HazCom Guidelines for Safety Data Sheets
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Understand the information contained in an SDS and how to use that information to keep employees safe and comply with OSHA requirements.OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard requires chemical manufacturers, distributors, or importers to provide Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for each hazardous chemical to downstream users to communicate information about these hazards. Employers are legally required to ensure that SDSs are readily accessible to employees for all hazardous chemicals in their workplace. This topic will enable you to understand the information contained in an SDS and to use that information to keep employees safe and comply with OSHA requirements. You will also receive helpful tips for storing and updating SDSs in a cost-effective, legally compliant manner that will ensure easy access by employees.
AuthorsBrad M. Kushner, Stevens & Lee
The Hazard Communication (aka HazCom) Standard
• What Is the HazCom Standard and to Whom Does It Apply?
• What Are the Key Elements of the HazCom Standard?
• How Can You Ensure Your HazCom Program Will Pass an OSHA Inspection?
Safety Data Sheets
• How Are SDSs Part of an Effective Hazard Communication Program?
• What Are the Required Elements of an SDS?
• In What Ways Should Companies and Employees Use the Information From SDSs?
• What Are Some Best Practices for Storing and Ensuring Easy Access to SDSs?
• What Are the Respective Employer, Employee, Manufacturer, and Supplier Obligations?
• What Can Employers Do About Inaccurate, Missing or Obsolete SDSs?
• When Must an SDS Be Revised or Replaced?
• What Are the Training Requirements Relating to SDSs?