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Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication Standard

The Hazard Communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), sometimes called the HazCom standard, is a set of requirements first issued in 1983 by OSHA. The standard requires evaluating the potential hazards of chemicals, and communicating information concerning those hazards and appropriate protective measures to employees. The HazCom standard includes provisions for:

  • Developing and maintaining a written hazard communication program for the workplace, including lists of hazardous chemicals present;
  • Labeling of containers of chemicals in the workplace, as well as containers of chemicals being shipped to other workplaces;
  • Preparation and distribution of safety data sheets (SDSs) to workers; and
  • Development and implementation of worker training programs regarding hazards of chemicals and protective measures.

All new employees at UW – Green Bay receive hazard communication training as part of the New Employee Safety Orientation that they are required to complete during their first weeks of employment

UW-Green Bay Hazard Communication Program