What is Hazard Communication?
Hazard Communication, also known as HazCom, was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to ensure employers and employees understand the hazards associated with the chemicals they work with. HazCom aims to reduce the risk of injury or illness caused by exposure to dangerous chemicals in the workplace.
What is the Hazard Communication Standard?
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires employers to provide information about the hazards of chemicals in the workplace, including information about the proper handling, storage, and disposal of these chemicals. This information must be communicated to employees through labels, safety data sheets (SDSs), and training programs.
What is Hazard Communication training?
Hazard Communication training is designed to educate employees on the potential hazards of chemicals and other dangerous materials in the workplace. This training is required by OSHA and is intended to ensure that employees are aware of the risks associated with the materials they work with and the proper procedures for handling and storing them. The training typically covers labelling requirements, safety data sheets, and emergency response procedures.
How often must Hazard Communication training take place?
Hazard Communication training must be provided when an employee is first hired, whenever a new hazardous chemical is introduced into the workplace, and whenever there is a change in the hazards associated with a chemical.
In addition to these requirements, employers must maintain a site-specific written Hazard Communication program outlining their procedures for complying with the HCS (29 CFR 1910.1200).
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