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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.
Who must take this course?
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.
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card.
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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Hazard Communication for Healthcare Workers Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
Chemical exposure may cause or contribute to many debilitating health effects, including heart ailments, cancer, sterility, central nervous system disorders, and kidney and lung damage. Because of the seriousness of these safety and health problems, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued the Hazard Communication Standard to help employers and their employees gain a better handle on these hazards and how to minimize them.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- 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
- 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 StandardRequirements 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 Emergency Release Notification
- Annual Inventory
- Toxics Release Inventory
- EPCRA Inspections
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.