b'Identify Hazardous Chemicals & MaterialsThe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication Standard is commonly known as the Right-To-Know standard. On March 26, 2012, OSHA revised this standard to align with the UNs Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), which became effective May 25, 2012. The revised rule involves specific changes regarding Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) (formerly Material Safety Data Sheets or MSDSs), container labeling, and chemical classification. However, the underlying thrust remains the same: employees have a need and right to knowand understandthe chemicals they encounter in the workplace. Compliance to this standard requires employers to develop a comprehensive program for the presence of hazardous chemicals in the workplace and to protect employees by providing them with the necessary information to properly handle hazardous chemicals.1910.1200(a)(1) ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. The requirements of this section are intended to be consistent with the provisions of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3. The transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, safety data sheets and employee training.In summary, the Hazard Communication Standard requires the following to create an on-site workplace program:1 Written Hazard Communication Program 1910.1200(e) 4 Safety Data Sheets 1910.1200(g)A written planbased on the labeling system, SDSs, information, andChemical manufacturers and importers must acquire or develop a Safety trainingmust be developed, implemented, and maintained as a programData Sheet (SDS) for each hazardous chemical they produce or import. and made readily available. The program includes the list of hazardousEmployers must have a SDS on hand for every hazardous chemical they chemicals, communication format, and precautionary measures. use, and make these sheets readily accessible to employeessuch as in a binder at a central location. OSHA now requires that SDSs include the 2 Hazard Determination 1910.1200(e)(1)(i) required section numbers and headings as specified in the revised Hazard A list of hazardous chemicals must be developed, and the physical andCommunication Standard.health hazards for worker(s) exposure assessed. 5 Employee Information and Training 1910.1200(h)Information and training should cover the requirements of the Hazard 3 Labels and Other Forms of Warning 1910.1200(f)(1) Communication Standard, the location of hazardous chemicals in the Hazardous chemical containers are to be labeled, tagged, or markedworkplace, and the written hazard communication program, including to identify the hazardous chemical. The following information must belists of hazardous chemicals and SDSs. included: Product Identifier, Signal Word (Danger or Warning), Hazard Statement(s), Pictograms(s), Precautionary Statement(s), and the name,6 Evaluate and Reassess Programaddress and telephone number of the responsible party.Review companys hazard communication program periodically to ensure its still working and meeting all objectives. If needed, revise the program as appropriate to address changed conditions in the workplace (e.g., new chemicals, new hazards, etc.).499 signkore.com | 780.406.1888All prices are in Canadian Dollars. Freight/Shipping charges may apply to items not in stock. Prices are subject to change without notice.'