GHS HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATION TRAINING

Course Description

Workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals daily in the workplace. Such conditions pose a serious health threat to the worker. OSHA requires training regarding chemical hazards in the workplace. In this course you will learn about the HazCom (Hazardous Communication) Standard and the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and how to use Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and chemical labels to protect yourself from hazards or react to chemical exposures. This course gives you a basic understanding of how to identify and safely handle hazardous chemicals, OSHA’s Hazardous Communications or the “Right to Know” Act, GHS, and how workers can prevent and protect themselves from chemical hazards.

MAJOR CHANGES TO THE HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD
Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures.
Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.
Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16-section format.
Information and training: Employers are required to train workers by December 1, 2013 on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding.

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Course Details

Next Start Date:
Tuesday December 11, 2018
Federal Standard:
29 CFR 1910.120
Frequency:

Annually

Prerequisite:

None

Time:
0.5 hours
Tuition:
$20
Course Availability:
Online 24/7

System Requirements

The elements listed below are the minimum system requirements to take this online course. While you may use the minimum requirements, your experience online will be greatly enhanced through the use of a faster internet connection, i.e. cable or DSL as opposed to ‘dial-up’.

  • IBM PC Compatible Computer [200 MHz processor with 32MB RAM]
  • Sound Card with speakers or headphones
  • SVGA [800×600] video card, driver, and monitor
  • Microsoft Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP
  • Internet connection [minimum 56Kbps recommended]
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or greater [free download]
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