Course Description



This course is designed to help organizations in manufacturing and all general industry to get information on how to identify chemicals hazards and how they affect their employees and work locations. Participants will also learn how to identify and avoid the hazards by being proactive and less reactive with its safety programs and chemical operations. Maintaining and sustaining chemical hazard awareness, and how to evaluate and re-evaluate all chemical hazards will also be covered within manufacturing and general industry guidelines. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to apply the requirements of OSHA’s Chemical Hazard Awareness Standards in Manufacturing and General Industry.

Course Outline

  • Identify the scope, application and key definitions.
  • Recognize the hazards of chemicals in manufacturing and general industry.
  • Identify safe working conditions.
  • Learn about the chemical hazards standard.
  • Explain when to train, how to train and when to train and how often to train.
  • Discuss roles and responsibilities all manufacturing and general industry personnel.

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify, predict, decide and execute a chemical hazards plan.
  • Identify chemicals hazards in manufacturing and general industry.
  • Identify chemical hazards in you place of employment.
  • Understand the rules, regulations and where to find more information.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities.
  • Understand and apply the requirements.
  • Decide what countermeasures are needed to work safely with hazardous chemicals.
  • Execute a plan with regard to the safe working conditions, inspections, and training.


Harper College is a proud recipient of the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant which provides FREE training and education for workers and employers in workplace safety and health hazards. Government employees are not eligible to participate due to grant regulations (Local/City/Municipality, County, State or Federal). The intended audience includes:

  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Employees and Workers
  • Unemployed Workers who intend to re-enter the workforce
  • New Businesses
  • Limited English Proficiency Workers
  • Low Literacy Workers
  • Young Workers
  • Temporary Workers
  • Minority and other hard-to-reach workers
  • Workers in high-hazard industries with high fatality rates
  • Government Employees who are responsible for occupational safety and health duties at their agencies

Disclaimer: This material was produced under grant number SH-37193-SH1 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.

  • Courses will be highly interactive and taught by experienced safety professionals and Occupational Safety and Health Outreach Trainers.  
  • Participants will receive class materials, electronic badge and certificate for completing the full course.

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For Live-Online courses, students must have video capabilities to reinforce attendance and participation requirements.
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