Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication

Understand how to identify and evaluate chemical hazards using the Global Harmonised System for hazard communications

Vivid Learning
Updated Jul 20, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the purpose and importance of a hazard communication program in the workplace.
  • Recognize the physical and health hazards inherent with hazardous chemicals.
  • Identify the purpose of a Safety Data Sheet, and its components.
  • Identify chemicals and their hazards, through labeling and warning practices.
  • Recognize the information and training related to hazardous chemicals that should be supplied by an employer.
Course Description

The purpose of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is to standardize how we communicate about chemical hazards in the workplace. OSHA has adapted its Hazard Communication Standard to align with the globally harmonized system.

To enable employees to recognize and understand the required elements of their company’s written hazard communication program, including how to identify and evaluate chemical hazards using the GHS international classification of chemical hazards, label elements, and Safety Data Sheets. This lesson does not address the use of labels, markings or other communication methods that are employer or facility-specific and not within the scope of this lesson.