Employees, in non-laboratory workplaces, are to be informed of the identities and hazards of the chemicals they are potentially exposed to and what protective measures are required. Each department using chemicals in a non-laboratory setting is to have a Chemical Hazard Communication Program. The program’s main parts are:
Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) has developed a Chemical Hazard Communication Program template to assist departments in developing a program. To complete the written program: carefully read each section and fill-in the required information.
Employees using chemicals should receive training on the department’s program, the hazardous chemicals in their workplace, and how to protect themselves from those hazards. Supervisors can use the resources below to provide the training or contact OH&S for assistance.
Fact Sheet: Chemical Safety: Labels and SDS
Safety Policies and Procedures Manual: Chemical Hazard Communication Program