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Hazard Communication (HazCom)


Who Should Take This Course:

  • All workers exposed to hazardous chemicals in all industrial sectors
  • All employers who subject their employees to hazardous chemicals
  • All employers who have employees that are exposed to hazardous chemicals.

    Topics include:

    • Introduction to the OSHA HCS
    • Analyzing the Workplace; Assessing the Hazards
    • Container Labeling
    • MSDS
    • Information and Training


    This course will focus on the responsibilities of the employer in establishing and implementing an effective hazard communication program.

    By the end of this course you should be able to:

    • Be familiar with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communications Standard
    • List the primary Hazard Communications Standard responsibilities for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and employers
    • Describe the basic elements of the Hazard Communications Program
    • Discuss the nature of chemical hazards and the types of exposures they present
    • List the information required on each of the four types of hazardous chemical containers
    • Describe each of the 12 required sections of a Material Safety Data Sheet; and
    • Identify the basic requirements of the hazard communication training program.


    There are five (5) modules, a confirmation page, a glossary, and an online reference section that comprise this course. Each module is accompanied by an exam to help you evaluate your understanding of the course material. In order to complete the course, you must review the modules and submit the exams. Although not required, we suggest you proceed through the modules in the order they are presented.

course quick facts
course code DED2105
cost $50.00
estimated time to
complete course
8 Hours
course materials
90 Days

Linda R. Taylor, PE is the Coordinator of Environmental Training and Technical Assistance programs at North Carolina State University's IES. Ms. Taylor has over 10 years of civil and environmental engineering experience, and has taught numerous online courses on hazard communication (HazCom), environmental, health, and hazardous safety topics.