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Hazard Communication Checklist

Hazard Communication Checklist

  1. Have we prepared a list of all the hazardous chemicals in our workplace?
  2. Are we prepared to update our hazardous chemical list?
  3. Have we obtained or developed a material safety data sheet for each hazardous chemical we use?
  4. Have we developed a system to ensure that all incoming hazardous chemicals are checked for proper labels and data sheets?
  5. Do we have procedures to ensure proper labeling or warning signs for containers that hold hazardous chemicals?
  6. Are our employees aware of the specific information and training requirements of the Hazard Communication Standard?
  7. Are our employees familiar with the different types of chemicals and the hazards associated with them?
  8. Have our employees been informed of the hazards associate with performing non-routine tasks?
  9. Are employees trained about proper work practices and personal protective equipment in relation to the hazardous chemicals in their work area?
  10. Does our training program provide information on appropriate first aid, emergency procedures, and the likely symptoms of overexposure?
  11. Does our training program include an explanation of labels and warnings that are used in each work area?
  12. Does the training describe where to obtain data sheets and how employees may use them?
  13. Have we worked out a system to ensure that new employees are trained before beginning work?
  14. Have we developed a system to identify new hazardous chemicals before they are introduced into a work area?
  15. Do we have a system for informing employees when we learn of new hazards associated with a chemical?