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Chapter Listing

OSHA Hazard Communication - DEMO


Chapter 1: Introduction

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Once implemented, the revised standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace, making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals. This update will also help reduce trade barriers and result in productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals while providing cost savings for the companies that periodically update safety data sheets and labels for chemicals covered under the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).


Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Explain what constitutes a hazardous substance and the risks associated with them.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials used in the workplace.
  3. Describe the use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  4. List the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body, and of the effects that the specific chemical found at the site might have on people, property, or the environment.
  5. Identify the common hazard communication standard pictograms.


Chapter 1: Introduction 

  • How Can Workplace Hazards be Minimized?
  • What is Hazard Communication

Chapter 2: OSHA Standards

  • Hazard Determination
  • Labeling
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard
  • What information is contained in an SDS?
  • Where can I find an SDS?

Chapter 3: Physical Hazards

  • Fire
  • Explosives
  • Chemical Reactivity
  • Gas Cylinder

Chapter 4: Health Hazards 

  • Toxicity versus Hazard
  • Toxicity versus Dose
  • Exposure

Chapter 5: Poisons, Corrosives, and Radiation

Chapter 6: Hazard Communication Standard Pictogram

  • Health Hazard
  • Flame
  • Exclamation Mark
  • Gas Cylinder
  • Corrosion
  • Exploding Bomb
  • Flame Over Circle
  • Environment
  • Skull and Crossbones

Chapter 7: Preventing Injury 

  • Substitution
  • Engineering Controls
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Training

Chapter 8: Resources

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