This course will focus on the responsibilities of the employer in establishing and implementing an effective hazard communication program. By the end of this course, the participants should be able to:
- List the primary Hazard Communications Standard responsibilities for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and employers.
- Describe the four basic elements of the Hazard Communications Program.
- Discuss the nature of chemical hazards and the types of exposures they present.
- List the information required on each of the four types of hazardous chemical containers.
- Describe each of the 16 sections of a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
Identify the basic requirements of the hazard communication training program.
Course subjects include the following:
- Information on interpreting hazardous chemical labels and Safety Data Sheets and the relationship between those two methods of hazard communication.
- The new GHS labeling system for chemicals.
- Acute and chronic effects of hazardous chemicals to which employees may be exposed, by chemical category.
- Safe handling of hazardous chemicals to which employees may be exposed, by chemical category.
- Proper use of protective equipment with respect to the hazardous chemicals to which employees may be exposed, by chemical category.
- First aid treatment for exposures with respect to the hazardous chemicals to which employees may be exposed, by chemical category.
- General safety instructions on the handling, cleanup procedures, and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
Who Should Attend
This course is for persons who have little or no formal HAZCOM training and are recently assigned to hazard communication, labeling, regulatory compliance responsibility. The course assumes little or no prior knowledge of applied rules, regulations or standards, and little or no experience in the preparation of labels or MSDSs.