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August 18, 2009

Hazard Communication in the Workplace

OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard requires chemical manufacturers and importers to provide hazard information via shipping labels and MSDSs. But employers who use such chemicals have strict responsibilities, as well. These include:

  • Preparing and implementing a written hazard communication program
  • Ensuring that all containers are labeled
  • Providing employees access to labels and MSDSs
  • Conducting effective training for all potentially exposed employees

Learn more with these resources:
OSHA hazard communication standards
Frequently asked questions: Hazard communication
Hazardous communications self-inspection checklist
OSHA safety and health topics: Hazardous and toxic substances
OSHA safety and health topics: Solvents