If any of your employees are exposed to any hazardous chemicals—form release agents, curing compounds, chemical admixtures, silica hardeners, patching materials, etc.—OSHA requires a written hazard communication plan that complies with 29 CFR 1910.1200.
Published in 2012, the new Hazard Communications Standard (HCS) is flexible and performance-based so it can be adapted to meet the needs of individual workplaces. Your agency’s compliance plan should be a blueprint for implementation that addresses employee training, collection and storage of chemical specifications, and how that information will be made available to employees.
This is not a new regulation; it has existed since 1994. But in addition to updates and changes, the new version has a new, more stringent requirement for labeling containers.
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