The Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) states that you must provide mandatory employee training to improve your staff’s understanding of the chemical hazards in your office and learn how to handle chemicals appropriately.
Employees should be trained 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 will also need to train employees to understand Safety Data Sheets (SDS), including the type of information found and how the label information relates to the SDS.
Additional information about the HCS and related training requirements is available at the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
Need more information? The ADA Complete OSHA Compliance Kit guides you through the maze of federal regulations and helps you become equipped for OSHA compliance training. To order the kit, follow the link above, call the Member Service Center at 800.947.4746 or visit adacatalog.org.