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Medical Hazard Communication Overview

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the purpose and importance of a hazard communication program
  • Recognize common physical and health hazards associated with hazardous chemicals
  • Identify chemicals and their hazards, through labeling, markings, pictograms, and warning practices
  • Identify the purpose and components of a Safety Data Sheet

Available in English, Spanish

10 Minutes

Mobile Ready

This lesson teaches you to recognize and understand the required elements of your company’s written hazard communication program, including how to: protect yourself from hazardous chemicals and substances used or stored in your workplace using the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), recognize and respond to label elements, and understand the contents of Safety Data Sheets.

Course Outline
  • Medical Hazard Communication
Regulations
  • 29 CFR 1910.1200, Hazard Communication Standard, Appendices A-E
  • OSHA Publication Number 3084.
  • OSHA Part 1910, Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances
  • The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) listing of Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances and Physical Agents in the Work Environment