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OSHA GHS Hazard Communication Certification & Online Training

Compliant with OSHA's Hazard Communication (29 CFR 1910.1200) and GHS Standard

OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is in place to protect staff from the effects of hazardous chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace. The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). The Hazard Communication Foundation’s online certification program fulfills the requirements set forth. 

Learn on any device.
At your own pace.

After you register, login at your convenience to study the material on any device. When you feel comfortable with the material, you can then take the certification exam. Take it as many times as you’d like until achieving a passing score.

I didn’t have any experience driving forklifts, but my wife signed me up for the training so I could start applying for jobs. Getting my cert was easier than I thought and I ended up getting a job pretty quickly afterwards operating forklifts at a construction company here in town. 

Chuck D.

Forklift Operator - CT Construction


Toyota’s number one priority is safety. Managing a manufacturing campus of 10,000 employees, OSHA compliance is something we take very seriously. Mobile equipment safety is paramount, therefore we mandate forklift operators be competent and certified.

Kevin E.

Safety Manager - Toyota

Need Re-Certification?

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires that Forklift Operators must complete the certification every 3 years. Also the Forklift Operator should receive a refresher course any time the operator is involved in a near missed accident or in an actual accident. Therefore, if you already have your certification and are looking to renew your forklift license you need to start the process again by creating an account and purchasing the training. However, it will be much shorter and easier for you to complete because you are have already been operating a forklift for some time. Please go here to begin your Forklift re-certification.

I Want To Be A Driver

and am seeking a job or need re-certification

By completing this online course you will receive your personal forklift certification & license that employers often require before getting hired as a forklift operator in the U.S. OSHA requires your provide copy of this certification to your future and/or current employer.

How To

If you would like to receive a written certificate for forklift operation that you can present to a current or future employer. Simply enroll by clicking the button below and complete the online training and formal evaluation exam. The training can be taken at your own pace and the exam can be taken an unlimited amount of times. After completion, you will be able to conveniently print your certification at home.

I Am An Employer

and need to certify my operators.

OSHA standards require forklift training and certification for any employee who operates a powered industrial truck. If this is not implemented, OSHA can impose a $7,000 fine for each untrained operator (up to $70,000 fine for willful violations). 

How To

Getting your employees certified is easy. Simply select how many  employees you would like to get certified & register. Afterwards, each employee will be able to login from their own computers, review the training material, and take the online certification exam. Afterwards each certification can be printed for your records. 


The Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is an international approach to hazard communication, providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to label elements and safety data sheets. The GHS was negotiated in a multi-year process by hazard communication experts from many different countries, international organizations, and stakeholder groups. It is based on major existing systems around the world, including OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and the chemical classification and labeling systems of other US agencies.

The three major areas of change are in hazard classification, labels, and safety data sheets.

  • Hazard classification: The definitions of hazard have been changed to provide specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. These specific criteria will help to ensure that evaluations of hazardous effects are consistent across manufacturers, and that labels and safety data sheets are more accurate as a result.
  • Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.
  • Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16-section format.

Workers who are exposed to hazardous chemicals at the workplace, as well as workers involved in the shipment, importation, and manufacture of hazardous materials.

Yes, you take take the training at your own pace. You can also take as long as you need to pass the HazCom certification final exam, and once you register can take it on whichever day is most convenient. Furthermore, you can also take as many tries as necessary for you to pass the exam.

Employers are legally required to provide an awareness training to workers when first beginning a job that entails possible exposure to hazardous chemicals. Additionally, anytime a new potential hazard is present employers need to provide additional awareness training. 

This certification is nationally recognized and valid for 2 years. Your employer is responsible for providing awareness training during your initial onboarding and when any new hazardous chemicals are introduced into the workplace. 

For more information, contact your local or Regional OSHA office (listed in the telephone directory under United States Government – Department of Labor – Occupational Safety and Health Administration). OSHA also has a Home Page on the Internet.