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Course Title:
Hazard Communication / Right-To-Know Training

Course Description:
Hazard Communication / Right-To-Know Training is a 1 hour session presented by the Safety Specialist and covers topics related to the safe handling of chemicals in the workplace. The training will cover:

  • An overview of the requirements contained in the Hazard Communication Regulation (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200), including employee's rights under the Regulation.
  • Inform employees of any operations in their work area where hazardous substances are present. Supervisors in each area must discuss specific operational issues.
  • Hazardous substance properties including visual appearance and odor and methods that can be used to detect the presence or release of hazardous chemicals.
  • How to lessen or prevent exposure to these hazardous substances through usage of engineering controls, work practices, and/or the use of personal protective equipment.
  • Steps the University has taken to lessen or prevent exposure to these substances.
  • Hazardous substance spill and leak procedures.
  • Emergency and first aid procedures to follow when employees are exposed to hazardous substance(s).
  • How to read labels and review MSDS's to obtain the appropriate hazard information. The training on MSDS's will include explanation of all the sections of the MSDS.

Who Must Attend?
Any full, part-time and temporary employees who handle hazardous materials (i.e. chemicals) in a non-laboratory work setting must attend this training.

When Must Initial Training be Completed?
Initial Hazard Communication / Right-To-Know Training must be completed prior to an employee handling any hazardous material. At a minimum, this training must be completed within 30 days of hire.

How Often Must I Attend a Refresher Course?
Hazard Communication / Right-To-Know Training is required at minimum frequency of annually.

Trainer Contact Information:
Safety Specialist at 401-863-1645

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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last updated on 08/29/2006