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705 Hazard Communication Program
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All employers must identify the hazardous chemicals they use and develop a hazard communication program (HAZCOM) to inform their employees about those chemicals. However, failing to maintain a written HAZCOM program is one of the most common OSHA violations.

This course is an introduction to Part 1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances - 1910.1200 Hazard Communication and contains the latest Global Harmonization Standards. Written program requirements, labeling, and safety data sheet (SDS) maintenance and training will be discussed. A sample written hazard communication program is also reviewed.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to:
ID Objective
TO 1.0 Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the final course assessment.
LO 1.1.1 Describe general requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard.
LO 1.2.1 Discuss the forms of hazardous chemicals, their effects, and routes of entry.
LO 1.2.2 Describe the chemical "Hierarchy of Controls" and give examples of control strategies and methods.
LO 1.3.1 Give an example of each of the four types of container labeling.
LO 1.4.1 Given a SDS, discuss the purpose and application of each of the required sections.
LO 1.5.1 Describe the information and training requirements in the hazard communication program.

Key: Terminal Objective (TO), Learning Objective (LO)