Hazard Communication Specialist (HCS)

Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough understanding of the Hazard Communication Standard of 2012. You will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to bring your workplace into full compliance with the standard and you may train the employees in your workplace, thereby meeting and exceeding OSHA regulations. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.
$395.00 $345.00

(Premium Membership)

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  • 13:00 hours / 1.3 CEUs

Hazard communication specialists are responsible for learning and upholding OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and GHS updates. These regulations require any potentially hazardous chemicals in the workplace to be identified as such and communicated to any employees working in the area.

Professionals can earn a Hazard Communication Specialist certificate and designation by completing the online hazard communication safety training course from The National Association of Safety Professionals (NASP). Get started today to receive your certificate, boost your credentials and help promote safe operating conditions in your workplace.

HCS Course Overview

In 2012, OSHA released its updated Hazard Communication Standard, which requires the development and dissemination of chemical safety information in the workplace, including identifying hazardous chemicals and making that knowledge available and understandable for workers.

These updated requirements incorporate the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, which provides international standards for classifying and labeling these substances.

Students enrolled in NASP’s Hazard Communication Specialist course will gain a comprehensive understanding of these standardized regulations and how to apply them in their workplace. Other topics covered by this program include:

  • Comparing the previous 1994 Hazard Communication Standard side-by-side with the 2012 update.
  • Reviewing safety data sheet formatting procedures.
  • Developing a hazard communication program for your workplace.
  • Identifying, classifying and labeling hazardous chemicals.
  • Training employees to comply with HCS precautions when handling potentially dangerous chemicals.
  • Continuing Education Units

    (1.30) CEUs are offered for this course. As an IACET Accredited Provider, NASP offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. CEUs will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam. Partial credit or adjusted CEUs will not be awarded for individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria for achievement of CEUs.

  • Online Exams

    The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.

  • Recertification

    A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.

  • Non-discrimination Policy

    NASP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination. View the full document here.

  • Proprietary Interest Disclosure

    The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.

Begin Your Hazard Communication Specialist Training Today

NASP offers a wide range of engaging and accessible courses designed to help professionals across industries gain the knowledge they need to meet and exceed OSHA regulations and maintain a safe work environment. Our courses are available online, so you can learn the course materials whenever and wherever you see fit.

To enroll in our hazard communication safety program, place your order through our Gnosis learning system. The course is $395 for general NASP members and $345 for premium membership holders. Students have six months to complete the course from the date of purchase.

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