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Kevin Stansbury
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Kevin Stansbury, MBA, BS, RN, VA-BC, is a Registered Nurse with over 25 years experience in the medical field including critical care, emergency medicine, and infusion therapy.


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Hazard Communication

This course is designed to protect these workers exposed to hazardous chemicals in all industrial sectors, the Federal Government established the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) 1910.1200, also known as the "right to know" law. This standard is based on a simple concept: that the employee has both a need and a right to know the hazards and the identities of the chemicals they are exposed to when working. This course is designed to assist both employers and employees in learning about work hazards and how to protect themselves.


The structure and objectives of this course are centered on the requirements outlined in the OSHA Standards.

  • Meet the requirements of 29 CFR, Part 1910.1200 for certification in Hazard Communications.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a hazardous substance and the risks and hazards associated with them. 
  • Demonstrate an ability to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials used in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), NFPA labeling, DOT labels/placards, and other chemical labeling used at the site in working safely around chemical hazards found in the workplace.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body, and of the effects that the specific chemical found at the site might have on people, property, or the environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used on an MSDS
  • List proper workplace procedures to follow for the safe handling and use of chemicals including proper storage techniques, use of personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and spill containment/cleanup materials.


Chapter 1

  • How Can Workplace Hazards be Minimized?
  • What is Hazard Communication

Chapter 2
OSHA Standards
  • Hazard Determination
  • Labeling
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard
  • What information is contained in an MSDS?
  • Where can I find an MSDS?

Chapter 3
Physical Hazards
  • Fire
  • Explosives
  • Chemical Reactivity
  • Gas Cylinder

Chapter 4
Health Hazards
  • Toxicity versus Hazard
  • Toxicity versus Dose
  • Exposure

Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Hazard Communication Standard Pictogram
  • Health Hazard
  • Flame
  • Exclamation Mark
  • Gas Cylinder
  • Corrosion
  • Exploding Bomb
  • Flame Over Circle
  • Environment
  • Skull and Crossbones

Chapter 7
Preventing Injury
  • Substitution 
  • Engineering Controls 
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Training

Chapter 8

Course Snapshot

Cost: $ 10.00
Contact Hours: 1


Upon successful completion the participant will receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 inservice contact hour(s).
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