Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and Global Harmonized System (GHS)

1 hour(s) (TimeBoost® option available as directed by employer)
Cost: $25 per person

Do You Need to Take the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and Global Harmonized System (GHS) Course?

Choosing NET for HCS and GHS Training

There’s no need to rearrange your schedule to take our Hazard Communication and Global Harmonization System course. We’ve designed our courses to work around your schedule.

  • Log in and out of the system whenever you wish to work and your progress will be saved where you left off.
  • Our HAZWOPER On Mobile allows you to work from any location using a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop.
  • You’ll receive a wallet card in the mail. In the meantime, you’ll be able to download an e-certificate immediately upon completion of the course.
  • The Hazard Communication Standard course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for .167 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and .1 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
  • U.S.-based support is available by phone or email should you need any help .
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Course Features

The course features a full-length video with self-grading quizzes and a final exam. The award-winning content includes over 25 interactive animations and professional voiceovers. An OSHA Study Timer allows you to log in and out as needed and save your progress where you left off.

Group discounts are available to parties of three or more people.

This course is eligible for .1 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Course Content

The Hazard Communication and Global Harmonization System course is designed according to the requirements of HAZCOM regulation and includes the newly adopted Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of hazardous substances and their associated risks.
  2. Recognize the presence of hazardous materials in the workplace.
  3. Know how to properly use Safety Data Sheets (SDS), GHS pictograms and labeling, NFPA labeling, DOT labels and placards, and other chemical labeling.
  4. Understand the routes of entry for which hazardous materials enter the body and the effects of chemicals on people, property, and the environment.
  5. Use the proper terminology for an SDS including flash point, flammable range, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, concentration, incompatibility, PEL, and TLV/TWA.
  6. List the correct procedures for the safe handling and use of chemicals such as storage techniques, use of personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and spill containment and cleanup.

This course meets the requirements of 29 CFR, Part 1910.1200 for certification in Hazard Communications.

Physical and On Site Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Hazard Communication and Global Harmonization System is an online course with no physical or on-site requirements.


What is the goal of a Hazard Communication Program?

The basic goal of a Hazard Communication Program is to be sure employers and employees know about work hazards and how to protect themselves; this should help to reduce the incidence of chemical source illness and injuries. Protection under OSHA’s HAZCOM Standard (HCS) includes all workers exposed to hazardous chemicals in all industrial sectors. This standard is based on a simple concept – that employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and the identities of the chemicals they are exposed to when working. They also need to know what protective measures are available to prevent adverse effects from occurring.