HazCom: Why It Matters
OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard is an important regulation for any industry where employees work with or around chemicals, which makes it applicable to just about every business.
According to OSHA:
“[The] Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is based on a simple concept -- that employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to when working. They also need to know what protective measures are available to prevent adverse effects from occurring. OSHA designed the HCS to provide employees with the information they need to know.
Knowledge acquired under the HCS will help employers provide safer workplaces for their employees. When employees have information about the chemicals being used, they can take steps to reduce exposures, substitute less hazardous materials, and establish proper work practices. These efforts will help prevent the occurrence of work-related illnesses and injuries caused by chemicals.”
At HSI, we’re here to help you t.a.l.k. HAZCOM with your workers and avoid those costly fines and incidents:
If you need help meeting your HAZCOM requirements, call us today at 800-447-3177 to learn how SafeTec and our other family of companies offers the products and services you need to make your workplace and communities safer.