Hazard Communication Plan
The purpose of CFR, Title 29, Part 1910.1200, Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is to ensure that the hazards of all produced or incorporated chemicals are evaluated and the information concerning these hazards are transmitted to both employers and employees. The standard also uses the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). This is an international approach to hazard communication, providing agreed criteria for classification of chemical hazards, and a standardized approach to label elements and safety data sheets. The GHS was negotiated in a multi-year process by hazard communication experts from many different countries, international organizations, and stakeholder groups. It is based on major existing systems around the world, including OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and the chemical classification and labeling systems of other US agencies.
The standard mandates the evaluation of hazardous chemicals present in a workplace and requires training of employees regarding the hazardous chemicals and related prevention and protective measures for routine and non-routine tasks.As the GHS does not include any requirements regarding Hazards Communication Programs, OSHA is maintaining the provisions of the HCS 1994.
It is the Town of Collierville’s policy that the first consideration of work shall be the protection of the safety and health of all employees. We have developed this Hazard Communication Plan to ensure that all employees receive adequate information about the possible hazards that may result from the various materials used in our operations. This Hazard Communication Plan will be monitored by the Safety Program Administrator (SPA) who will be responsible for ensuring that all facets of the program are carried out, and that the program is effective.