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Documented Hazard Communication training is required for all UCSB Faculty, Students, Staff, and Volunteers who may be exposed to Hazardous Substances outside of the Laboratory environment. Trainees will learn about important UCSB and Cal/OSHA Hazard Communication Program requirements, including:
- Supervisor and employee responsibilities;
- The requirements of the Hazard Communication regulation, including employee rights under the standard, such as the right of an employee to receive Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) on workplace substances, and access to medical and exposure records;
- How to identify locations where hazardous substances are used or stored in their work area;
- How to identify the physical and health hazards of the substances used or stored;
- Training on how to read SDSs and proper labeling, including detail and guidance on interpreting hazard information and technical terms;
- How to obtain SDSs, the written departmental Hazard Communication Program, and the chemical inventory for each worksite (e.g., the departmental Safety Corner);
- Methods and observations that can be used to detect the presence of hazardous substances, such as instrumentation, workplace monitoring, odor, appearance;
- Protective measures for minimizing exposure to the hazard, such as work practices, personal protective equipment, and emergency procedures; and
- Specific hazard information that covers non-routine work assignments which employees may periodically perform.
For more information or to schedule training, please contact the Industrial Hygiene Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.