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The HazCom Training Program

1st Edition

By Neil McManus, Gilda Green

CRC Press

152 pages

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Hardback: 9781566703383
pub: 1999-05-24
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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.

Table of Contents



The Need for Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication in the U.S.: A History

The Hazard Communication Standard

Rationale for the Hazard Communication Standard

Chemical Manufacturing and Distribution

Hazardous Chemicals

The Material Safety Data Sheet

Warning Labels

Exclusions from the Hazard Communication Standard

Nonhazardous Chemicals and Nuisance Particulates

Consumer Products

Trade Secrecy

Questions and Answers



Workplace Training and the Hazard Communication Standard

Employer Perspective

Employee Perspective

External Resources

How People Learn

Motivating Learners

Instructional Strategies

Performance-Based Training

Hazard Communication - Training Strategies

Hierarchy of Health and Safety Information

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards

Extinguishing Media

Special Fire Fighting Procedures

Questions and Answers

Section I - Product Information



Product Use

Manufacturer's Name


Emergency Telephone Number

Telephone Number for Information

Date Prepared

Signature of Preparer

Chemical Name

Chemical Family

Hazard Ratings

Transportation Information

Questions and Answers

Section II - Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information



Hazardous Components

Percent (%) Compostion

CAS Number

Product Identification Number (PIN)

LD 50

LC 50



Other Limits

Questions and Answers


Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics


Physical State

Appearance and Odor

Odor Threshold

Melting (Freezing) Point

Boiling (Condensation) Point


Vapor Pressure

Evaporation (Vaporation) Rate

Percent Volatiles

Specific Gravity

Vapor Density (Gas/Vapor Specific Gravity)

Solubility in Water

Octanol/Water Partition Coefficient (Coefficient of Oil/Water Distribution)

Questions and Answers


Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data


Flash Point

Ignitability and Explosibility Limits

Autoignition Temperature

Hazardous Combustion Products

Minimum Ignition Energy

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards

Extinguishing Media

Special Fire Fighting Procedures

Questions and Answers

Section V - Reactivity Data




Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts

Hazardous Polymerization

Questions and Answers

Section VI - Health Hazard Data


Route(s) of Entry

Health Hazards

Acute Effects

Chronic Effects

Signs and Symptoms of Exposure

Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure

Emergency and First Aid Procedures

Questions and Answers


Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use


Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled

Waste Disposal Method

Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storing

Other Precautions

Questions and Answers

Section VIII - Control Measures


Respiratory Protection


Protective Gloves

Eye Protection

Other Protective Clothing or Equipment

Work/Hygiene Practices

Questions and Answers

Labels and Other Forms of Warning


Concept of the Label and Other Forms of Warning

Labeling and Chemical Use

Label Design and Recognition

Hazard Rating Systems

Consumer Products

Questions and Answers


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Environmental
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety