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OSHA Compliant Online GHS Training Course

Course Overview

Introduction to GHS is an online training course that was specifically created to address OSHA’s GHS training requirements under 1910.1200(h). Topics covered in this online course include safety data sheets (SDS), hazard classification, container labeling, OSHA’s GHS “phase-in” dates, & more.

Course Highlights

  • This course is 100% OSHA compliant.
  • Printable certificate and wallet card are issued instantly upon course completion.
  • This course takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.


Can I purchase this course for multiple employees?

Absolutely, simply type in the number of users on the right hand side of this page before clicking the 'Add to Cart' button. We do offer volume discounts as well.

How much time is given to complete the course?

There is no time limit. Students can also leave the course and re-enter it at their convenience, all course progress is tracked on our secure servers.

Who is required to take this course?

Per OSHA regulations, all employees that might be exposed to hazardous chemicals as part of their job duties should undergo GHS training.

Can I take the course on my tablet or phone?

Yes! Our online training platform is compatible with IOS and Android phones and tablets.

When does the course certificate and wallet card expire?

One year from the date of course completion.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the hazards conveyed by all 9 GHS pictograms.
  • Read and understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
  • Understand OSHA’s label format on workplace containers.
  • Know when it’s permissible for a container to use an in-house labeling system rather than GHS.
  • Understand the difference between the old MSDS and the new SDS.
  • Read and understand all 6 sections of a GHS container label.
  • Understand which employees require GHS training under the OSHA regulation.
  • & more

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • The danger of chemicals and the role they play in our every day lives.
    • When and why OSHA created the Hazard Communication standard.
    • How GHS improves the Hazard Communication standard.
    • How and why the GHS was created.
    • An overview of what the GHS system covers.
    • Why OSHA adopted the GHS.
  • GHS vs. MSDS
    • GHS advantages over the old system of chemical labeling.
    • Common pitfalls in non-GHS labeling systems.
    • The four major ways that GHS changes the old HazCom standard.
  • GHS Fundamentals
    • The difference between ‘hazard classes’ and ‘hazard categories.’
    • The two major groups of hazard types in GHS.
  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
    • What a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is.
    • How to read a Safety Data Sheet (SDS).
    • The difference between MSDS and SDS.
    • How an SDS is structured.
    • Why alternate labeling systems were used such as the NFPA system and the Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS)
  • GHS Container Labels
    • How to read a GHS container label.
    • The six major pieces of information on a GHS container label.
    • What information is conveyed by each piece of information on a GHS container label.
  • GHS Pictograms
    • Why GHS pictograms are necessary.
    • Understanding the 9 pictograms used in the GHS standard.
  • Misc. Information
    • Exceptions to the GHS standard.
    • OSHA’s HazCom refresher training requirements
    • GHS phase-in dates mandated by OSHA.