Communication Program Requirements
The program must include the following:
-A list of the hazardous chemicals that are used or stored in the workplace. It must include any chemicals listed in the following:
a. The Hazardous Substances List. 339
b. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR, Part 1910, Subpart Z).
c. Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances in the Work Environment (ACGIH) latest edition.
d. Chemicals identified and regulated under Title 8, Article 107, Dusts, Fumes, Mists, Vapors and Gases, and Article 109, Hazardous Substances and Processes. 5194(d)(3)
e. T22 CCR 12000 (Proposition 65).
-Labels and other forms of warning on containers of hazardous chemicals
-Readily accessible Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)
-Procedures for safe handling, use, storage, disposal, and clean-up to protect employees
Note: all hazardous liquids capable of physical injury on skin contact must be covered, insulated or otherwise guarded against inadvertent contact. When the nature of the work makes covering or guarding impracticable, employer must provide personal protective equipment. 3302
-Training on the hazardous chemicals that employees are or could be exposed to in the workplace
-The methods the employer will use to inform employees of the hazards of non-routine tasks and the hazards associated with chemicals contained in unlabeled pipes in their work areas. 5194(e)(1)(B)
-Clear and reasonable warnings for exposures to hazardous chemicals shall be displayed in the workplace using warning signs and labels or provided through information and training. 5194. Appendix G #12601(c)
-For each chemical included in the HAZCOM program, the information provided on the warning signs and labels must include all of the required texts as per the T8 CCR requirements for that specific chemical
-A plan for managing multi-employer work-site issues including the methods used to inform other work related employers
-A plan for periodically (e.g. annually) evaluating the effectiveness of the program and for updating the program