Health & Safety Institute Blog

July 15, 2014

Hazard Communication – Knowledge to Protect Yourself

osha pictogramsWe all know the power of communication, and nowhere is it more mission critical than when communicating hazards in the workplace.

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is a familiar one to most business owners and safety professionals, and the Administration cuts right to the chase on their helpful summary page that reviews chemical hazards and toxic substances:

“In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers.”

The identifying, labeling, storing, and transporting of dangerous substances lies at the heart of HazCom, and training is the key to both safety and compliance. Safety programs must build hazardous materials awareness and demonstrate to workers how to keep themselves safe and avoid the health concerns that can accompany chemicals and toxic substances.

And your partners at Summit Training Source are here to help.

GHS: Chemical Labeling & Classification
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200

As potentially hazardous chemicals travel around the world, everyday, it is critical to understand how to identify hazards and handle hazardous chemicals safely (including properly identifying and labeling), regardless of their origin. Ensure your workers understand the global standard for handling hazardous chemicals as this course covers:

• Introduction to GHS

• Classification

• GHS Labels

• Safety Data Sheets

• Best Safety Practices

Hazard Communication
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200

Our online Hazard Communication trains employees how to recognize and respect the hazards associated with chemicals and their usage. The program carefully teaches workers about hazard recognition, container labeling, Safety Data Sheets, and best practices to reduce the risk of exposure and prevent incidents.

(Available in Spanish and Portuguese.)

Hazard Communication: Knowledge to Protect
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200

Teach your employees respect for potential hazards, safe work practices for working with and around chemicals, and the necessary steps to comply with OSHA, DOT, ANSI, and NFPA requirements, with Summit’s highly effective and interactive online training course, Hazard Communication: Knowledge to Protect. This comprehensive training course covers what your employees need to know to ensure personal and environmental safety, including:

• General Awareness

• The employee’s role in hazard communication

• Container labeling

• Chemical hazards and health effects


• Best safety practices

Container Labeling
Addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1028

Summit’s Container Labeling program is an extremely comprehensive safety program that educates your workers on all aspects of container labeling. Filmed in multiple facilities, this program will improve your workers container labeling knowledge by teaching them:

• The hazards of chemicals

• Ways to avoid accidents

• The four main labeling systems: ANSI, DOT, NFPA, and HMIS

• How to comply with OSHA container labeling requirements

Open up those lines of communication and stay compliant with Summit. 

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