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Hazardous Substances in the Workplace - Online Training

Hazardous Substances Safety Training is a complete online safety training video course collection from Safetyhub. This collection of safety video content is organized around managing the risks of hazardous substances. The program will assist your employees to learn about hazardous substances by watching online videos and completing assessments.

There are literally thousands of different hazardous materials used in the workplace. Cleaners, adhesives, paints, solvents, pesticides, inks, lubricants and fuels are just some examples. Other substances that can be generated in workplace activities include chemical by-products, vapours and dusts.

Hazardous Substances in the Workplace - Online Training Course
Hazardous Substances Safety Training Courses

How the Online Safety Video Training can help you.

These safety programs highlight the safe handling of chemicals in the workplace and the major hazard areas associated with the use of hazardous materials and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures. All health and safety training courses in the collection include an online safety video, online safety assessments, facilitator’s guides and trainee course certificates.

Available Hazardous Materials Safety Training Courses:

Safety videos and resources in the collection are available in English and Spanish. If your organization spans multiple regions, you can be assured that your employees in each region are viewing material relevant to them. With new releases continually being added, Safetyhub is a cost-effective way of ensuring all your sites always have a comprehensive library of current and relevant safety training videos.

You can get access to this online safety training program and the other online safety training collections with a Safetyhub subscription. All subscriptions are tailored to the exact needs of your organization and include access to Safetyhub’s online learning management system (LMS). Safetyhub offers a free trial and assistance in customizing Safetyhub to your exact organizational training requirements.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

The purpose of this training program is to present a clear overview of the subject and address dangerous goods classes, identification of safety marks, how to read the schedules, means of containment, labelling and documentation requirements.

The Hazard Communication Standard (HAZCOM)

The Hazard Communication Standard is an information and training standard for the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This program covers how HCS works, the new classification criteria, label requirements, pictograms, and Safety data sheet requirements.

HAZCOM 1994 Safety Training

HAZCOM 1994 is an information and training standard relating to the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This video program covers the how HAZCOM works, hazards associated with chemicals, labelling and material Safety Data Sheets.

WHMIS 2015

Hazardous chemicals in the workplace can pose a multitude of hazards and risks. The WHMIS 2015 Training Video provides training on proper chemicals labelling and the importance of effective understanding of the labels and SDSs for workers.

Gas and Cylinder Safety

This safety training program covers the hazards associated with gas bottles and cylinders. Knowledge of the use of Safety Data Sheets, safe work procedures, storage and handling will ensure the safety of all concerned with compressed gas cylinders.

Hazardous Substances – The Fundamentals

The objective of this program is to highlight the major hazard areas associated with the use of hazardous substances and by so doing, increase awareness of the standards for worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures.

Waste Management

This General Waste Management Safety Program examines methods for classifying various kinds of waste and how best to track and ultimately dispose of them. Topics in the program include waste classification, waste disposal and waste manifests.

Spills – Prevention and Management

Spills are an ever-present hazard in many workplaces. By having a clear spill prevention plan, the threat spills pose can be reduced to an absolute minimum. This program examines the effects spills can have as well as methods for prevention and clean up.


This program highlights the major hazard areas associated with the use of solvents. The program increases awareness of worker responsibility in observing and being active in daily safety procedures and management of Solvents in the workplace.

Safety Data Sheets An Introduction

This program helps trainees to properly interpret Safety Data Sheets for the use of hazardous substances. This program covers the layout of SDS, Why SDSs are used and a breakdown on the most important safety related sections found in most SDSs.

PPE – An Introduction

This is a general program suitable for induction or to reinforce the need to wear items of personal protection. This program examines various types of Personal Protective Equipment in detail, including eye, face, head, ears and respiratory protection.

Environmental Awareness

Knowing how your workplace affects the environment and how you can prevent environmental damage from your work creates a more eco-friendly workplace. Topics in this program include Climate Change, Emissions, Waste management and Pollution.

Chemical Safety

The safe handling and storage of all chemicals requires a commitment by everyone to follow safe work procedures. The realization of the risks and an ongoing program to minimize the hazards will reduce accidents and make your workplace a safer workplace.

Safety Data Sheets Important Terms

Safety Data Sheets can be very challenging to read and understand but they do contain a wealth of information. Having an ability to properly interpret them will make it easier to arrive at informed decisions regarding the use of hazardous substances.

Hazardous Atmospheres and Respirators

The programs covers what constitutes a hazardous atmosphere, information about air-purifying and details of the different types of air-purifying respirators. The program also looks at filters, fit testing of respirators, maintenance, storage, inspection and danger signals.

GHS – An Introduction

As your workplace makes the transition to the GHS, this program provides an overview of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, including chemicals classification and hazard communication through labels and safety data sheets.

Asbestos Awareness

Asbestos fibers pose a threat to humans – when the fibers are inhaled, they can cause serious damage to the lungs. The Asbestos Awareness program has been produced to be shown to all personnel who may potentially come across asbestos in the workplace.

Fire – Facts and Prevention

Following Safe Work Practices lessens the chance of fires and explosions occurring. This program examines scientific facts about how fire and flammable vapors behave as well as procedures that can be implemented to prevent the occurrence of fires.

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