Hazard Communication and Right to Know Program
Farmingdale State College is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for all of its employees. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 CFR 1910.1200, and the New York State “Right to Know” laws and regulations, 12 NYCRR Part 820 and Article 28 of the NYS Labor Law, are based on a simple concept - that employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they may potentially be exposed to while at work.
As such, Farmingdale State College has developed a written Hazard Communication Program (the “Plan”) designed to ensure that the hazards of chemicals present in the workplace are evaluated and that the College’s employees receive relevant safety information and training about those hazards. Specifically, this Plan strives to:
- Safeguard the health and safety of all members of the Farmingdale State College community.
- Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal standards.
- Create guidelines for implementation and maintenance of this Plan.
The key elements of Farmingdale State College's written Hazard Communication Program are:
- Hazard Determination
- Chemical Inventory
- Container Labeling
- Safety Data Sheets
- Employee Training
Additionally, as part of this Plan, the College has included information on workplace exposure to chemicals and exposure reporting requirements.