OSHA Hazard Communication and Chemical Hygiene Updated to the Globally Harmonized System (Online CE Course)

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Authors: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP)MA Ed; Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP)

This course covers the OSHA Chemical Hygiene Standard and helps satisfy OSHA requirements for annual training. Terry Jo Gile covers Haz-Com, the NFPA diamond, and MSDS, and explains common sense laboratory safety rules applied to clinical laboratory practice. Appropriate for annual laboratory compliance training and for clinical laboratory science students prior to clinical rotations.

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Continuing Education Credits

P.A.C.E.® Contact Hours (acceptable for AMT, ASCP, and state recertification): 1 hour(s)
Course number 578-005-16, approved through 3/31/2018
Florida Board of Clinical Laboratory Personnel Credit Hours - Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety: 1 hour(s)
Course number 20-547867, approved through 9/1/2018


  • Explain the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazard Communications Standard as it relates to laboratory work.
  • Explain labels and coding systems that alert users to chemical hazards.
  • Explain each section of a safety data sheet (SDS).
  • Identify basic laboratory common sense rules that apply to chemical handling.

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Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic

Intended Audience: Health care personnel and other professional personnel whose occupations involve the potential of exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Author Information: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP)MA Ed has over 45 years experience as a certified medical technologist. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a master's degree in Education from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. For 20 years she was a member of the management team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Department of Laboratories in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as the Safety Officer as well as a laboratory safety consultant to the BJC Health System. Terry Jo headed her own consulting firm, Safety Lady, LLC, for 27 years. In that capacity, she lectured and consulted worldwide on the proper implementation of safety programs in clinical laboratories.
Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP) has over 40 years of experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She was an Inspection and Technical Specialist for nine years with the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and, until her retirement in 2015, was Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Barbara holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.


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