Q&A: Is a hazardous substance list necessary?

OSHA Healthcare Connection, July 6, 2010

Q: Must a medical practice create a list of all hazardous substances used in the workplace? It seems as if the MSDS file already covers that information.

A: Yes, the Hazard Communication standard does require the employer to compile a list of hazardous substances in the workplace as part of the written plan.

Click here for an explanation of the section of the standard concerning this matter along with a Hazardous Substances List from to download.

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