To protect workers exposed to hazardous chemicals in all industrial sectors, the Federal Government established the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) 1910.1200, also known as the "right to know" law. This standard was based on a simple concept: employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and the identities of the chemicals they are exposed to when working. OSHA has since revised this standard such that it not only gives workers the right to know, but also gives them the right to understand.
This course is designed to assist employees in learning about work hazards, how to protect themselves, and include the revisions that align with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), published in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574).
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This course will focus on the responsibilities of the employee in taking full advantage of their Right to Know and their Right to Understand OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and the latest ruling bringing it more in line with the Globally Harmonized System of classification (GHS). By the end of the course you should be able to:
2 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Citation: 29 CFR 1910.1200 and 29 CFR 1926.59
29 CFR 1910.1200(h)(1)
Employers shall provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical hazard the employees have not previously been trained about is introduced into their work area. Information and training may be designed to cover categories of hazards (e.g., flammability, carcinogenicity) or specific chemicals. Chemical-specific information must always be available through labels and safety data sheets.
The requirements applicable to construction work under this section are identical to those set forth at 1910.1200 of this chapter.
Refresher Training Required: Not specified.
The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.
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