Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication includes the following elements.

Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures.

Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.

Safety Data Sheets: Provides specific chemical safety information in a standardized 16-section format.  Access to Safety Data Sheets is available through RSS SDS

Information and training: Employers are required to train workers on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding.

For more information, please refer to the University’s written Hazard Communication Plan [pdf].