Written Hazard Communication
You must develop and maintain a written hazard communication program for your
employees. This program must:
- Describe the methods you will use to implement the regulations, with
emphasis on labels and warnings.
- Provide names and contact information for all individuals responsible for
identification of hazardous substances, maintenance of MSDS,
and other delegated responsibilities.
- Explain the labels used.
- Train on content and implementation.
- Advise how MSDSs are distributed.
- List all known hazardous chemicals cross-referenced with the MSDS.
- Describe the procedure for employee access to MSDS.
- Explain the process of informing employees of hazards in performing
routine and nonroutine tasks and of the presence of chemicals in the
workplace, including those carried in unlabeled containers, pipes, etc.
- Ensure that notice to employees includes employee representatives.
- Explain the method to inform outside contractors and their employees of
any exposure to hazards.
- Provide for a method to review and update all aspects of this
- Describe how the written program must be available on request to
employees, OSHA representatives, and representatives from NIOSH.