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Fundamentals of Communicating the Hazards of Laboratory Chemicals

Description

Communicating the hazards of laboratory chemicals is of critical importance to people who work in laboratories where hazardous chemicals are routinely used and stored. This course introduces OSHA Standards and their role in providing information to laboratory staff regarding the hazardous properties of chemicals used in the laboratory.

Audience

This basic-level online course is designed for public health and clinical laboratory staff, safety professionals and others who work in laboratories where hazardous chemicals are routinely used and stored.

Accessibility

Course content is closed captioned, where applicable, and optimized for a screen reader.

Objectives

At the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  • Recognize the function of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom Standard) in providing chemical hazard information to laboratory workers.
  • Describe the elements and the communication mechanisms of the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom Standard)
  • Interpret signal words and pictograms, and also communicate chemical hazards to other staff members using best laboratory practices.
Continuing Education (CE)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Laboratory Systems is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program.

P.A.C.E. ® number: 288-001-23