HazCom Program

The purpose of the hazard communication standard is to establish uniform requirements to make sure that the hazards of all chemicals produced, imported, or used within the United States are evaluated, and that this hazard information is transmitted to affected employees and employers. The following is the Hazard Communication Plan is for Auxiliary and Business Services, Pennsylvania State University. Chemical manufacturers and importers must convey hazard information to downstream employers by means of labels on containers and material safety data sheets (MSDS). In addition, all covered employers are required to have a hazard communication program to provide the information to their employees by means of container labeling and other forms of warning, MSDS, and training. This will ensure that all supervisors and managers receive the information they need to inform and train their employees properly and to design and put in place employee protection programs. It will also provide necessary hazard information to employees so they can participate in, and support, the protective measures instituted in their workplaces. What follows is a program to assist Auxiliary and Business Services meet the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.1200. If you have questions on any element of the program, do not hesitate to call Edward Dobo, Safety/Workers’ Comp Manager or Steve Engler, Safety and Health Specialist.