Lesson 1 - What the Standard Requires


Identifying and evaluating chemical hazards; Providing an MSDS; Labeling and listing chemical hazards; Training employees; Writing a hazard communication program

Learning Objectives:
– Identify the goals of the Hazard Communication standard and the agency responsible for writing and enforcing the standard.
– Lost the eight fundamental actions required by the OSHA Hazard Communication standard and state the purpose of each.
– Explain the key requirements for carrying out each fundamental action.

Lesson 2 - Types of Chemical Hazards


Physical and health hazards; Exposure routes; Factors that affect the degree of hazard; Controlling chemical hazards; Detecting exposure hazards

Learning Objectives:
– Define chemical hazards covered by the Hazard Communication standard and the two categories into which they are divided.
– Identify the common physical forms of chemical hazards and the industrial operations that produce or release vapors, mists, dusts, and fumes.
– Name the three basic routes of exposure to health hazards.
– Explain the key factors that affect the degree of hazard.
– Discuss common methods of controlling chemical hazards.
– Explain how to detect exposure hazards and symptoms.

Lesson 3 - Material Safety Data Sheets


Chemical identification; Physical and chemical data; Health and physical hazard information; Fire, explosion, and reactive hazards; Special protection

Learning Objectives:
– Explain the purpose, availability, preparation, and basic content of MSDSs.
– Give examples of the health hazard information contained in MSDSs and how it is used.
– Give examples of the physical hazard information contained in the MSDSs and how it is used.
– Describe typical MSDS instructions on special precautions and procedures.