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HazCom Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA or Canada.

We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Our OSHA-compliant certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. 

Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an OSHA Competent Presentation the you can present yourself to a group of trainees. 

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost.

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Training Course?

Our Hazard Communication training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement.

Training Scope: Each class contains the following information:

  • Safety Data Sheets
    • 16 GHS-compliant sections
  • Chemical Labels
    • Required elements of supplier and workplace labels
  • Written Hazard Communication Program
    • 6 elements of an effective safety program
  • Workplace Safety
    • Safety protocols
    • PPE
  • Investigated Case Studies

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.

Course Goals:

  • Understand the importance of Hazard Communication and how it applies to your workplace
  • Recognize chemical hazards so that employers and employees know what they are working with, how it could harm them, and how to protect themselves
  • Know how to read and understand safety data sheets and chemical labels
  • Understand how to create a safe workplace through a written hazard communication plan

Estimated Training Length: Because everyone learns and progresses at different speeds, the amount of time you spend taking this training will vary. However, the estimated time for this training is 1.5 – 2 hours.

Intended Audience:

  • Employees
  • Supervisors
  • Managers
  • Employers

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • 29 CFR 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication
  • General Duty Clause 5(a)(1) – “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”
  • The Hazard Communication Standard is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

CAL-OSHA Standards

  • Cal/OSHA Title 8, Section 5194 – Hazard Communication
  • California’s HazCom Regulation is aligned with federal OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.1200 regulation, which in turn incorporates components of the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.

Canada Standards

  • WHMIS 2.0 for Workers (2015)
  • B.C. – WHMIS Regulation
  • Ontario – WHMIS Regulation
  • Alberta – OHS Regulation
  • Manitoba – Workplace Safety and Health Regulations
  • Saskatchewan – OHS Regulation
  • Canada – Hazardous Materials Information Review Regulations
  • WHMIS is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Train the Trainer Certification

The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the training online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

Why Do I Need Safety Training?

In line with regulations, any employer that keeps and uses hazardous chemicals in the workplace must meet four main requirements: provide safety data sheets, ensure proper chemical labeling, inform and train employees, and create a written hazard communication program.

While there are no requirements for refresher training related to hazard communication, employers must provide additional training to employees whenever a new chemical or new PPE is introduced to the workplace. Additional training may also be necessary if an employee is involved in an accident or is found not following safety procedures.
Under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide a workplace that "is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees."

This means employers have a legal and ethical obligation to promote a work environment where hazardous chemicals and products are used and stored safely. You and your coworkers have the right to work in an atmosphere that promotes the safety, equality, and well-being of all.

Stay Informed On All Things

Did You Know?

More than 30 million workers in this country are exposed to hazardous chemicals in their work environment. There are over 650,000 hazardous-chemical products in over 3 million work establishments. (OSHA)

In 2017, 41 U.S. workers died on the job after a single episode of inhaling chemicals and chemical products—7 more fatal injuries than in 2016. This number ranged between 33 and 55 fatal injuries each year from 2011 to 2017, with a total of 297 fatalities across the 7-year span. (S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Deaths by exposure to hazardous chemicals increased 29% between 2016 and 2019. (WHO)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is hazard communication important?

The goal of hazard communication is to protect employers and employees from injuries and illnesses associated with using hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

Who needs a hazard communication program?

Any employer that has hazardous chemicals in their workplace is required to implement a hazard communication program.

Who is responsible for providing safety data sheets (SDSs)?

The standard requires chemical manufacturers, importers, or distributors to provide safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical to users to communicate information on these hazards. SDSs are usually sent with the chemical order, or employers can request them from the manufacturer.

What information must appear on a chemical label?

The standard requires chemical manufacturers, importers, or distributors to label every hazardous chemical container. This label must include manufacturer information, a product identifier, a signal word, pictograms, and hazard and precautionary statements.

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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL-OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!