The HCS also aids employers and employees in what protective measures and

The hcs also aids employers and employees in what

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exposed to in the workplace and how to identify those chemicals. The HCS also aids employers and employees in what protective measures and training are required to prevent exposure and the adverse effects from the chemicals that are on-site at the company. By establishing a written Hazard Communication plan, the employees will have available the much-needed information about the chemicals that are used in the company. The plan also establishes training on obtaining and reading safety data sheets (SDS’s) and define the procedures of secondary labeling for a chemical. The HCS also addresses the steps to reduce exposure and establish proper safe practices to prevent exposures, illnesses, and injuries when working with chemicals in the workplace (OSHA, n.d.). Hazard communication is a continuing program at any company. You may be led to think that it is a one-shot deal when it comes to compliancy but that isn’t the case. Workplace
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chemicals can take a variety of physical forms including solids, liquids, gases, vapors, fumes, and mist. The success of any hazardous communicate program depends on the commitment and participation of everyone at the company. We can have all the elements of an HCS such as a written program, safety data sheets provided online or in a centralized area, critique training on labeling of hazardous substances, and annual training on HAZCOM, but the program depends on participation and a commitment to safe work practices of everyone at the company. Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA]. (n.d.). Hazard Communication. Retrieved from /1910/1910.1200 Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA]. (March 2019). Hazard Communication. Retrieved from communication.pdf
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