The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has promulgated its Hazard Communication Standard (29CFR 1910.1200) to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals are evaluated, and that information is then transmitted to affected employers and employees in the manufacturing sector.
This Hazard Communication Program (HCP) will be used to make our employees more aware of the safety and health hazards associated with chemical substances produced, used, or transported through our facilities. This HCP is complimentary to the Chemical Hygiene Plan and will apply to all facilities that are not chemical research laboratories, including, but not limited to maintenance, security, custodial services, clinical offices, procedure rooms, clinical laboratories and clerical/administrative staff. This plan will follow the requirements in the 2012 revision of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard to be consistent with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification of Labeling of Chemicals located in Appendix A of this Plan.
It is our desire to incorporate existing programs such as, but not limited to, area/personnel monitoring and sampling; the respiratory protection program; the hazardous waste management program; the chemical spill plan; the radiation safety program; the fire safety program; the existing work rules; and the implementation of new safety work rules, into this HCP. In the event of overlapping or contradictory statements the more stringent shall apply. It is our belief that this HCP will provide the incentive to improve work practices, increase employee use of personal protective equipment and other safety devices, and to follow precautionary measures when handling or using hazardous chemicals.
This policy applies to all UHSP contractors, faculty, staff, visiting scientists, postdoctoral fellows, students, scholars, and any other person working at or for the University.
Environmental Health & Safety
"Hazard Communication Program" (2017). Environmental Health & Safety Policies. 12.