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Hazard Communications Standard and Modifications by the GHS

The purpose of the Hazard Communications Standard is to provide knowledge to workers about the hazardous chemicals that they use in the workplace. When employees have information about the hazardous chemicals being used in their workplace, they can take steps to reduce exposures, substitute less hazardous materials, and establish proper work practices. This will help prevent work related illnesses and injuries on the job.

This training will educate you about the Hazard Communications Standard as modified by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This course includes both pre and post GHS information as employers will be affected by both.

HR Classroom's web-based training allows companies to ensure they have delivered this important compliance information to all employees, no matter where they are located - and document each employee's training.

Course Content Includes:
  • Becoming Familiar with the Hazard Communications Standard
  • Exceptions to the Hazard Communications Standard
  • Identifying Responsible Staff
  • Identifying Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace including modifications by the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
  • GHS compliance dates
  • How the GHS changes the concept of hazard
  • The GHS physical, health and environmental hazards
  • Learning about Material Safety Data Sheets and Safety Data Sheets as required by the GHS
  • What is required of the new Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that replaces the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Labels and other forms of warning including modifications by the GHS
  • What the labeling requirements are under the GHS, including signal words, hazard statements and pictograms
  • Employee Information and Training
  • Quizzes and a final review quiz

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