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 in the workplace:
- Healthcare workers need to learn about hazardous materials and how they can hurt you
- Identify your potential for exposure
- Recognize signs of overexposure
- Learn how to safeguard against exposure
The overall purpose of this activity is to enable learners to understand how to protect themselves from exposure to hazardous materials.