Hazard Communication Standard
Workers in nearly every industry have the potential to be exposed to hazardous chemicals daily. OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires that information about chemicals and their hazards must be available and understandable to all workers to maximize safety.
By complying with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard:
- Workers are educated on the dangers associated with chemicals used in the workplace and how to work with them safely
- Hazardous chemicals are identified and labeled accordingly
- Your company has a published hazard communication document
In order to comply with OSHA’s standards, we start with a thorough chemical audit of your facility, obtain copies of current Safety Data Sheets from your vendors for each product and review each sheet for completeness and accuracy. If we find discrepancies, we contact your suppliers for clarification. Our team compiles important data from your SDS and enters them into a database so that we can search your inventory. This enables us to see whether new or existing chemical hazards and regulations apply to you.
Next, we prepare and publish an inventory list of your hazardous chemical products in accordance with the rule, we prepare and publish your written Hazard Communication document in accordance with the regulation, and we prepare and publish you employee training manual. Lastly, we train your employees at your facility using interactive classroom style techniques.