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Scope of Training: 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. Some chemicals may also be safety hazards and have the potential to cause fires and explosions and other serious accidents. Knowing about the chemical you are working with could mean the difference between life and death.

Course Length: 2 hours

Course Objectives: Student successfully completing this course will be able to:

  •  List the five main elements of the hazcom communication standard
  •  Define each of the hazard categories
  •  Discuss their role in the company hazcom program
  •  Identify the NFPA & HMIS labels
  •  Define the meaning of the numbers, letters, & colors used on the NFPA & HMIS labels
  •  Discuss the hazard information found on SDS
  •  Define PEL & TLV
  •  Define flashpoint
  •  Define specific gravity