Online OSHA GHS Hazard Communication for Managers and Supervisors

Hazard Communication Standard with GHS Additions - Employer/Supervisor Training

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. In 2012 OSHA revised this standard to align it with the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) such that it not only gave workers the right to know, but now it gives them the right to understand.

This course is designed to provide guidelines for the employer (and/or supervisor) in developing their own company’s Hazard Communication Program, while at the same time providing an in-depth review of what HazCom is all about, especially in light of the latest changes which were published in the Federal Register in March 2012 (77 FR 17574).

Course Fee
$75.00 USD


  • Instant Access, Online, On-Demand
  • Certificate, Wallet Card, Scoresheet
  • Accepted by: OSHA

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For Employees?
This course is designed for Employers and Supervisors. For training employees for GHS Hazcom, please consider:

GHS Hazcom for Employees


  1. Introduction to OSHA HazCom
  2. Analyzing the Workplace; Assessing the Hazards
  3. Container Labeling
  4. SDS
  5. Information and Training; Be in Compliance

Who Should Attend

  • All workers exposed to hazardous chemicals in all industrial sectors
  • All employers who subject their employees to hazardous chemicals
  • All employers who have employees that are exposed to hazardous chemicals
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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 you should be able to:
  • Be familiar with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard and the latest ruling
  • List the primary Hazard Communications Standard responsibilities for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and employers
  • Understand the key changes to OSHA’s HazCom Standard
  • Describe the basic elements of the Hazard Communications Program
  • When presented with a pictogram, be able to discuss the nature of chemical hazards and the types of exposures it presents
  • List the 6 elements of container labeling
  • Describe each of the 16 required sections of a Safety Data Sheet
  • Identify the basic requirements of the hazard communication training program
  • Be prepared to comply for HazCom’s training deadline set by OSHA of December 1, 2013; and
  • Understand the requirements for ongoing training required under the HazCom Standard


Allyson E. Porter

Ms. Porter is co-founder and Managing Partner at KeikaVentures, LLC, and has been focused on the topics covered under HazCom and environmental management compliance for over 20 years.

Contact Hours

4 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.

Training Requirement

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.

29 CFR 1926.59

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.

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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.