Other Reed College publications
Reed College has produced another publication, the Hazard Communication Program. This written program complies with the Oregon Occupational Health and Safety Code, OAR Chapter 437, Division 2 Subdivision Z, Hazard Communication. As an employee, you have a right to review this program. If a copy is not posted in your work area, ask your supervisor to see one or call the environmental health and safety office at extension 7788.
Briefly, the hazard communication program covers the following areas:
Container labeling—what labels and warnings are required on primary and secondary containers that hold hazardous materials.
Material safety data sheets—Reed’s policy on the availability of MSDS in the workplace.
Employee information and training—the steps to be taken in training new employees and updating the training for other employees.
Lists of hazardous chemicals—each work area will make available to its employees a list of the hazardous materials present in the area.
Hazardous non-routine tasks—the training required before an employee does a hazardous task that is beyond her or his routine duties.
Chemicals in unlabeled pipes—procedures taken if an employee works in an area in which hazardous chemicals are transferred through unlabeled pipe systems.
Reed College contractors—the information exchange that must occur between Reed College and any contractors working on campus when hazardous materials are involved.
Responsibilities of supervisors, employees, and safety officer—responsibilities as they pertain to hazardous materials training and communication.
Chemical hazard determination—when a chemical prepared on campus must be evaluated for hazard determination.
Questions regarding program—Direct any questions about the hazard communication program to the environmental health and safety office at extension 7788.