HazCom - Hazard Communication
There are approximately 650,000 existing chemical products, and hundreds of new ones being introduced annually. About 32 million workers work with and are potentially exposed to one or more chemical hazards. Chemical exposure may cause or contribute to many serious health effects such as heart ailments, central nervous system damage, kidney and lung damage, sterility, cancer, burns, and rashes.
Hazard Communication or HazCom is one of the most frequently cited OSHA standards.
This presentation is designed to assist trainers conducting OSHA 10-hour General Industry outreach training for workers. Since workers are the target audience, this presentation emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, and control – not standards. No attempt has been made to treat the topic exhaustively. It is essential that trainers tailor their presentations to the needs and understanding of their audience.
This presentation is not a substitute for any of the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or for any standards issued by the U.S. Department of Labor. Mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Please click on the link to view this free workplace safety presentation: OSHA’s Hazard Communication.