The Safety Program Director shall be responsible for the overall administration of the program, ensure all aspects of the program are utilized properly to comply with the Hazard Communication Standard, and provide assistance to all departments with regard to the Hazard Communication Standard.
Supervisory / Management
Department managers and supervisors are responsible for the day to day compliance with the Hazard Communication Standard, maintaining an SDS binder(s), maintaining the Chemical Inventory List, and conducting compliance inspections at intervals determined by the Safety Program Director. Department managers and supervisors shall ensure that hazardous materials are not used by employees until employees have successfully completed Hazard Communication training, SDSs are on file, and personal protective equipment (PPE) is available and used when needed. A copy of all SDSs received by the Production shall be forwarded immediately to the Production Safety Consultant. The department manager or supervisor shall be informed when a hazardous material is received without an SDS. All departments shall request an SDS as a condition of sale for all hazardous materials obtained. The department manager or supervisor shall be responsible for coordinating Hazard Communication training prior to employee use of or work around hazardous materials.
Employees who use hazardous materials shall not use the materials until they have successfully completed Hazard Communication training, understand the basic concepts of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals, checked the container label, checked the SDS, and are using the PPE specified on the label. Employees shall use chemicals as directed and will not mix chemicals without supervisory permission. Employees should be trained and should understand the basic concepts of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Employees should report personal exposure with hazardous materials to the department manager.