Key Elements of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard

The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard is composed of five key elements. These five key elements are:
1.  Materials Inventory - A list of the hazardous materials present in your work area.
2.  Material Safety Data Sheets - A detailed description of each hazardous material listed in the Materials Inventory.
3.  Labeling - Containers of hazardous materials must have labels which identify the material and warn of its potential hazard to employees.
4.  Training - All employees must be trained to identify and work safely with hazardous materials.
5.  Written Program - A written program must be developed which ties all of the above together.