More than 32 million workers are exposed to 650,000 hazardous chemicals in more than 3 million workplaces. And hundreds of new chemical products are introduced every year, each with its own particular health and physical hazards.
OSHA implemented the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to help employers and employees protect themselves from chemical hazards, and reduce the incidence of related illness and injuries.
the Hazard Communication Compliance Course help companies to comply with the HCS in your own facility. In just six hours, we’ll walk you through the key elements of the HCS, and show you how to protect your employees and your business.
THE COURSE COVERS:
- How to determine if hazardous chemicals are present in your workplace
- Steps for setting up an effective hazard communication program
- Guidelines for labelling hazardous chemicals
- Using Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to evaluate hazardous chemical exposures
- Promoting responsibility for initial and ongoing hazard communication activities
- Assessing gaps between the HCS and your workplace program, and identifying key actions for closing the gaps.
- Identify the purpose and key elements of the HCS 1910.1200.
- Recognise and correctly use key terms and concepts relating to hazard communication.
- Identify ways to determine if hazardous chemicals are present in your workplace.
- Identify elements of and steps for setting up a hazard communication program.
YOU’LL BE ABLE TO:
- Empower your employees to identify and avoid potential problems
- Assess situations where exposure to chemicals has occurred
- Reduce chemical related illnesses and injuries throughout your facility
- Save on workers’ comp and related costs