Who Should Take This Course?
This course is intended for workers who are exposed to hazardous chemicals at the workplace, as well as workers involved in the shipment, importation, and manufacture of hazardous materials.
As part of "Employee's Right to Know", all employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals must receive Hazard Communication Training within 30 days of their hire date. In many states, this training must be repeated on an annual basis.
This course provides students with training on the changes implemented to the HAZCOM Standard brought about by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, in accordance with OSHA's 2012 HAZCOM Standard.
This course is worth 3 hours (0.3 CEUs) of EMS Continuing Education (CE) credits.
The objectives of this course are to train students in accordance with OSHA's 2012 Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) regarding the classification of chemicals, labeling, and Safety Data Sheets in alignment with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
This course should be coupled with company specific information as needed.
This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the module exams. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.
||The Hazard Communication Standard
||Hazard Communication Labeling
||Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
||Understanding SDS Terminology
This course has a final exam based upon the content covered in the course.
The exam consists of 10 questions selected at random from a larger pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
Additional training as part of your employer's ongoing Hazard Communication Program may be required.
Additional training in the use of any personal protective equipment (PPE) or clothing used as part of your job is also required and should be provided by your employer.
Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.
We’re excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet).
Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.
Mobile Pros & Cons
Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.
- No computer needed
- Tablet mobility
- Tablet screen graphics
- Smartphone screens can be too small to see
- Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
- Phone calls can interrupt training
During our testing we noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size. The newer the device, the better the result. We are also aware that the course will not work on the first generation iPad, nor older Android Tablets.
Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.
Your Mobile Browser
While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.
Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.
Q – How long will this course take to complete?
A – Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
Q – Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?
A – No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Q – Can I take the course from more than one computer?
A – Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.
Q – Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A – Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.