Workers face daily risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace, which can pose serious threats to their health. Following the “Right to Know” Act, OSHA has required training and standardization in chemical workplace hazard communication.
In this course, you will learn about the Hazardous Communications (HazCom) Standard, Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), and the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS), which was a result of OSHA’s integration with the United Nations classification system in 2013, creating a global standard and easing international trade.
HazCom standards are important to any employers in any industry with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces. Employees facing potential exposure are required to be HazCom-trained. Some examples of professional settings where HazCom training is like necessary are:
- Health care settings
- EMTs and Emergency responders
- Cleaning and janitorial services
- Plumbing services
- Landscaping and lawn care providers
- Exterminators and pest control
- Construction industry
- Manufacturing industry
- Automotive industry
- Oil and gas sites
- HVAC services