SDS and Hazard Communication

Provided by: ToolingU

"SDS and Hazard Communication" focuses on communication methods about hazardous workplace substances and how they increase employee awareness and safety. Education, labeling, data collection, testing, and other communication methods detail the dangers of specific chemicals and offer methods of protection from physical and health hazards. OSHA requires that employers establish a written hazard communication program to communicate employee responsibilities, standard implementation, chemical hazards, and safety measures. Hazard communication programs must include a chemical inventory, specific labeling, SDS for each individual chemical, and training.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the ways hazard communication exists and is enforced
  • Describe chemicals not covered by the HCS
  • Identify chemical hazard classifications
  • Identify types of physical hazards
  • Identify types of health hazards with systemic effects
  • Identify the target organ effects of health hazards
  • Identify the steps that chemical manufacturers and importers use to make hazard determinations
  • Describe OSHA's labeling requirements for hazardous chemicals
  • Describe instances in which chemicals do not require labeling
  • Define SDS
  • Describe the information that OSHA requires an SDS to contain
  • Describe SDS distribution requirements
  • Describe the hazardous chemical information and training requirements
  • Describe the hazard communication program
  • Describe the hazardous chemical inventory
  • Describe the labeling requirements necessary for a hazardous communication program
  • Describe the SDS requirements necessary for a hazardous communication program
  • Describe the training requirements necessary for a hazardous communication program.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for all personnel in the manufacturing workplace dealing with chemical substances.

Course ID







Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Hazard Identification, OSHA Requirements

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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