Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA

Release Date: Sep 12, 2018
Valid Through: Sep 12, 2020. This course will be updated or expired on this date
Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes
CEUs: See Continuing Education section
Media: Internet. Available 24/7 365 Online. See requirements below


Ensure your knowledge of the current Joint Commission (JC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards to comply with Hazard Communication in health care facilities.

learning objectives

  • Explain the current OSHA Standard for Hazard Communication.
  • Identify the written, current inventory of hazardous materials on the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  • Review the exposure potential of hazardous products that you may encounter.



Hazards of all chemicals produced in the United States or imported to the United States are classified.
The OSHA standard on toxic and hazardous substances mandates that classification of potential hazards of chemicals, information concerning these hazards, and appropriate protective measures be communicated to all employers and employees.
The JC standards state that the organization “maintains a written, current inventory of hazardous materials and waste that it uses, stores, or generates.” The intent of this written communication is to ensure that employers and employees in health care environments understand the hazards associated with the use of chemicals.

This course will review the current OSHA and JC standards regarding hazard communications in the health care facility.

Hazardous Materials

1.Any substance that presents a physical or health hazard through normal or expected use of the chemical.
A.Hazardous substances include, but are not limited to:
1)Infectious agents
3)Hazardous chemicals
4)Medical gases
5)Radioactive isotopes
6)Chemotherapy drugs
2.Physical Hazard
A.Substance for which there is scientific evidence that it is a combustible liquid, a compressed gas, explosive, flammable, organic peroxide and oxidizer, pyrophoric, unstable (reactive), or water reactive.

The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard ensures that the hazards of all chemicals produced in the U.S. or imported to the U.S. are communicated to employers and employees.
1.The revised OSHA Hazard Communication Standard requires that information about chemical hazards be conveyed on labels using quick visual notations to alert the user and provide immediate recognition of the hazards. The deadline for updating labels is June 1, 2015.
1.The label provides
a.Information to the workers on the specific  hazardous chemical
b.Instructions on how to handle the chemical so that chemical users are informed about how to protect themselves
c.Information: product identifier, signal word, hazard statement(s), precautionary statement(s), pictogram(s), name, address, and phone number of chemical manufacturer, importer, or other responsible party.



  • • Instant Certificate Of Completion Printing Upon Successful Completion Of Online Hazard Communications Training Course
  • • Free Retakes on Exam Until You Pass
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Continuing Education

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This activity might describe the off-label, investigational, or experimental use of medications and/or devices that may exceed their FDA-approved labeling. Physicians should consult the current manufacturers’ prescribing information for these products.


The content for this activity was developed independently of the commercial support. All materials are included with permission. The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor.

This educational activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ANCC Accreditation Criteria, Policies, and Standards for Commercial Support. Recommendations involving clinical medicine in a continuing medical education activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Operating Systems Requirements

  • Windows: XP or higher
  • Mac OS X: 10.5 or higher
  • Android:* Lollipop and Marshmallow
  • iOS:* 9 or higher

Minimum System Requirement

  • Disk Space: 600 MB of free hard drive space


  • Windows: Internet Explorer 8 or higher**, Firefox latest (32-bit), Chrome latest
  • Mac OS X: Safari 7 and above
  • Pop-up blockers should be turned off

Internet Connection Speed

  • Windows: Intel Pentium® processor (1GHz or faster), At least 1 GB RAM


  • Graphics card: 800x600 pixel resolution or greater (1024x768 pixels recommended).

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