6.0 New Employee Hazard Communication Training Checklist

This checklist is a tool developed by the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Department. It must be completed by each new employee and retained by his or her department. Please write legibly.

Please check the appropriate box. Check N/A if a feature is not applicable.

Employee Name:                                                                                                                                  

Department & Main Room No.:                                                                                                               

Manager Name:                                                                                                                                    

Please check the appropriate box. Check N/A if a feature is not applicable.




Know the existence and intent of the Employer Chemical Hazard Communication rule


Know location of the Hazard Awareness Management Manual (HAMM)


Read HAMM Chapter II


Know location and manner of operation of the following items:

  • Existing Safety and Health departmental standard operating procedures, if applicable

  • Emergency Guide
  • Eyewash
  • Emergency Shower
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fire Pull Station/Extinguisher
  • Fire Evacuation Route
  • Accident-Illness Report Form

Review chemical inventory of department


Know MSDS/reference location and availability


Know the importance of labels on hazardous material containers


Become familiar with properties of chemical hazards


Know special handling procedures for reproductive toxins, dangerously and highly toxic materials, chemotherapeutic drugs


Review personal protective equipment (e.g., gloves, eye protection, lab coat) and engineering controls that should be taken to minimize exposure


My supervisor has discussed/trained me on the above items and has answered all of my questions. I understand the intent of Washington State Labor and Industries Employer Chemical Hazard Communication Program and the Hutchinson Center Hazard Communication program found in Chapter II of the Hazard Awareness Management Manual.

Employee:                                                                                             Date:                                       

Manager:                                                                                               Date:                                       

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