Hazard Communication White Paper
The Hazard Communication Standard was implemented by OSHA as the result of serious injury and death to employees that were working with chemicals and substances. The tragedy of these injuries and deaths was that information about health hazards was not fully communicated to employees. As a result, the hazard communication rule requires that employers have a written hazard communication program that must include specific program components to assure employees know of workplace hazards associated with chemicals, subtances, and materials and steps employees can take to protect themselves.
Your written program must include an overview of the hazard communication standard, information on training, and complete record keeping.