Hazard Communication Programs
Hazard communication programs affect all aspects of a company’s business operation by providing critical information about chemicals and products in the workplace. A well designed hazard communication plan protects workers, consumers, transport personnel, emergency responders, and the environment. C&IH creates effective hazard communication programs that help employers realize a reduction in workplace injuries and illnesses, thereby reducing workman’s compensation costs and reducing lost work time.
C&IH has the experience necessary to develop industry-specific hazard communication plans to effectively protect workers and help ensure regulatory compliance. Our team of industrial hygienists and scientists perform comprehensive audits of hazard communication programs, incorporating on-site exposure assessments when necessary, to ensure that all workplace hazards are identified and their associated risks understood and properly communicated to employees. C&IH also offers on-site hazard communication training to establish and maintain program implementation, because a thoroughly designed hazard communication program is only as effective as its implementation.
C&IH Hazard Communication Capabilities
- Laboratory chemical hygiene programs: Development, implementation, and training to protect workers from occupational exposures to hazardous chemicals used and stored in laboratories
- Hazard Communication Programs: Targeted (site or process-specific) or corporate-wide program development, implementation, maintenance, and verification audits based on client-specified requirements, manufacturing processes, and materials
- Employee Training: Material and workplace-specific hazard communication safety training including, but not limited to, identification of associated hazards for chemicals on-site, appropriate work practices, SDS content, procedural requirements, warning labels, and product shipping requirements
- Toxicological assessments and literature reviews: Technical management of toxicological testing and literature reviews for materials and products in support of hazard characterization or SDS development to identify chemical, physical, and biological hazards and associated risks
- Hazard characterization and exposure assessments: Identification and classification of workplace hazards and potential exposures associated with workplace agents and processes
- Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) assistance: Reporting and compliance assistance for European Union directives on RoHS (2002/95/EC) and WEEE (2002/96/EC), to address electrical equipment manufacturing and disposal waste stream requirements
- Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA): Compliance assistance for EPA mandated regulations governing the production, import, use, and disposal of specific chemical substances