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Hazard Communication

Under its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all employers to develop written hazard communication programs.

The primary goal of the HCS is to ensure the safety of employees who work with hazardous materials.

To keep safe at work:

  • Learn about hazardous materials and how they can hurt you
  • Identify your potential for exposure and recognize signs of overexposure
  • Learn how to safeguard against exposure

This course will give you the information you need to keep safe when working with hazardous materials.

Courseware Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define hazardous materials, including a description of why certain materials are hazardous to healthcare workers.
  • Describe the components of a safety data sheet (SDS).
  • Explain the requirements for and how to interpret a chemical container label that will help ensure healthcare worker safety.
  • Discuss the importance of using personal protective equipment that can assist in improving healthcare worker safety.