The use and storage of chemicals and other products may present a variety of hazards to University of Maryland employees. To protect University of Maryland faculty, staff, and employees from the dangers associated with chemical substances used during the course of their work, the University has developed a comprehensive Hazard Communication Standard.
It is essential that established procedures exist to ensure that employees are free from any hazardous exposures and to promote safe, efficient, and productive performance. The Hazard Communication Standard is designed to reduce the potential for occurrences of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries by:
This standard is also intended to fulfill the compliance requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), General Industry Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200), and the Construction Industry Standard (29 CFR 1926.59).