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GHS Hazard Communication Healthcare

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.1200

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This global harmonized system training course covers the requirements of OSHA's GHS Hazard Communication Standard (also known as Workers Right To Know) specifically targeted to healthcare workers, which requires the development and dissemination of information about the identities and hazards of chemicals used in the workplace, specifically within the healthcare industry.

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Every person at a healthcare facility has a responsibility to ensure that health and safety standards are being observed at all times. Compliance with the Standard should be an ongoing effort at hospitals and other healthcare facilities, and both employers and employees must actively participate to ensure the success of any hazard communication program in place.

Case Study: A patient care assistant working on an oncology floor developed an itchy rash approximately 30 minutes after emptying a commode of urine into a toilet. She denied any direct contact with the urine, wore a protective gown and nitrile gloves, and following hospital policy for the disposal of materials contaminated with antineoplastic drugs. The rash subsided after one to two days, only to reappear three weeks later after the patient care assistant performed the same procedure for another patient.

Key Takeaways: Even though the patient care assistant observed the proper procedures for waste disposal, she still suffered side effects from exposure. Investigators believe that the rash was likely caused by the cancer drugs in the urine becoming aerosolized and entering the body of the patient care assistant.

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Governing Regulations

OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard provides a framework to ensure that information about the protective measures is disseminated to employers and employees. Healthcare employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplace are required to have a hazard communication program that includes SDS, employee training, and the labeling of containers of hazardous substances. The requirements of the Standard can be found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910.1200.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Hazard Communication for Healthcare Workers
  • Background Information about the Standard
  • Major Changes to the Standard
  • Importance of the Standard
  • Key Terms
  • Employer and Employee Responsibilities
  • Employee Training
    Chemical Hazards
  • Routes of Entry
  • Recognition of Health Hazards
  • Health Effects of Chemical Hazards
  • Chemical Agents and Their Health Effects
    Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Additional Requirements of the Written Hazard Communication Program
  • Hazard Inventory
  • Hazard Classification
  • Health Hazard Classes
  • Labels
  • HMIS and NFPA Labeling Systems
  • HMIS Labeling System
  • NFPA Labeling System
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Exposure Controls: Elimination and Substitution
  • Exposure Controls: Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • Exposure Controls: Personal Protective Equipment
    Blood-borne Pathogens
  • Hepatitis Viruses
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)
  • Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
  • HIV and AIDS
  • OSHA's Blood-borne Pathogens Standard
  • Requirements of the Blood-borne Pathogens Standard
  • Exposure Control Plan
  • Sharps Injury Log
  • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • Needleless Systems and Engineered Sharp Protection
  • General Safety Practices
    Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
  • Emergency Planning and Emergency Release Notification
  • Annual Inventory
  • Toxics Release Inventory
  • EPCRA Inspections
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for establishing a training and information program for new employees, for employees who have been assigned new tasks that put them at risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals, and whenever a new hazard is introduced into employees' work areas. Employees are responsible for observing the provisions of the Standard and their site-specific hazard communication program, and they are responsible for practicing work habits that encourage responsibility and accountability.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.



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