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Hazard Communication Program

The College is committed to providing students, faculty, and staff a safe and healthy work environment.  As required by federal and state laws and regulations, the College’s written Hazard Communication Program and Chemical Hygiene Plan shall be available to all employees, their designated representatives, and local, state and federal occupational safety and health authorities.

The Hazard Communication Program and the Chemical Hygiene Plan, as well as an inventory of all chemicals on campus, and the safety data sheets for those chemicals, are located in the Office of the Director of Plant Operations and Maintenance.

In complying with OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard, the College shall, among other things:           

  1. Develop a list of chemicals maintained on campus;
  2. Label all containers that contain hazardous materials;
  3. Keep Material Safety Data Sheets (“MSDS”) and Safety Data Sheets (“SDS”) on file and available on request; and
  4. Implement a training program to ensure that all employees are familiar with the hazardous materials on campus.

In addition, the College shall not accept any donations of hazardous materials or chemicals.  All hazardous materials and chemicals purchased by the College must be labeled with the following information: 

  1. Identity of the hazardous material/chemical;
  2. Appropriate hazard warning; and
  3. Name and address of the manufacturer, importer or other responsible party.

Policy Number: 02.01.03

Legal Citation:

29 CFR 1910.1200 and
29 CFR 1910 Subpart Z

Adopted: March 29, 2023

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