Employee Right to Know / Hazard Communication
Requirements for communicating workplace hazards
OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION AND MINNESOTA EMPLOYEE RIGHT TO KNOW
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires that employees be informed of hazards in their workplaces in compliance with worker’s rights. OSHA Hazard Communication / Minnesota Employee Right to Know required training allows employees to understand workplace hazards so they can better control and protect themselves. The primary focus of this regulation is chemicals, but there are other aspects of workplace safety, such as physical agents and infectious diseases, that are covered by workers’ right to know standards.
With the Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom) aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), the HazCom provides a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Employers are required to train workers on the label elements and safety data sheet formats to facilitate recognition and understanding. IEA helps clients comply with OSHA Hazard Communications and Employee Right to Know requirements.
Implement a compliant employee rights program
OUR HAZARD COMMUNICATION / EMPLOYEE RIGHT TO KNOW SERVICES
Our consultants are experts in national and state laws and know how to develop programs and training that comply with hazard communication and Employee Right to know regulations and develop compliant secondary container labels.
- Identify chemicals used in the workplace
- Determine labeling requirements for each identified chemical
- Compile Safety Data Sheets (SDS)
- Develop a customized hazard communication written program
- Provide employee training as mandated by OSHA including GHS training on labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS)