Full course description

Employees shall receive information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical hazard to the employees have not previously been trained about is introduced into their work area. 

This general training program shall provide an introduction to the following:
 
  • The requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard;  

  • The location and availability of the written Hazard Communication Program;  

  • The details of the Hazard Communication Program including an explanation of the labeling system and the safety data sheet and how employees can obtain and use the appropriate hazard information;  

  • Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical in the work area;  

  • The physical, health, simple asphyxiation, combustible dust and pyrophoric gas hazards, as well as  hazards not otherwise classified, of the chemicals in the work area; and  

  • The measures employees can take to protect themselves from these hazards, including work practice controls, emergency procedures and personal protective equipment.  

 Department specific training shall be conducted upon employment, and whenever a new hazard (e.g., new class of chemical hazards, a change in assignment or a new process which may be hazardous) is introduced into an employee's work area.  

Department supervisors are responsible for providing department specific training to employees.

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