Hazard Communication Training
The Hazard Communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), sometimes called the HazCom standard, is a set of requirements first issued in 1983 by OSHA. The standard requires evaluating the potential hazards of chemicals, and communicating information concerning those hazards and appropriate protective measures to employees. The HazCom standard includes provisions for:
- developing and maintaining a written hazard communication program for the workplace, including lists of hazardous chemicals present;
- labeling of containers of chemicals in the workplace, as well as of containers of chemicals being shipped to other workplaces;
- preparation and distribution of safety data sheets (SDSs) to workers and downstream employers; and
- development and implementation of worker training programs regarding hazards of chemicals and protective measures.
Classroom training is provided by the Health and Safety Office. Employees working in academic settings can request enrollment in D2L based training by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to ensure that workstations are ergonomically correct, they should be evaluated periodically. A self-evaluation may be completed by following the link: http://www.healthycomputing.com/.
If a more thorough analysis is required please contact the Risk Management office.
The Health & Safety Office has purchased and maintains a number of videos or DVD’s that address a variety of safety issues. Contact the safety office to checkout any of the videos listed below.
- Slips, Trips and Falls
- Custodial Blood borne Pathogens
- Back Safety for maintenance and custodial workers
- Heat Stress
- Compressed gases: Safe handling procedures