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Hazardous Communication Basics

Do you understand your company’s hazardous communication policy?

In your workplace, you probably use many different chemicals in the form of solvents, paints, varnishes, and lubricants. The workplace itself contains additional chemicals, including those used by other trades and those used in production processes. To help you protect yourself from chemical hazards, OSHA created the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) in 1989. It has three main missions:

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