Hazard Communication

Program Overview

OSHA has estimated that more than 32 million workers are exposed to 650,000 hazardous chemical products in more than 3 million American workplaces each year. Emory's Hazard Communication (HazCom) Program was developed to comply with regulatory standards in order to ensure chemical safety for Emory University employees, students, and visitors. This program makes sure that information about health and physical hazards associated with chemical use and associated protective measures are disseminated to Emory University employees, students, and visitors. As part of the program, EHSO retains an online database of material safety data sheets (MSDS), developed a written HazCom program, provides training and labeling information for potentially exposed employees.