Hazard Communication Essay

893 Words Mar 29th, 2013 4 Pages
A sample written hazard communication plan

The management of [this workplace] is committed to preventing accidents and ensuring the safety and health of our employees. We will comply with all applicable federal and state health and safety rules and provide a safe, healthful environment for all our employees. This written hazard communication plan is available at the following location for review by all employees: [Location name].

Identifying hazardous chemicals

A list is attached to this plan that identifies all hazardous chemicals with a potential for employee exposure at this workplace. [Attach list]. Detailed information about the physical, health, and other hazards of each chemical is included in a Safety Data Sheet (SDS); the
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Employees can review Safety Data Sheets for all hazardous chemicals used at this workplace. [Identify the file location if they are stored in a paper file. Describe how to access them if they are stored electronically].

The Safety Data Sheets are updated and managed by [name of person or job title responsible for managing the Safety Data Sheets]. If a Safety Data Sheet is not immediately available for a hazardous chemical, employees can obtain the required information by calling [name of person or job title responsible for providing information in an emergency].

Training employees about chemical hazards

Before they start their jobs or are exposed to new hazardous chemicals, employees must attend a hazard communication training that covers the following topics:

• An overview of the requirements in Oregon OSHA’s hazard communication rules. • Hazardous chemicals present in their workplace. • Any operations in their work area where hazardous chemicals are used. • The location of the written hazard communication plan and where it may be reviewed. • How to understand and use the information on labels and in Safety Data Sheets. • Physical and health hazards of the chemicals in their work areas. • Methods used to detect the presence or release of hazardous chemicals in the work area. • Steps we have taken to prevent or reduce exposure to these chemicals. •

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