The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) states you must provide mandatory employee training. The basic goal with this training is to improve your staff’s understanding of the chemical hazards in your office and learn how to handle chemicals appropriately.
Your training needs to inform your employees on the type of information they will see on labels, how they might use the labels in an office setting and how all the elements of the label work together. You’ll also need to train employees on Safety Data Sheets (SDS), including the type of information found in the 16-section format and how the label information relates to the SDS.
Additional information about the HCS and training requirement is available at the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Need more regulatory help in your office? The ADA Regulatory Compliance Manual, with update service, contains tools necessary for staff training and documentation on the revised Hazard Communication Standard. To order the manual follow the link above, call the Member Service Center 800 947-4746 or go to adacatalog.org.