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HazCom 101 - Introduction to Chemical Hazard Communication (2-days)

PDF Brochure — Course Offering: January/February 2011

 

Course Description

This course has been designed specifically to meet the needs of staff recently assigned to regulatory labeling, MSDS, and hazard communication compliance responsibilities.  The course presents information sufficient to provide the basic skills and knowledge with respect to:

  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard - This module will give the student an overview of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200. The instructor will discuss general requirements, hazard determination, hazardous chemicals, hazard warning requirements, in-plant vs. out-going labeling, MSDS content and requirements, trade secret and training requirements. The instructor will also discuss the changes that are proposed under OSHA’s Globally Harmonized System NPRM.
  • 16 Section MSDS Preparation - This module will cover various SDS preparation requirements, including ANSI Z400.1, OSHA and the GHS, effective communication principles and content guidelines. Examples of organization and format for each section of the MSDS will also be discussed.
  • ANSI Standard Z129.1 for Precautionary Labeling - This module will cover a brief history of the ANSI labeling standard, the scope, definitions, general requirements, label elements and use of ANSI tables.
  • DOT Hazard Communication Aspects: 49 CFR - This module includes information in Section 14 of the MSDS. The instructor will discuss hazardous materials and selecting the proper shipping name, hazard class, UN number, packing group and labels, as well as hazardous substances. The instructor will also show how to use the Hazardous Material Table and Emergency Guidebook.
  • Consumer Products Labeling: FHSA/CPSC - This module will cover the FHSA/CPSC legislation and regulations, 16 CFR Part 1500. The instructor will discus the definition of a consumer product, general and unique labeling, label and type size requirements, specific requirements for certain chemicals and banned chemicals.
  • Hazard Communication: Liability Considerations - This module will cover liability issues concerning MSDS and labels. The instructor will discuss the nature of liability, negligence and responsibilities of the MSDS/labeling authors and company responsibilities.
  • Other Labeling Systems: NFPA 704 and HMIS Standards - This module will cover the rating systems used by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS). The instructor will cover the history of the program, the symbols, the definition of the ratings and how they differ.
  • Hazard Communication: Comprehensibility - This module will discuss visual perception, color, type size/style, comprehensibility, readability, and use of symbols.
  • Pesticide Labeling: 40 CFR - This module will give an overview of the labeling requirement under FIFRA.

Intended Audience

This course is for persons who have little or no formal Hazcom training and are recently assigned to hazard communication, labeling, regulatory compliance responsibility. The course assumes little or no prior knowledge of applied rules, regulations or standards, and little or no experience in the preparation of labels or MSDSs.

 

Course Format

The course curriculum presents the most current basic information for hazard communication and the generation of labels and MSDSs. Presentations are made via webcasts followed by question & answer sessions. Registered attendees will have access to course material summarizing the content of each session for which they are registered, readings, necessary reference materials, and practice label and MSDS development exercises.

Course Director

Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D., MRS Associates - Course Director & SCHC Board Member

Course Instructors

Jennifer Silk, Consultant and Training Advisor to the United Nations - Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D., MRS Associates - Course Director & SCHC Board Member

Daniel Levine, Product Safety Solutions, LLC - SCHC Web Committee Chair

Denese Deeds, CIH, Ind’l Health & Safety Consultants, Inc. - SCHC Outreach Committee Chair

Ronald E. Hurst, Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

Eric J. Boelhouwer, Ph.D., Dorris and Associates International, LLC

Dawn M. Fee-White, Monsanto Company

 

Course Fee

This course has been designed as a webinar series.  You may pay for and participate in the entire series or select individual modules. 

Course Topics and Schedule (Subject to Change)

OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

Jennifer Silk, Consultant and Training Advisor to the United Nations Institutefor Training and Research (UNITAR)

 

16 Section MSDS Preparation

 

Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D., MRS Associates
Course Director & SCHC Board Member

 

ANSI Standard Z129.1 Precautionary Labeling

 

Daniel Levine, Product Safety Solutions, LLC
SCHC Web Committee Chair

 

DOT Hazard Communication Aspects

 

Denese Deeds, CIH, Ind’l Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.
SCHC Outreach Committee Chair

 

Consumer Products Labeling: FHSA/CPSC

 

Denese Deeds, CIH, Ind’l Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.
SCHC Outreach Committee Chair

 

 

Hazard Communication: Liability Considerations

 

Ronald E. Hurst,
Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP

 

Other Labeling Systems: NFPA/HMIS

 

Michele R. Sullivan, Ph.D., MRS Associates
Course Director & SCHC Board Member

 

 

Hazard Communication: Comprehensibility

 

Eric J. Boelhouwer, Ph.D.,
Dorris and Associates International, LLC

 

Pesticide Labeling: FIFRA

 

Dawn M. Fee-White, Monsanto Company

Registration

Admission to the course will be on a first come basis. Payment must be received by the reservation deadline to secure your space. Fill out the registration form located on SCHC’s website: http://www.schc.org
SCHC accepts checks, Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be given after the registration deadline. No one will be admitted to the course unless all fees have been paid in advance. Substitutions are permitted. Every effort has been made to ensure the information in this brochure is accurate. SCHC reserves the right to modify this course without prior notice or to cancel the course 30 days prior to the course date. In the event this course is canceled, SCHC’s obligation is limited to a full refund of the course fee.