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|Title: 08/11/1986 - Applicability of HCS standard to shipment of truck parts.|
|Record Type: Interpretation||Standard Number: 1910.1200|
August 11, 1986|
Mr. Davis Thekkanath Sr.
Dear Mr. Thekkanath:
This is in response to your letter of June 25 regarding the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
The HCS requires chemical manufacturers, importers, or distributors to ensure that each container of hazardous chemicals leaving the workplace is labeled, tagged or marked. It is our interpretation that items such as a truck radiator, an engine, or a battery are not containers and therefore would not be required to be labeled. However, the containers that held such chemicals as ethylene glycol and battery acids would need to be labeled since they meet the definition of a "hazardous chemical" under the standard.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again.
John B. Miles, Jr., Director
Ensure OSHA compliance with training materials and supplies from Safety Emporium.
June 25, 1986
John B. Miles Jr., Director
Directorate, Field Operations
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20210
Subject: 29 CFR Part 1910.1200 Hazard Communication
Oshkosh Truck Corporation is a manufacturer of heavy duty trucks. The trucks as shipped to our customers, have ethylene glycol solution in the radiator, lubricating oil in the engine transmission and axles, battery fluids in the battery, to name a few. Our question concerns the applicability of the subject requirements for the vehicle operation.
Mr. Steve Simon, of your office, in a recent telephone conversation with the writer advised that the subject regulation is not applicable to items on the vehicle that are functional requirements for vehicle operation.
We would therefore appreciate your confirming this in writing at you earliest.
OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION
Davis Thekkanath Sr.
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