Bilingual Right To Know Center in
This tough acrylic RTK board is a versatile and attractive unit that can hold up to 100 training booklets and up to a 3" MSDS binder. Bilingual center (2002) comes with 5 English booklets, 5 Spanish booklets and a bilingual binder. Station boards can also be ordered separately using part # 2013 for Spanish version. Center size is 30"H x 24"W x 4 1/2"D.
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200, paragraph(g)(8) says:
The employer shall maintain in the workplace copies of the required material safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical, and shall ensure that they are readily accessible during each work shift to employees when they are in their work area(s). (Electronic access, microfiche, and other alternatives to maintaining paper copies of the material safety data sheets are permitted as long as no barriers to immediate employee access in each workplace are created by such options.)
What constitutes “barriers”? For example, if your corporation owns an MSDS CD-ROM but it is kept in a locked filing cabinet in the branch office in darkest Peru, OSHA will not consider you to be in compliance. Quoting OSHA again:
Employees should not have to ask for an MSDS, as this could be perceived by employees as a barrier to access. For instance, if an employee must go through a supervisor to receive an MSDS, the employee may feel that this singles him or her out. This could very well dampen the employee’s resolve to seek out necessary hazard information."
There is no specific time limit used to determine whether an access barrier exists. For a more detailed discussion, consult Appendix A of OSHA Compliance Directive CPL 2-2.38D, section (g)(8). The OSHA inspector will interview your employees to ensure that they have “ready access” to the MSDS’s and have been trained on the chemical hazards in their workplace.
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