Hazard Communication Training
Course Code: WTD162
Course Name: Hazard Communication Training
Department: Environmental Health & Safety
Length of Session: 1 Hour
Audience: All employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals when working
Session Description: The KSU Hazard Communication Program provides employees with the necessary information to protect their health and well-being from chemical hazards. The campus-wide program has been updated to include the Globally Harmonized System of Chemical Classification and Labeling (GHS) that was added in 2012.
Hazard Communication (HazCom) training is required for all employees who may be "exposed" to hazardous chemicals when working. "Exposure" or "exposed" under the HazCom standard means that an employee is subjected to a hazardous chemical in the course of employment through any route of entry (inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, or absorption) and includes potential (e.g., accidental or possible) exposure. For more information, see the KSU Hazard Communication Program.
The Department of Environmental Health & Safety offers HazCom training monthly. Employees that completed HazCom training prior to September 2013 will need to attend a current course that includes GHS.
Session Objectives: As a result of this session, participants will:
- Know the purpose of the hazard communication standard (HCS).
- Recognize the new changes with the implementation of the Global Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
- Identify how and where hazard communication information can be available and accessed in their own department or college.
- Distinguish who is responsible for HCS functions at the college or department.