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Hazard Communication Program

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) outlines employees' right to know about potential health risks in the workplace. This includes information on protective equipment and clothing and the proper procedures for the handling and storing of all chemicals and chemical products used in the workplace. Through employee training and education, Towson University hopes to reduce the number of injuries or illnesses that can be attributed to the improper use and handling of these products.

The Hazard Communication Program is designed to meet all of the requirements of federal and state regulations on workplace hazards. The program assists employees in better understanding their rights and resources.

Personnel have the option for the online courses or a formal presentation. 

Option 1 - Online training:

As part of the Right-to-Know process, employees are required to take the online courses on Hazard Communication, Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and Personal Protective Equipment.  Contact EHS to register for the course. You will also be required to review the programs listed below.

After you have passed the online training course and reviewed the above programs, click on forms to fill out and return the Right-to-Know verification form with the training certification sign-in sheet.

Option 2 - Formal presentation: 











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