Understanding Chemical Labels Under GHS

Course Description:

OSHA’s HazCom standard requires containers of hazardous chemicals to be labeled with information about the possible hazards associated with the chemicals and how employees can protect themselves from those hazards. Therefore, being able recognize and interpret the various components of a chemical label is essential for the safe use of chemicals. GHS ensures that all labels provide clear and consistent information.
Course Duration: 17 minutes

Why “Understanding Chemical Labels Under GHS” Matters:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) chemical labeling requirements are part of its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), which is designed to ensure that you can identify and understand hazardous chemical substances in the workplace. HazCom, including chemical labeling, has been aligned with the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This training session focuses on the GHS chemical label.

Key Points:

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize the purpose of a GHS chemical label
  • Interpret the chemical label’s hazard information
  • Identify precautions stated on a chemical label
  • Recognize shipped container labels and workplace labels

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