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Commonly cited hazard communication violations

October 1, 2009

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Hazard communication addresses chemical hazards, both chemicals produced in the workplace and imported into the workplace. The most cited sections of OSHA’s hazard communication standard (1910.1200) include:

  • 1910.1200(e)(1) – Failure to develop and maintain a written program
  • 1910.1200(h)(1) – Failure to maintain training
  • 1910.1200(f)(5) – Failure to ensure that each container of hazardous chemicals in the workplace is labeled, tagged or marked properly
  • 1910.1200(g)(1) – Failure to have a Material Safety Data Sheet for each hazardous chemical
  • 1910.1200(g)(8) – Failure to maintain in the workplace copies of the required Material Safety Data Sheets

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