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A safety professional believes that employers have more to fear from workers’ compensation claims than from OSHA.

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Question:
Do you need to keep MSDSs for commercial products such as “Windex” and “White-Out”?
Answer:
OSHA doesn’t require that MSDSs be provided to purchasers of household consumer products when the products are used in the workplace in the same manner that a consumer would use them, i.e.; …

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Question: What is proper Hazcom training?
Answer: Let’s look at the different aspects:
When Training Must Be Provide: Employees must be trained at the time they’re assigned to work with a hazardous chemical. The point of the rule (1910.1200(h)) is to ensure the employee gets …

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Question: When is the chemical manufacturer required to distribute an MSDS?
Answer: The MSDS must list hazard information that gets distributed to the customer at the time of first shipment of the product. Hazcom also requires that MSDSs be updated by the chemical manufacturer or …

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Question: How does Hazcom apply to pharmaceutical drugs?
Answer: Hazcom only applies to pharmaceuticals that the drug manufacturer has determined to be hazardous and that are known to be present in the workplace such that employees are exposed under normal conditions of use or in …

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