Hazard Communication Training - GHS

Initial, Refresher or EMS CE Course. Completed entirely online.



What is GHS and OSHA Hazardous Communication Training?

This course teaches you how to identify hazardous chemicals in the workplace, safely handle them, and protect yourself and your coworkers from the risks they present.

OSHA requires employers who use hazardous chemicals to educate affected employees on risks and safety precautions.  It's called the Hazardous Communications Standard (HCS or "HazCom" for short), which followed the "Right to Know" Act.

The use standardized labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) is an important part of HazCom. They allow workers to identify chemicals and find important information quickly.  In 2013, OSHA aligned their classification system, label standards, and SDS format with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System (GHS) to make international trade easier. 

This course covers the most up-to-date GHS HCS standards.

Who Should Take GHS and OSHA Hazardous Communication Training?

HazCom standards apply to all employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces, regardless of industry or size.  Employees with potential exposure need to be HazCom-trained.

Here are some examples of settings or professions where HazCom training is probably necessary – keep in mind, this list is not exhaustive:


  • Health Care settings (including dentists)
  • Emergency Responders
  • Pharmacies/Pharmaceutical settings
  • Laboratories
  • Cleaning/Janitorial services
  • Pest Control
  • Lawn Care
  • Plumbers
  • HVAC services
  • Automotive industry
  • Manufacturing or Industrial settings
  • Oil and Gas industry
  • Construction industry

Topics Covered

  • Introduction
  • The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
  • The Globally Harmonized System (GHS)
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Important Definitions
  • Labels
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Hazards
  • Controlling Physical and Health Hazards
  • Case Study
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Training

Additional Information


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