Singing (literally) about hazard communication

By: March 9th, 2011 Email This Post Print This Post

Thanks to the Science Fair blog at USA Today, I can now draw a musical connection between the OSHA Hazard Communication standard and  Newman on “Seinfeld”:

Hazcom written programs list precautionary measures
First aid procedures and other sordid treasures
Risk phrases are shown like “may explode if held”
Highly irritating like Newman on Seinfeld
Highly irritating like Newman on Seinfeld

The lyrics to that ditty are from “The HAZCOM Song” (YouTube) by Marsh Carroll, head of the science department and a safety officer at Vincent Massey Collegiate in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, according to USA Today.

Let’s face it, hazard communication training can get tedious. As a change of pace, you might want to incorporate the music video into your training program. It covers key points of the standard from its creation during the Reagan era right up to…uh…er…Carroll’s Granny’s chicken soup. I guess you’ve got to see it to understand that last reference.

What’s your opinion of “The HAZCOM Song”? Have you used offbeat or innovative approaches to hazard communication training? Let us know in the comment section below.


Great Tune! Way to go Winnipeg!

By MercuryMan on March 15th, 2011 at 9:22 am

Don’t quit your day job.

By Marsh Carroll on April 8th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

The HAZCOM Song and more of my songs (all on were recently mentioned during my appearnce on the Canada’s Smartest Person TV Special. Apparently, I am Canada’s 4th Smartest Person (-;


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