OSHA GHS Hazard Communication
(Worker Right To Know)

This course describes the standard, chemical and physical hazards, along with hazard controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of workers.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
English
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Hazard Communication for General Industry
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Employee and Employer Rights and Responsibilities
  • Precautions, Controls, and Guidelines
  • Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

Course Description

This global harmonized system (GHS) training course describes the standard, chemical and physical hazards, along with hazard controls that can be used to protect the health and safety of workers. This course also helps employers in general industry settings understand their responsibility for informing employees of the hazards and identities of workplace chemicals to which they are exposed.

The OSHA Hazard Communication (Worker Right To Know) Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, and a final exam.

Course Outline

OSHA GHS Hazard Communication (Worker Right To Know) Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to Hazard Communication for General Industry

  • Background Information about the Standard
  • Major Changes to the Standard
  • Importance of the Standard
  • Key Terms
  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Employee Training

Chemical Hazards

  • Routes of Entry
  • Recognition of Health Hazards
  • Health Effects of Chemical Hazards
  • Chemical Agents and Their Health Effects

Written Hazard Communication Program

  • Additional Requirements of the Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Hazard Inventory
  • Hazard Classification
  • Health Hazard Classes
  • Labels
  • HMIS and NFPA Labeling Systems
  • HMIS Labeling System
  • NFPA Labeling System
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Exposure Controls: Elimination and Substitution
  • Exposure Controls: Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • Exposure Controls: Personal Protective Equipment

Employee and Employer Rights and Responsibilities

  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Training
  • Communicating Hazards and Labeling
  • Exposure Control Plan
  • Elements of an Exposure Control Plan
  • Housekeeping
  • Sharps Injury Log
  • Record Keeping

Precautions, Controls, and Guidelines

  • Universal Precautions
  • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • Needleless Systems and Engineered Sharp Protection
  • General Safety Practice Review
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Available PPE
  • Laundering PPE per the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
  • Removal of PPE

Blood-borne Pathogens

  • OSHA’s Blood-borne Pathogens Standard
  • Requirements of the Blood-borne Pathogens Standard
  • General Safety Practices

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)

  • Emergency Planning and Emergency Release Notification
  • Annual Inventory
  • Toxics Release Inventory
  • EPCRA Inspections

Summary

Additional Resources

Exam

Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 (C) states: Each employee who may be “exposed” to hazardous chemicals when working must be provided information and trained prior to initial assignment to work with a hazardous chemical, and whenever the hazard changes. “Exposure” or “exposed” under the rule means that “an employee is subjected to a hazardous chemical in the course of employment through any route of entry (inhalation, ingestion, skin contact or absorption, etc.) and includes potential (e.g., accidental or possible) exposure.”

How often is retraining or recertification required?

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200 (h)(1) states:

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 on is introduced into their work area.

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies employee Hazcom training a.k.a. Worker Right To Know training requirements of OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.1200 Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals and Hazard Communication Standard.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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