OSHA Hazard Communication and GHS Training (2 Hour)

Course Details


TIME TO COMPLETE: Approximately 2 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.2 CEUs, 2 contact hours

Code: 1291
Subjects: OSHA Safety Courses
Price: US $35.00

Are there hazardous chemicals at your job?

Do you need basic OSHA Hazcom training?

Do you need training in GHS requirements?

If you are an employee who works with OR around chemicals, you need OSHA Hazard Communication and GHS training.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication (Hazcom) Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) also known as the “Right-To-Know” Rule went into effect in November 1985. Just recently, OSHA adopted the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling and classification of chemicals. The purpose of OSHA Hazcom is to communicate the hazards associated with workplace chemicals to all employees.

The purpose of the GHS is to communicate those hazards clearly, systematically and uniformly.  Employers were required to have completed training of their employees that includes these new GHS requirements by December of 2013.  The OSHA Hazard Communication standard covers manufacturing and non-manufacturing establishments and requires:

  • Employees to be provided with information concerning hazardous chemicals through labels, safety data sheets (SDS), training and education, and a list of hazardous chemicals in each work area. NOTE:  The deadline to be trained on GHS was December 1, 2013.
  • Every employer to assess the toxicity of chemicals they make, distribute, or use based on guidelines set forth in the rule.


Employees who handle hazardous chemicals and/or materials in their workplace are required to receive OSHA Hazard Communication and GHS training. These materials can include, but are not limited to: solvents, cleaners, caustics, flammables, and toxic materials. This online program is self-paced and has interactive exercises and quizzes to meet the OSHA Hazcom training requirement with GHS under 29 CFR 1910.1200(h). However, your employer shall be required to orient you to the types of chemicals used and the location of SDSs in your workplace.

During your OSHA Hazcom training program you will receive feedback from Safety Compliance Management (SCM) talented Remote Instructors™ who are available to answer your questions and apply the material to your job, making it even more relevant.  Safety Compliance Management, Inc., have taught major corporations, governmental agencies, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (EPA) and authored one of the most relevant textbooks on the subject of hazardous materials response.  SCM’s experience, in both working in and with a variety of industries dealing with occupational safety and other topics, makes them uniquely qualified to discuss OSHA Hazard Communication and GHS training requirements, along with California’s Proposition 65 Requirements and how they affect your business.


There are many situations in which workers can encounter hazardous materials, whether in your facility, on the job site or in an emergency situation. Awareness of hazardous materials is required for many fields, including:

  • Manufacturing and production plants, including refineries
  • Drug and pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Chemical manufacturers and laboratories
  • Cleaning services
  • Delivery and waste transportation
  • Emergency response agencies


Our online OSHA hazard communication and GHS training course will satisfy federally mandated training under 29 CFR 1910.1200(h). These standards express the need for employee training on hazardous chemicals and the formation of a site-specific management program where appropriate.

It’s also an employer’s responsibility to brief personnel on hazardous materials related to this training. Employers must evaluate an individual employee’s competency of hazard communication training and reassign completion if necessary — otherwise, it’s assumed knowledge transfers between prior places of work.

OSHA requires additional training provided by employers when a new health hazard is introduced to the work area. For example, if your establishment uses a group of chemicals known to be lung irritants, and a corrosive agent is introduced, workers will need additional training in corrosive agents.


This course on hazard communication and GHS covers the classifications and labels that apply to the hundreds of thousands of chemicals used today. You will receive detailed information on the associated risks of these materials to human health and the environment, as well as how to communicate these factors on SDSs. Employers will learn how to create an effective protective program for hazardous material storage, handling and cleanup. Together, this information creates a foundational level of awareness for employees and supervisors.

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The structure and objectives of this online OSHA Hazcom with GHS course are centered around the requirements outlined in the OSHA HAZWOPER regulation, including the newly adopted Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

Meet the requirements of 29 CFR, Part 1910.1200 for certification in OSHA Hazard Communication.

Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a hazardous substance and the risks and hazards associated with them.

Demonstrate an ability to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials used in the workplace.

Demonstrate knowledge of the use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), GHS pictograms and labeling, NFPA labeling, DOT labels/placards, and other chemical labeling used at the site in working safely around chemical hazards found in the workplace.

Demonstrate knowledge of the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body, and of the effects that the specific chemical found at the site might have on people, property, or the environment.

Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used on an SDS including flash point, flammable range, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, concentration, incompatibility, PEL, and TLV/TWA.

List proper workplace procedures to follow for the safe handling and use of chemicals including proper storage techniques, use of personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and spill containment/cleanup materials.


No prerequisite courses are necessary to enroll in our online hazard communication training course. Students may have to complete review sections along the way and a final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 2 hours to complete.


Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.


The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.


Following completion of the training, you will receive your hazard communication and GHS certification via email. You can download and share this document with state regulators and your employers. This course also provides two contact hours or 0.2 CEUs toward your continuing education program.


Our diverse background in hazardous material response allows us to offer the most sophisticated and engaging online training and certification in hazard communication and GHS. With comprehensive course materials and dedicated remote instructors, students will have the support they need to become trained in hazardous material handling. Organizations can set up a corporate account and track their employees’ comprehension of these crucial topics.

Failure to comply with applicable laws can risk citations and fines on the federal or state level as well as injuries and even death. At Hazmat School, we believe every company should be able to have access to the OSHA training they need. That’s why we offer the best price for courses as well as group and government discounts.


If you’d like more information or you’re ready to enroll, call us at 877-OSHA-NOW (643-2669) or send us a message today.

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