Chemical Hazards & Toxic Substances (OWS08)

Chemicals are all around us. From brushing your teeth before work, to sanitizing your hands before a meeting, chemicals are part of everyday life. In the workplace, chemicals are also often an essential part of working practices, whatever your industry. Many chemicals are harmless, but some can be hazardous.

Chemical hazards need to be managed properly to keep everyone healthy and safe, and you’re legally required to minimize the risks to protect your workers. OSHA’s standards lay out the information you need to make sure people are working safely around chemicals. This course tells you what you need to know.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

• Identify and evaluate chemical hazards and toxic substances in your workplace
• Regulate worker exposure to hazardous materials through a hierarchy of controls
• Communicate information about chemical hazards and toxic substances through safety data sheets, labeling, and training

Why take this course?

This course is for employers in workplaces that handle chemical and other toxic substances. You’ll learn what OSHA requires of you as an employer, including identifying the hazards, communicating them to your workers, and doing everything in your control to minimize the risks.

15 mins | SCORM | Infographic

  • Chemical Hazards & Toxic Substances
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed