Hazcom F.A.Q.: What is a Hazardous Chemical?

In Hazard Communication, Training by Paul Martin1 Comment

Hazard Communication Training - Corrosion PictogramWith the December 1, 2013 deadline to teach your employees about the revised hazard communication standard from OSHA, we thought it would be helpful to answer some common questions about the standard.  According to OSHA, a hazardous chemical means any chemical which is classified as a physical hazard or a health hazard, a simple asphyxiant, combustible dust, pyrophoric gas, or hazard not otherwise classified.

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • dusts
  • mixtures
  • paints
  • fuels
  • cleaners
  • solvents
  • special pharmaceuticals
  • anesthetics

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that 5 million workplaces are subject to this new Hazcom regulation, which is due to be completed by employers before went into effect on December 1, 2013.

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Paul Martin

Paul Martin

I am the Director of Multimedia at ProTrainings, as well as the primary blogger here. I take care of the video editing, graphic design and corporate branding that you see on every video and every page on this site, as well as at ProCPR®, ProFirstAid®, ProBloodborne, StudentCPR, etc. My work is literally everywhere that ProTrainings goes. I also handle our Twitter accounts, so be sure to follow us there, if you use twitter! You can be sure that I’m not just an average joe writing this blog, but one of the founders of the company.

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