As required by law, a complete and effective training program for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)-or "HazCom"-awaits trainers and consultants in this package.
Issued by OSHA in 1983, and updated in 1994, HCS requires evaluation of the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported-and transmission of hazard information to employers and employees. The HazCom Training Program provides essential information to conduct HazCom classes, including a case-bound instructor's manual, plus a CD-ROM with PowerPoint (TM) files containing the employee handbook and slides for formal presentations.
The employee handbook - highly comprehensive and illustrated with elegant drawings - is printable from the CD-ROM in any quantity needed. It contains information about:
- legal obligations of chemical manufacturers, importers, and distributors as well as employers and employees
- interpretation and application of information contained in Material Safety Data Sheets and labels
- indicators of erroneous or poor quality information, lack of disclosure of required information, and lack of compliance with HazCom by manufacturers, importers, and distributors
- strategies for obtaining more information, using consumer products in the workplace, complying with HazCom regardbing hazardous chemicals whose identity is a trade secret and communicating hazard information about highly emotional subjects such as cancer, birth defects, and reproductive effects
The material is adaptable to all knowledge levels, contains information not covered in formal schooling, and is flexible enough to be presented in many different ways, ranging from tailgate discussion of selected topics for self-study by the employee.