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All University staff, faculty, and students who use, purchase, or are “potentially exposed to one or more   chemical hazards” are required by OSHA's revised Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM or HCS, 29 CFR 1910.1200) to be trained on the changes to the standard. Everyone who works around hazardous materials must be trained on the changes to the standard by December 1, 2013

Changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard


In 2012, the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) was adopted by OSHA as part of its HAZCOM standard. This new policy affects the:

This training explains the changes you will see on chemical containers labeled by manufacturers.

This training will not cover your responsibilities for labeling chemicals in your laboratory space.  For instructions on how chemical hazards should be communicated in your lab or work space, contact your Research Safety Officer or Research Safety Specialist.

Who Is Required to Take the Training?


Required for:

This training does not address the requirements for:*

*Check with your supervisor or instructor. Some departments may choose to assign this training to these groups.

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