The Hazard Communication
Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200) was established to provide employees with
information about the hazardous materials they produce, handle, store, and
use in the workplace. To facilitate compliance with this regulatory
requirement and educate our employees on workplace chemical hazards, the
Corporate HSE Department has developed an online HAZCOM training. This
training is mandatory for all employees working with chemicals (not
including office supplies and consumer chemicals) and employees who could
be potentially exposed to chemicals.
Please note that the HAZCOM standard has recently been updated to align
with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of
Chemicals (GHS). The current training edition addressed the
changes. For more
information please visit the relevant US OSHA webpage.
In order to pass, you will need to review all
training materials and answer correctly 80% of the quiz questions at the
end of the training. Safety Department will issue your HAZCOM certificate
upon completion of the training and passing of the quiz. The result will
be recorded in our online database automatically. You will have an option
to review your answers and correct answers.
Please enter your email
address in the User ID field and forward the auto email generated at the
end of the quiz to your safety coordinator!
In addition, site-specific
training is required on safe handling, toxic effects, and exposure
prevention/control techniques for workplace hazardous substances (as specified
in the training package presented). At least annual refresher is required
on site-specific portion of this training. Chemical-specific training should be
provided each time a new chemical is introduced.
HAZCOM Compliance Checklist for Management and
- Obtain a copy of the standard.
- Read and understand the HAZCOM requirements.
- Assign responsibility for HAZCOM tasks.
- Prepare an inventory of chemicals.
- Ensure containers are labeled.
- Obtain SDS for each chemical.
- Prepare written program.
- Made SDSs available to workers.
- Conduct training of workers.
- Establish procedures to maintain current program.
- Establish procedures to evaluate effectiveness.