As an employee in a laboratory situation, you usually know the proper methods to work with different categories of chemicals, but do you always know the health and physical hazards of the chemicals you work with? The purpose of this training session is to communicate the health and physical hazards of the chemicals you're exposed to. These chemicals can be the reagents you use in the reaction you carry out in the lab or the products you produce from these reactions. The training requirements of the laboratory standard include the requirements of the Hazard Communication standard. The training covers the following areas: - Hazards of the substances employees are exposed to (whether it is a reagent or a product in a reaction, or it is the classes of chemicals exposed to); The standard and its appendices; Location and availability of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and/or known references on safe handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous chemicals; Employer's Chemical Hygiene Plan and its availability and location; Exposure limits, either PEL (Permissible Exposure Limits from OSHA) or recommended exposure limits for hazardous chemicals without an OSHA standard; Methods and observations to determine present or release of a hazardous chemical; Engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment; and Emergency procedures.