|Description|| Hazard Communication Training
All employees who work with hazardous chemicals must receive training to become knowledgeable about the potential hazards of the chemicals they use and how to properly handle these chemicals. This session provides general information about working with chemicals. More specific training must be provided by the supervisor or department in which each employee works. In this session, we will discuss the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, different sources of chemical safety information available to employees and students, and how to "decode" and use the information found in material safety data sheets (MSDSs). The session also includes an overview of the potential health and physical hazards of chemicals, how to use personal protective equipment, first aid for chemical exposures, handling flammable liquids and compressed gases, incidental spill clean-up, and hazardous waste disposal.
Who Should Attend?
This training is mandatory for all non-laboratory employees who work in areas where hazardous chemicals are stored and used. Employees who work in laboratories must attend Laboratory Safety Training.