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HazCom/"Right to Know" Information & Online Training
All Bethlehem Central faculty and staff now have the ability to complete their annual HAZCOM training requirement electronically - See below for details
What is HAZCOM?
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) within the US Department of Labor. The original Act included language to the effect that employees should be apprised of all hazards to which they are exposed on the job. In the early 80's, OSHA implemented this instruction by enacting the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) as 29 CFR 1910.1200. (What is all this CFR stuff, anyway?) The HCS became effective in 1986. A fundamental premise of the HCS is that employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace have a right to know about the hazards and how to protect themselves. For this reason, the HCS is sometimes referred to as the Worker Right-to-Know Legislation, or more often just as the Right-to-Know law. Although the original HCS applied only to the manufacturing industry, subsequent court challenges have modified the scope of the law so that today the HCS applies to nearly all sectors or the work force
All Bethlehem Central faculty and staff now have the ability to complete their annual HAZCOM training requirement electronically. To take the training, please click on the link below.
Be sure to READ THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY.
This Right-To-Know training will take about ½ hour and needs to be completed no later than January 1, 2013. If you have any questions, please contact Gregg Nolte (Director) or Jennifer Bennett (BOCES Safety Specialist) at the Operations & Maintenance Department at 439-2123.