Employee Training

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Employees shall receive training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment and whenever a new physical or health hazard the employees have not been previously trained about is introduced into their work area. Such training
shall include the following:

  1. Operations and locations in the work area where hazardous chemicals are present
  2. The method the department will use to inform employees of potential hazards of tasks that are not routine for an employee because of infrequency, location or type
  3. Measures employees can take to protect themselves from chemical hazards
  4. Appropriate work practices
  5. Emergency procedures
  6. Personal protective equipment
  7. Reading, understanding, and knowing the location of MSDS’s and the departmental HAZCOM program
    All employees receiving chemical safety training shall sign a Chemical Safety Training form (see Page 7) and said form shall be kept in their personnel file.

If department employees are required to do hazardous non-routine tasks, the employer must address how the employees doing the work will be informed about specific hazards to which the employee will be exposed, what personal protective equipment will be provided and who will be responsible to oversee the operation. If the department does not have any hazardous non-routine tasks, the statement “NO HAZARDOUS NON-ROUTINE TASKS” must be written in this section.

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