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Hazard communication (HazCom) is a critical element of safety. It’s a topic for which OSHA requires extensive training to keep workers safe.
To understand why HazCom requires such comprehensive training, we must first understand what it is.
HazCom refers to the process of sharing information about potential hazards in the workplace with employees. This allows employees to make informed decisions about how best to protect themselves from these hazards.
While the goal of HazCom is simple, getting there isn’t. That’s why OSHA requires employers to provide comprehensive HazCom training on HazCom topics to all employees who might be exposed to hazardous materials—especially chemicals—in the workplace.
Chemicals in the workplace are common but can create hazards and endanger the lives of employees.
HazCom Safety Training Kit
Duration: 45 minutes
Languages: English and Spanish
Digital and Hard Copy: $675.00
Description: DIY TRAINING KIT: COURSE A – This do-it-yourself course equips your onsite instructors with the tools necessary to teach and reteach everything your employees need to know about HazCom, including information about SDS, GHS, labelling, chemicals, and specific hazards associated with different types of chemicals.
Injury and Illness Prevention Plan Manual
Digital Delivery: $600.00
Digital and Hard Copy: $725.00
3-Year Maintenance: $590.00
Description: MANUAL – The Injury and Illness Prevention Plan is a customized manual written to federal OSHA regulations. Pick from over 120 elective policies, such as HazCom safety training, to build a complete safety manual. Opt into manual maintenance to ensure your manual remains up-to-date when regulations change.
Digital and Hard Copy: $135.00
Description: SUBSCRIPTION – Get weekly safety meeting topics based on your selections delivered throughout the year. This can included HazCom – specific topics or meetings related to the specific upcoming job, such as transporting hazardous chemicals.
HazCom Safety Meetings
Digital and Hard Copy: $380.00
Description: SUBSCRIPTION – Get weekly safety meeting topics based on your selections delivered throughout the year. This can included HazCom – specific topics or meetings related to the specific upcoming job, such as transporting hazardous chemicals. Meetings are delivered as a single page with guided information and a training logs for employees to sign. Carbonless paper include to retain copies of sign-in.
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Description: SUBSCRIPTION – With SafetyConnect, users get access to over 300 courses, including HazCom courses in English and Spanish. SafetyConnect is more than a standard learning management system. It’s a powerful tool that not only lets you train your employees, but also lets you upload your own content and centralize safety records. HazCom training courses include: SDS & HazCom Awareness for Manufacturing, Advanced Hazard Communication, Hazard Communication Awareness for All Industries, Container Labelling Awareness for All Industries, and more.
OSHA created HazCom standards to protect employees. It makes companies producing and/or using hazardous materials (namely chemicals) provide employees with information and training related to them. This is often referred to as OSHA’s “right-to-know” rule.
A written HazCom program must be developed if the company uses or produces hazardous chemicals. The plan must include steps to ensure all workers are familiar with the risks for handling chemicals. Employees must understand the chemical labeling and symbols related to each type of chemical hazard.
The written program must include labeling, materials inventory, safety data sheets, and training. It should be implemented, maintained, and readily available to employees. Reviews and revisions may be needed on a regular basis to cover any changes like new chemicals or personal protective equipment (PPE).
Safety data sheets (SDS) are detailed descriptions of hazardous materials inventoried. SDS provides vital information about a product’s physical characteristics and its hazardous properties.
Most SDS have 16 sections (12 of which are mandatory). OSHA says that an SDS should include the properties of each chemical as well as physical and health hazards. Other sections include environmental hazards, protective measures, and safety needs for handling, storing, and transporting the chemicals.
SDS must be available for all hazardous materials present in a work area. The information provided in the SDS should be helpful and easily accessible to anyone who needs it quickly.
Containers of hazardous chemicals must have labels that show the material and warn of its potential hazard. Companies that make, use, and transport hazardous chemicals must ensure that containers of hazardous chemicals are labeled properly. The containers must be labeled with the chemical name and proper warnings. The name and address of the hazardous chemical maker, importer, or other responsible parties must also be on the label.
If the chemical is moved to another container, the employer must properly label the new container.
All employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace must be trained to identify and work safely with them. The training must happen before their first assignment and whenever hazards change. Training cover SDS, explaining the hazards of chemicals, and safety measures. Training must include proper PPE, how to handle a chemical exposure, and cleanup of a chemical spill. Always train what chemicals each employee may encounter during normal duties.
Employees must have information about where to find SDS in the workplace, who manages the HazCom program, and where to get copies.
Workers must wear PPE for many hazardous chemical operations. Respiratory protection, eye protection, and body protection may be needed. Other PPE items may include foot/leg protection and hand/arm protection.
Safety Services Company HazCom includes information about how to use personal protective equipment for specific jobs.
Looking for a convenient, easy-to-use online HazCom course? Our feature-rich content and learning management systems has more than six different HazCom courses. Some of the most popular topics include SDS & HazCom Awareness for Manufacturing, Hazard Communication Awareness for All Industries, Container Labeling Awareness for General Industry and Hazard Communication (Advanced) for All Industries.
If you have a competent and qualified HazCom trainer of your own, Safety Services Company offers HazCom training kits. These kits include the following:
When you need help setting up a complete HazCom safety program, Safety Services Company can send out a safety professional to evaluate your work environment and offer consultation.
A complete written HazCom program should be specific to your business and work sites. Safety Services Company offers manuals customized for your business. Each manual comes with a custom written HazCom program.
Working with ISNetworld®, Avetta®, Veriforce®, or any of 30+ prequalification platforms to land a contract with a safety-minded organization? Safety Services Company offers safety prequalification services to help companies meet prequalification platform requirements for HazCom and other such safety topics. These services are not limited to but include:
To reinforce HazCom training, companies must regularly talk about HazCom topics. Weekly safety meetings and toolbox talks allow this. Safety Services Company offers industry-guided HazCom safety meetings sent in weekly or biweekly installments. Choose from over 1000 topics, including HazCom SDS Guidelines, Hazard Communication, GHS Physical Hazards, Hazardous Waste, and much more.
This covers the employer’s requirements to provide information and training to their employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they may be exposed at the time of their initial assignment and whenever a new hazard is introduced into their work area. To include labels and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and information and training.
This California regulation covers the employer’s requirements to provide information and training to their employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they may be exposed at the time of their initial assignment and whenever a new hazard is introduced into their work area. To include labels and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and information and training.
There are five basic elements of the Hazard Communication Program:
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