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Course Description

HazCom/Right To Know refers to the workplace safety standards for “Hazard Communication” (HazCom), which covers some 650,000 chemical products found in more than three million workplaces. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed the HazCom standards to ensure workers are informed about the chemicals and any health and safety hazards they present. In 2012, OSHA modified the HazCom standards by adopting the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS), an international approach to hazard communication.

It is estimated that more than 30 million workers — employees across a wide range of positions, job functions and responsibilities — are exposed to hazardous chemicals in their workplaces. As such, it is essential employers offer required hazardous materials training. Failure to offer required Haz/Com training or comply with applicable laws and regulations can lead to significant fines and penalties.

The Cintas, 30-minute Online HazCom Training Course delivers the information and training on HazCom required by OSHA regulations and the GHS (and New York State "Right To Know" laws). Topics include:

  • The goals of HazCom/Right To Know
  • Understanding chemical basics
  • How to recognize potential chemical hazards
  • Identifying hazardous chemicals in your workplace
  • Importance of Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
  • The careful reading of labels and tags
  • How to prevent chemical exposure
  • What to do when chemical exposure occurs
  • Additional responsibilities of employers

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