Commonly cited hazard communication violations

October 1, 2009

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