If you work with or around chemicals, you need to know what the chemicals are, what hazards are associated with them, and how to protect yourself from those hazards.
In this course, we will describe the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and how to effectively apply it at your work. The HCS specifies what information chemical suppliers and employers must provide, as well as the training employers must provide to their workers.
The HCS is aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), providing a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets.
On completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Define the responsibilities of the suppliers, employers and employees under the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
- Recognize the HCS pictograms and the associated hazard(s).
- List the information required on the supplier and workplace labels and on Safety Data Sheets.
- Outline the procedures for dealing with safe use, storage, transfer and spills of hazardous materials.
Workers who work with or could be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace.
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