Hazcom Employee Right to Know Poster
All employers who use or store hazardous chemicals in the workplace must comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200). This regulation, which has regularly topped OSHA’s list of the most frequently-cited standards, requires covered employers to educate their employees about chemical hazards, chemical data sheets, and how to read chemical labels. Failure to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard can result in fines up to $7,000 per violation. While many assume that OSHA’s standard only applies to chemicals used in manufacturing and construction, these requirements also apply to chemicals that are present in most workplaces, such as cleaning supplies, printer inks, and toner cartridges.
OSHA released a final rule implementing the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of chemical labeling and identification. This final rule significantly revised OSHA’s hazard communication standard and established a series of compliance deadlines for employers. The revisions modify the content and format of chemical hazard documents (formerly known as “Material Safety Data Sheets” and now known as “Safety Data Sheets”) and require employers to train employees on the GHS system.
To help employers ensure compliance with hazard communication requirements and OSHA’s final rule implementing GHS, Personnel Concepts has developed the HazCom Employee Right-To-Know Poster. This comprehensive poster (revised to reflect the agency’s final rule) is designed to help you comply with the standard’s notification requirements and employee training requirements.
Compliance with OSHA’s Standard
Our revised HazCom Employee Right-To-Know Poster will help you comply with the standard’s notification requirements and revised mandatory employee training requirements.
OSHA’s hazard communication standard is typically one of the agency’s top five most frequently cited regulations, meaning that employers have an increased likelihood of being fined for a hazard communication violation during an inspection as compared to other OSHA standards. Utilizing our poster to communicate critical safety information can protect your business from fines up to $12,934 per violation.
Our comprehensive HazCom Employee Right-To-Know Poster includes the following critical information:
- An Understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS) notice that explains what SDS’s are and what each required section includes
- A GHS Label Elements notice that explains what standardized chemical label elements are required as a result of OSHA adopting GHS to its hazard communication standard
- A GHS Pictogram and Hazard Classes notice that educates employees on how to read and utilize chemical labels in the revised format
- A Quick Reference MSDS / SDS notice that allows employers to list hazardous chemicals that may be present in the workplace, their application and required safety equipment
- A Hazardous Materials Quick Reference Guide that explains the Hazard Diamond and what each category represents