Policy Type:
Security and Safety

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Policy Title:
Hazard Communication Standard and
the New York State Right-to-Know Law
The following office is responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in this policy:

Environmental Health and Safety

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, material 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 Department of Public Safety, Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

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.

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