What Everyone Needs to Know about OSHA's HazCom Program

What you dont' know can hurt you!
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 39 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

This course is designed to inform employers, employees and newly assigned Health and Safety professionals about OSHA's Hazard Communication regulation and the recent changes to it.

Virtually every employer in the United States is required to have a written hazard communication program and many are completely unaware of it! The result is that hundreds of employees each year are injured by exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will know whether your state is regulated by federal OSHA or a state run program and have a general idea of the training and information these programs require.

Who is the target audience?

  • This is an introductory course intended for employers, employees, people with newly assigned health and safety responsibilities and anyone who would like to understand more about hazard communication.

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Section 1: Essentials of Hazard Communication
Course Introduction

Introduction to what the Hazard Communication Regulation is, what it requires of employers and what information and training an employee should expect to receive at any workplace.


What is required on a manufacturer's label and on a secondary container.

Labeling a secondary container
1 question

What GHS is, where it came from and understanding the pictograms


This lecture reviews the 16 sections of the new Safety Data Sheet format and includes instructions on how to get SDS sheets from an online search.

Sections of the Safety Data Sheets
4 questions

A general description of the components of a Hazard Communication program including a link to sample programs on the OSHA web site.

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Instructor Biography

Shannon Smith, Certified Safety and Health Official

I am the Assistant HSE Manager for a international research and exploration company and have been working in the health and safety field for seven years. After 375 hours of coursework, I have become a Certified Safety and Health Official through the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service and am an OSHA Outreach Instructor for the Maritime Industry. As a former educator, I have over 20 years of teaching experience with people of all ages and backgrounds. My goal is to take complex subjects and turn them into easy to follow, interactive courses with real life applications.

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