Some 70,000 hazardous materials are in various workplaces across the country...regulated by the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard not only for chemical manufacturers and distributors, but soon, for all other U.S. manufacturers—and many others as well. This guide provides a step-by-step understanding of the standard. With this book you should be able to plan, organize and operate your company's Hazard Communication Program...to protect your employees (and your company) as required by OSHA. This handbook is especially intended for use by industrial hygienists, safety directors, safety engineers, occupational health departments, managers, environmental engineers, legal staff, and consultants. Hazard Communication and OSHA Requirements explains carefully in non-legalistic terms just what will be required, and when. But even more important, it explains in detail, with examples where appropriate.
Table of Contents
The Need to Know. Legal Responsibilities and Penalties. Hazard Identification. Physical Hazard Characterization. Health Hazard Characterization. Label Design. Written Hazard Communication Program. Employee Training. Consequences. Text of OSHA Hazard Communication Standard. Substances Regulated by Reference. Lethal Dose Equivalencies. MSDS Form.
"This is the best of several attempt we have reviewed recently for persons who are involved in compliance with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Regulation, Hazard Communication (or Right-to-Know)...The two authors supplement each other, in that one is a chemist and the other a lawyer."
—International Journal of Hazardous Materials