The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) published it’s a Fact Sheet on Steps to an Effective Hazard Communication Program for Employers that Use Hazardous Chemicals on March 15, 2014.
Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 CFR 1910.1200, to implement a hazard communication program. The program must include labels on containers of hazardous chemicals, safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous chemicals, and training for workers. Each employer must also describe in a written program how it will meet the requirements of the HCS in each of these areas.
Employers can implement an effective hazard communication program by following the six simple steps outlined in the OSHA Fact Sheet.
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