Haz Com

Hazard Communication Training Determination

  1. Choose the most appropriate description of how you work with chemical products.
  2. Click on the corresponding training link to complete your required Hazard Communication training.

General description of your working environment

Primary office and administrative work only

Chemical use involves intermittent or occasional use of typical office products (white out, white board cleaner, cleansers, adhesives, photocopier/laser printer toners, etc.) in small quantities. No exposure to physical hazards (extreme noise, non-ionizing energy (lasers, communications transmitters, etc.), ionizing energy (radiation), vibrations, extreme temperatures, etc.


Office and administrative work 

Involves intermittent or occasional use typical office products (see above) with potential exposures to one or more of the physical hazards (see above)


Office and administrative functions using typical office products in durations and quantities greater than normal consumer use. 

Example: Office worker uses chemical products to service multiple copying machines or other equipment.


Retailing, warehousing, or other storage facility 

Where chemicals are only handled in sealed containers. May or may not also have secondary office activities using typical office products.


Perform industrial activities using various chemical products to include, but not limited to: paints, solvents, sealants, fuels, oils, lubricants, compressed gases, flammable or combustible materials, etc. May or may not also have secondary office activities using typical office products or potential exposures to physical hazards.

Perform work in laboratories using various chemical products to include, but not limited to: acids, bases, reagents, compressed gases, flammable or combustible materials, etc.  May or may not also have secondary office activities using typical office products.


Work exclusively involves hazardous waste or substance remediation or removal, using wood or wood products, biological hazards, ionizing or non-ionizing radiation, retail or personal food or drink, consumer drugs and cosmetics, or using consumer product or hazardous substances where anticipated exposure would not exceed thresholds established for normal consumer use. May occasionally perform office and administrative work using typical office products.

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