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Hazard Communication Standard & the New York State Right-to-Know Law

Responsible Office: Environmental Health and Safety

Policy Type: Security and Safety

Policy Number: 815

Last Date Revised: 4 /19/16

The objective of the hazard communication standard, as stated in section 1910.1200(b), is: "to provide information to employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they are exposed, by means of a hazard communications program, labels, and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and information and training.”

To comply with the hazard communication standard the university has:

1. Prepared a written hazard communications plan.The plan is available for any employee, or their bargaining unit representative, to review in the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, Health Services Building.

2. Coordinated an inventory of all chemicals and chemical products located on campus in conjunction with the chemical users of all chemicals and chemical products located on campus. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) will be made available to any employee for those chemicals they may be required to work with. Contact EH&S at 777-2211.

3. Established a labeling policy that assures that all chemical containers are properly labeled.

4. Employee training which includes informing employees of their rights under the standard, the location of the written plan, how to understand SDS's, and understanding the labeling policy.

Questions concerning the Hazard Communications Standard or the written communications plan should be directed to Environmental Health and Safety, 777-2211.

Printable "Right To Know Law" Employee Information Request Form:

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Last Updated: 7/27/16