The goal of this course is to educate campus employees to recognize and understand the required elements of the campus written hazard communication program, including how to identify and evaluate chemical hazards using Safety Data Sheets and chemical labels following the new Global Harmonized System (GHS) requirements. This course covers how to identify how chemical hazards are determined, identify and read a Safety Data Sheet, and its components, identify chemicals and their hazards, thorough campus labeling and warning practices, recognize the physical and health hazards inherent with hazardous chemicals, and learn how to properly label and ship a hazardous chemical following GHS guidelines. For more information, see the Chemical Hygiene Policy, Section 11 of the EH&S policy. Employees on the UL Lafayette campus who handle or work with hazardous chemicals are required to take training in HAZCOM/RCRA every 3 years.
Training in HAZCOM & RCRA may be taken online.
Participants of this online training must read the UL HAZCOM & RCRA Powerpoint, watch the GHS educational video and take a test to get credit for the required class. After completing these, the HAZCOM test must be submitted back to the EH&S Office. Once received by EH&S, a certificate of completion will be issued to the students, provided they have a passing test score.