EMS personnel have the “right-to-know” about the hazards and the identities of the chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace. When EMS personnel have this information, they can participate in their employers’ protective programs and take steps to protect themselves from hazardous chemicals. This course reviews the hazard communications standard, safety data sheet requirements, purpose of labels, and protective measures.
• Identify the purpose and elements of the hazard communication standard
• Discuss the purpose and key requirements of the Safety Data Safety Sheet
• Explain the purpose of and key requirements of labels
• Review health information concepts, terms, and protective measures