Before becoming an approved apprenticeship training sponsor, a contractor must submit a letter verifying that the company has a written Safety and Hazard Communication (HazCom) program in place. A written safety plan organizes activities and efforts to control accidents and addresses the safety concerns particular to a specific trade. The HazCom Standard from the OSHA office of the U.S. Department of Labor requires contractors to identify and label hazardous substances and train their employees about the hazardous chemicals they are exposed to and the methods necessary to protect themselves. Before becoming approved to train apprentices, contractors must submit a letter verifying that the company has a written Safety Plan and a written HazCom program in place. ABC of Wisconsin assists member contractors with this necessity.