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|Title: 02/17/1989 - Listing of decomposition products on MSDSs where they are present during normal use or only in the event of a fire.|
|Record Type: Interpretation||Standard Number: 1910.1200(g)|
February 17, 1989
MEMORANDUM FOR: LINDA R. ANKU , REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR
ATTENTION: JIM JOHNSTON, INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST
THROUGH: LEO CAREY, DIRECTOR OFFICE OF FIELD PROGRAMS
FROM: THOMAS J. SHEPICH, DIRECTOR, DIRECTORATE OF COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS
SUBJECT: Hazard Communication Interpretation
This is in response to your request for guidance regarding the need to list decomposition products on the material safety data sheet where the decomposition products are present during normal use or only in the event of a fire.
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) applies to any chemical which is known to be present in the workplace in such a manner that employees may be exposed under normal conditions of use or in a foreseeable emergency.
Specifically, decomposition products released during normal operations, such as hot wire cutting of plastic, must be reported on the material safety data sheet if they pose a health hazards and: |
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