To better reflect updates made to the latest version of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), TargetSolutions has changed the title of its course Right-to-Know (Hazard Communication), to simply, Hazard Communication.
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard was updated in 2012 to comply with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The purpose was to standardize the container labeling of hazardous materials, safety data sheets (SDS), and the classification of hazardous chemicals.
“The updated Hazard Communication Standard sought not only to provide workers with the right to know about the hazardous materials they could potentially be exposed to in the workplace, but to understand them as well,” said TargetSolutions Content Specialist Christina Valenti. “This is what is prompting us to change the name of our course that covers the standard.”
TargetSolutions has a number of different Hazard Communication training online courses in its course library designed for various industries. With nine learning modules and a 10-question exam, TargetSolutions’ Hazard Communication course meets the OSHA safety standard while giving employees a convenient health and safety course with valuable information they need to stay safe.
More than 30 million workers are exposed to one or more chemical hazards across various industrial sectors. And with hundreds of new hazardous chemicals being introduced annually in addition to the estimated 650,000 already existing hazardous chemical products, risk for employees’ health and safety is on the rise.
With this in mind, employers must ensure that information about these dangers is shared with those who need to know. This course covers OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and emphasizes what it is and how to comply. After completion, employees will be able to:
Explain the need for hazard communication in the workplace
Describe employers’ responsibilities under the Hazard Communication Standard
Determine whether a substance is classified as a hazard based on physical and health hazard criteria
Read an SDS and label to obtain hazard information for a chemical