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Many industries rely on harsh chemicals and toxic substances in workplaces around the country. These dangerous substances put workers at risk of injury or even death when improperly stored, handled, or used. To protect these workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) established standard 1900.1200 for Hazard Communication and requires all employees who work near or with hazardous substances to complete a four-hour training course with an authorized trainer. As a trusted source for OSHA training in Northern New Jersey and select counties in New York, Barclay Brand Ferdon offers HAZCOM training at our South Plainfield, NJ facility. During this course, you’ll learn important concepts in hazard communication and how to stay safe on the job.

What Is HAZCOM Training?

Hazard communication training, or HAZCOM training, ensures that workers can understand labels on hazardous substances and interpret corresponding material safety data sheets (MSDS). Per OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), all hazardous substances manufactured and/or sold in the U.S. must receive labeling and MSDS that are consistent with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This training standard was established on December 1, 2013, and required full compliance in all workplaces by 2015.

By law, employers must provide workers with labels and MSDS for all hazardous substances in the workplace. They must also provide adequate training to ensure employees can understand this information. These substances can be extremely dangerous when improperly handled, and as former U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis stated:

Exposure to hazardous chemicals is one of the most serious threats facing American workers today. Revising OSHA's Hazard Communication standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive.

Accordingly, our HAZCOM training course prepares students to maintain safer, more informed workplaces and is appropriate for employers and employees.

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Hazard Communication Course Topics

Our four-hour class covers a variety of topics considered essential for the safe handling of hazardous chemicals. These include:

  • How to become compliant with HAZCOM standards for the GHS
  • Proper labeling (hazard classification)
  • MSDS
  • Employee training requirements
  • How to create an internal hazard communication program
  • Common chemical hazards

How to Enroll in HAZCOM Training

If you’re interested in completing HAZCOM training with Barclay Brand Ferdon, enrolling couldn’t be easier. To register online, simply fill out our form with your name, contact information, the name of the course, and the employees who will attend. You can also receive additional information and a course outline by calling 800-248-9253 or sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other important information for this training session includes:

  • Training session length: 4 hours
  • Location: 2401 S Clinton Ave, South Plainfield, NJ, 07080
  • Registration fee: $179 per student + tax

Our OSHA courses are led by Howard Schwenzer, one of our experienced safety trainers. As an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer with more than 25 years of experience in warehousing and distribution and a “Safety First” model, he has helped countless employees and employers meet training requirements and promote safer work environments.

Get the training you need to stay safe with our HAZCOM safety training course. For more information about OSHA training for employees and employers throughout Northern NJ and nearby NY counties, contact Barclay Brand Ferdon today. Interested in other safety training? Browse upcoming sessions in our training schedule online.

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