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OSHA's No. 2 Citation - Hazard Communication

Friday, March 3, 2017
OSHA's No. 2 Citation - Hazard Communication

 

Colin J Brighamn
Colin J. Brigham, VP
Safety Management & Ergonomics

Of the top 10 OSHA citations for 2016, Hazard Communication comes in at No. 2. Yes, the standard dates back to the 1980's and one would think that everyone is compliant, but companies fail to keep current with safety data sheets (SDS's), inventory lists, training, labelling, recordkeeping and more, making it an easy target for an OSHA inspector. Are you sure your program is compliant? Would you like to be sure?

We all know chemical safety is critical to your employees and onsite contractors. Our experienced staff can help you ensure that you are in compliance with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). Please feel free to e-mail me and we can set aside some time to discuss how we can help with the HCS or any other OSHA or regulatory issue..

Sincerely,
Colin J. Brigham, CIH, CSP, CPE, CPEA, CSPHP, VP Safety Management & Ergonomics

What is Hazard Communication?

Hazard Communication

Chemicals pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and reactivity). OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is designed to ensure that information about these hazards and associated protective measures is disseminated. This is accomplished by requiring chemical manufacturers and importers to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import.

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Hazard Communication Standard

Hazard Communication Standard

In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information about the identities and hazards of the chemicals must be available and understandable to workers. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of important information.

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