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Learn about the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (1910.1200).

GHS: HazCom 2012 for Workers
Language: English

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Course Details

Course Description

The course familiarizes workers with the HazCom system used across the United States to provide safety information and training about hazardous chemicals in their workplaces. Participants will learn about the Hazard Communication Standard 2012 (1910.1200) which adopted the “Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals” (GHS). The course covers the pictograms (symbols) and their meaning, the labels on hazardous chemicals, the hazards of each class, and safety data sheets (SDSs).

The course integrates examples, practical advice, and interactive quizzes within the learning.

Topics include:

  • Components of the new label format
  • The new HazCom (GHS) classes and their pictograms
  • Safety data sheets (SDSs) and their format
  • Helpful resources

Upon completion of the course you will know how to:

  • Understand the labels
  • Recognize the pictograms (symbols) for each hazard class
  • Identify the hazards for each class
  • Understand the importance of the SDS
  • Find additional information about the hazards and protective measures from SDSs

Average time to complete this course is approximately 60 minutes.

Target Audience

  • Workers in workplaces where chemical products are used
  • Students in science and technology programs
  • Young workers preparing for a new job
  • Those with responsibilities for training and compliance

Prerequisite

None

Delivery Method

This course is delivered as an on-line e-learning course. All you need is a computer, access to the Internet - and you are ready to go! This e-learning course is designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own environment at your own convenience.

Registration

Registration for this course is provided online, or by contacting Client Services or calling 1-800-668-4284.

Review Process

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are developed by subject specialists in the field, and reviewed by representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible.

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