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The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

(Subpart Z, Toxic and Hazardous Substances, 29 CFR 1910.1200)

1910.1200 Sections
Summary of Section
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  1. Purpose
  2. Scope and Application
  3. Definitions
  4. Hazard classification
  5. Written Hazard Communication Program Classification
  6. Labels And Other Forms of Warning
  7. Safety Data Sheets
  8. Employee Information and Training
  9. Trade Secrets
  10. Effective Dates

Note: This version became effective May 25, 2012 and replaces the previous version of the Hazard Communication Standard.

(a) "Purpose."

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For further information see:
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)

(b) "Scope and application."

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For further information see:
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012).

(c) "Definitions."

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For further information see:
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)

(d) "Hazard classification."
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For further information see:
Appendices to this document, 29 CFR 1910.1200
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)

(e) "Written hazard communication program."

For further information see:
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)

(f) "Labels and other forms of warning."

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Appendices to this document, 29 CFR 1910.1200.
For further information see:
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012).

(g) "Safety data sheets."

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For further information see:
Appendices to this document, 29 CFR 1910.1200
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)

(h) "Employee information and training."

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For further information see:
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)

(i) "Trade secrets."

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For further information see:
Appendices to this document, 29 CFR 1910.1200
  • Appendix E - Definition of "Trade Secret" (Mandatory)
CPL 02-02-079, Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012)

(j) "Effective dates."
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