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Name: Hazard Communication Rule (29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, 1926 and 1928)
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Protection against particular hazards; Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Tripartite consultations; Occupational safety and health; Dock workers
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1987-08-19
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 1987-08-24, Vol. 52, No. 163, pp. 31852-31886
ISN: USA-1987-R-4097
Bibliography: Federal Register, 1987-08-24, Vol. 52, No. 163, pp. 31852-31886
Abstract/Citation: Extends the scope of application of the Hazard Communication Standard (20 CFR Part 1910.1200, published in the Federal Register of 25 Nov. 1983, p. 53280 et seq.), issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, to non-manufacturing employers (e.g. in shipyard employment, longshoring, construction, agriculture). Henceforth both manufacturing and non-manufacturing employers are required to establish hazard communication programmes to transmit information on the hazards of chemicals to their employees by means of labels on containers, safety data sheets showing the composition of materials and training programmes.
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