Hazard communication works in tandem with GHS to provide all the necessary information to both employees and emergency response teams during daily working conditions and in the event of an emergency. OSHA has come up with this HazCom program to ensure those in the near vicinity of the chemicals knows what they are, the hazards associated with them, and other pertinent information that needs to be expressed for safety reasons.
HazCom programs are essential for organizations that work with hazardous chemicals, in fact, they are mandated by OSHA. You might ask why a HazCom program is important—it comes down to compliance with OSHA, ensuring safety, improved response times from emergency responders, ease of training, and the facility also is inadvertently complying with GHS standards as well.
As you may have gathered, the importance of having a HazCom program at your facility should be a high priority. We are here to help you through the ins and outs of a successful HazCom program. Some of the topics that this Q&A section will go over include:
- Training: Training is an important aspect of your hazardous communication program as your employees have the right to know what chemicals they are working around and obtain the skills they need to correctly identify hazardous chemicals.
- The supplies needed for a HazCom program: Having the proper items for a hazardous communication program is essential for its success. We will go over some of the high priority items and equipment your organization may need.
- The different forms HazCom can take: We are referring to labels here, there are all kinds of hazardous chemical identification labels that you may need depending on the environment you are working in. We will explore those options here.
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Hazcom Questions and Answers
- How does OSHA define a hazardous chemical?
- How many HazCom pictograms are there?
- How often is HazCom training required?
- What are HazCom labels?
- What are different types of hazard communication?
- What are safety data sheets?
- What does HCS stand for?
- What does HMIS stand for?
- What does IMDS stand for?
- What does MSDS stand for?
- What does WHMIS stand for?
- What does a HazCom label include?
- What does the HazCom standard cover?
- What information is on an MSDS?
- What is HAZCOM training?
- What is HMIS?
- What is HazMat?
- What is MSDS?
- What is a CAS registry number?
- What is a HazCom program?
- What is a pictogram?
- What is a substance?
- What is the HazCom standard?
- What is the difference between MSDS and SDS?
- What is the purpose of MSDS?
- When is a HazCom program required?
- Who does HazCom apply to?
- Who in the workplace must have HazCom training?
- Who regulates HazCom?
- Why is HazCom important?
- Why is the CAS number important?