Communication Standard States:
Every company which produces and
uses hazardous materials must provide their employees with information and
training on the proper handling and use of these materials.
You, as an employee, have a Right
to Know about the hazardous materials used in your work area and the potential
effects of these materials upon your health and safety.
Key Elements of the
Osha Hazard Communication Standard
Materials Inventory - A list of the hazardous
materials present in your work area.
Material Safety Data Sheets - A detailed description of each
hazardous material listed in the Materials Inventory.
Labeling - Containers of hazardous
materials must have labels which identify the material and warn of its
potential hazard to employees.
Training - All employees must be trained
to identify and work safely with hazardous materials.
Written Program - A written program must be
developed which ties all of the above together.
Controlling Physical and Health Hazards
SAFETY REMINDER - YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO KNOW, SO IF YOU DON’T KNOW, ASK