DI(LEGAL) - EMPLOYEE WELFARE

Hazard Communication Act

Notice

Post and maintain adequate notice, at locations where notices are normally posted, informing employees of their rights under the Hazard Communication Act. Health and Safety Code 502.017(a)

Education and Training

Provide an education and training program for employees who use or handle hazardous chemicals. "Employee" means a person who may be or may have been exposed to hazardous chemicals in the person's workplace under normal operating conditions or foreseeable emergencies. Workers such as office workers or accountants who encounter hazardous chemicals only in nonroutine, isolated instances are not employees for purposes of these requirements. Health and Safety Code 502.003(10), .009

Keep the written hazard communication program and a record of each training session given to employees, including the date, a roster of the employees who attended, the subjects covered in the training session, and the names of the instructors. Records shall be maintained for at least five years. Health and Safety Code 502.009(g)

Workplace Chemical List

Compile and maintain a workplace chemical list that contains required information for each hazardous chemical normally present in the workplace or temporary workplace in excess of 55 gallons or 500 pounds, or as determined by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission for certain highly toxic or dangerous hazardous chemicals. The list must be readily available to employees and their representatives. All employees shall be made aware of the list before working with or in a work area containing hazardous chemicals. Health and Safety Code 502.005(a), (c)

Update the list as necessary, but at least by December 31 of each year, and maintain the list for at least 30 years. Each workplace chemical list shall be dated and signed by the person responsible for compiling the information. Health and Safety Code 502.005(b), (d)

Safety Data Sheets

Maintain a legible copy of the most current manufacturer's safety data sheets (SDS) for each hazardous chemical. If the district does not have a current SDS for a hazardous chemical when the chemical is received, the district shall request an SDS in writing from the manufacturer or distributor in a timely manner or otherwise obtain a current SDS. Safety data sheets shall be readily available, on request, for review by employees or designated representatives at each workplace. Health and Safety Code 502.006

Protective Equipment

Provide employees with appropriate personal protective equipment. Health and Safety Code 502.017(b)

Labeling

Pest Control Treatment Notice

Posting the sign made available by the certified applicator or technician in an area of common access that the persons are likely to check on a regular basis at least 48 hours before each planned treatment; and

Providing the pest control information sheet made available by the certified applicator or technician to a person working in the building on request.

Lone Oak ISD

DI(LEGAL)-P

UPDATE 105

DATE ISSUED: 7/4/2016