Hazard Communication

You Have The Right To Know--And Understand     

Employees of W&M have the right to know the properties and potential safety and health hazards of substances to which they may be exposed. Such knowledge is essential to reducing the risk of occupational illness and injury.

In 2012, OSHA revised the Hazard Communication Standard to bring it into alignment with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which will also give workers the "Right To Understand."            

Goals of Hazard Communication:

  • To help you reduce the risks involved in working with hazardous materials
  • To transmit vital information to employees about real and potential hazards of substances in the work place
  • To reduce the incidence and cost of illness and injury resulting from hazardous substances
  • To promote public employer's need and right to know
  • To encourage a reduction in the volume and toxicity of hazardous substances

College of William and Mary Hazard Communication Program (doc)

College of William and Mary GHS Training (ppt)

For more information on Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) visit OSHAs website.

Are you ready to play HAZCOM Jeopardy?

Let's Play! (pdf)

Hazard Communication Training

Facilities Management (pdf)