Pol-Hazard Communication and GHS (Employee “Right-to-Understand”)

policy Hazard Communication GHS Employee Right-to-Understand modified Tue Jul 28 2020 14:57:46 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

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ADMINISTRATIVE
POLICY

POLICY NAME

Hazard Communication and GHS (Employee “Right-to-Understand”)

EFFECTIVE DATE

POLICY APPLICABILITY

This policy applies to individuals working in non-laboratory workplaces, clinics, and clinical laboratories where hazardous chemicals are used.

POLICY STATEMENT

The University Program requires all covered work units to complete a Unit-­specific Hazard Communication Plan (PDF) template which details how the unit will comply with OSHA requirements for major program elements, such as:

  • Chemical inventory
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Labeling of secondary containers of chemicals
  • Training of employees exposed to hazardous chemicals
  • Provisions for non­routine tasks and emergencies
  • Working with contractors
  • Recordkeeping


DEHS provides general Hazard Communication Training while the supervisor must provide training specific to the chemicals and procedures used at the work site.

For further information or assistance regarding the Hazard Communication Program, contact the DEHS Industrial Hygienist , or call 502-852-­2961.

ADMINISTRATIVE AUTHORITY

Senior Associate Vice President for Operations

RESPONSIBLE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT/DIVISION

Environmental Health & Safety
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
502-852-6670
dehsubm@louisville.edu 

HISTORY

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