Course 105 Introduction to Hazard Communication

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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If you are an employee or supervisor working with hazardous substances in your daily work, this course will help you gain a basic understanding of best practices and requirements associated with 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 1910.1200.

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Key Topics

  • The HCS and Global Harmonization
  • Physical and health hazards
  • Labeling requirements
  • Safety data sheets
  • Employee responsibilities
  • Training requirements

Target Audience

  • Employee
  • Supervisor

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Modules and Learning Objectives

Click on the links below to access the modules. You can also click on the links at the top of the page.

Module 1 - Controls and Labeling

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the basic sections of the HCS 2012 standard.
  • Describe benefits of the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • Define "hazardous substances" and give examples of physical and health hazards.
  • Describe the chemical effects and four primary routes of entry when employees are exposed.
  • Discuss the "Hierarchy of Controls" for controlling chemical hazards.
  • List the types of chemical containers and the labeling requirements for each type.
  • Describe the nine HCS pictograms and the hazards they represent.

Module 2 - Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Discuss the purpose of the safety data sheet (SDS).
  • Describe the SDS requirements for manufacturers, distributors, importers and employers.
  • List and describe each of the required 16 sections of the SDS.
  • Discuss employee training requirements for the HCS 2012 program.
  • Discuss HCS 2012 requirements on multi-employer worksites.

Course 105 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Course 105 Final Exam

After you have studied all of the course material and answered the quiz questions, take the final exam. We highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are the same or similar to those on the final exam.

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to verify students have gained a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course materials to find the correct answer. Don't worry, if you fail the exam, you can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

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