Hazard Communication

Chemicals pose a wide range of health and physical hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is designed to ensure that information about these hazards and associated protective measures is disseminated. This is accomplished by requiring chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and to provide information about them through labels on shipped containers and more detailed information sheets called safety data sheets (SDSs). The HCS provides people the right-to-know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace.  On May 26, 2012, OSHA’s HCS was revised to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Major changes in the standard were made in the areas of hazard classification, labeling, safety data sheets, and information and training. All employers, including the Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractors, with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must comply with the standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.

After the revised HCS appeared in the Federal Register, the DOE Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), the Industrial Hygiene/Occupational Safety Special Interest Group (IH/OS SIG), representatives of labor organization grantees of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and the DOE Volpentest HAMMER Training and Education Center partnered to assemble training materials needed for the revised HCS. The group enlisted professionals within the DOE community to produce needed materials to help sites address specific technical and training gaps in current site Hazard Communication programs created by the revised HCS. These technical and training materials are available for use by the DOE community.

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DOE Training Materials Addressing OSHA’s New Globally Harmonized System

Announcement with Background and Acknowledgments of Developers

Instructor-Led Training (currently unavailable on EFCOG website)

Interactive Streaming Version with Comprehension Quizzes provided by the DOE National Training Center (Online Training)
Instructions:

  • Log-in required.
  • Click on Course Catalog. It will take a few minutes to upload. Scroll till you find the NTC Partners folder. The DOE Hazard Communication Standard Update Training is located in this folder.
  • Once enrolled, the course will show up in the “My Courses” folder.
  • Once you enroll for the DOE Hazard Communication Standard Update Training, it will not appear in the Course Catalog. It will only appear in the My Courses folder.
  • For help with viewing the online streaming materials – please contact Ron Jasper, email: LMSAdministrator@ntc.doe.gov or phone: 505-845-2209.

Static Version (Screen Shots) of Online Training VIEW PPT |VIEW PDF

Downloadable Lectora Source Files for streaming course (editable version) DOWNLOAD
Note: Course was developed and can be edited only with Lectora Inspire software.
Download Instructions:

  • File is a zip file.
  • Right-click on file, Save Target As…
  • The file is big so it will take time to download.

Downloadable SCORM 1.2 Compliant version of the streaming course (non-editable version) DOWNLOAD
Note: Course was developed with Lectora Inspire software and ready to attach to LMS.
Download Instructions:

  • File is a zip file.
  • Right-click on file, Save Target As…
  • The file is big so it will take time to download.

 

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OSHA Globally Harmonized System

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Globally Harmonized System

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