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									 SAMPLE PROGRAM FOR CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS/SHIPPERS/IMPORTERS
                     AS PER 29CFR1910.1200


               WRITTEN HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM


                        TABLE OF CONTENTS


          1)    INTRODUCTION

          2)    HAZARD DETERMINATION PROCEDURE

          3)    HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL LIST

          4)    LABELING OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

          5)    EMPLOYEE INFORMATION & TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

          6)    MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS

          7)    HAZARDS OF NON-ROUTINE TASKS

          8)    INFORMATION TO CONTRACTORS




THE EMPLOYER IS NOT LIMITED TO COMPLIANCE METHODS SUGGESTED BY
OSHA: i.e., METHODS EXPLAINED ARE GENERAL AND MAY NOT BE EFFECTIVE
IN ALL CASES. OTHER METHODS OF COMPLIANCE MAY BE EQUALLY OR MORE
APPROPRIATE. ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR DETERMINING THE MOST
APPROPRIATE COMPLIANCE METHOD RESTS WITH THE EMPLOYER, GIVEN THE
EMPLOYER'S SUPERIOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE SPECIFIC CONDITIONS AT ITS
WORKSITE.
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1)   INTRODUCTION:


     This document describes the Hazard Communication Program for _________
     (Company Name) facility of _________________________ (Address of Company)
     as required by OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, 29CFR1910.1200.

     In order to comply with the Standard,                   (Company Name) has
     established this program to ensure employees are informed of all hazards of all
     chemicals in their work area and the measures employees can take to protect
     themselves from potential hazards. Questions regarding this program should be
     directed to                     (Safety Director/Supervisor).




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2)   HAZARD DETERMINATION PROCEDURE:

     The below sections describe the procedures used by                   (Company
     Name) to evaluate chemicals produced or imported by
     (Company Name) to determine if they are hazardous in accordance with OSHA's
     Hazard Communication Standard 29CFR1910.1200.

     For each chemical product produced or imported by             (Company
     Name) a determination is made by _______________(Person/Department) as to
     whether the material is hazardous as defined by the Standard.

     For vendor products, the chemical or material is reviewed by ______________
     (Person/Department) before use. Vendor MSDS's are used by the plant along with
     any additional information or requirements deemed necessary
     by                                      (Company Name)

           NOTE:     THE SECTIONS BELOW ARE REQUIRED ONLY FOR
                       COMPANIES THAT ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF
                       MANUFACTURING, BLENDING, OR COMBINING
                       PROCESSES OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL(S) FOR SALE.

     Following this hazard determination,                  (Company Name) prepares
     Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) which are distributed to affected customers
     and users.

                     SECTION I - HAZARD DETERMINATION


     A)    A material is considered hazardous by                      (Company Name) if
           it represents a Physical or Health Hazard.

           Physical Hazard means a chemical for which there is scientifically valid
           evidence that it is, 1) a combustible, 2) a compressed gas, 3) an explosive, 4)
           flammable, 5) an organic peroxide, 6) an oxidizer, 7) pyrophoric, 8) unstable
           or water reactive. The procedure for determination of physical hazards is set
           forth in Section III of this document.

           Health hazard means a chemical for which there is statistically significant
           evidence based on at least one study conducted in accordance with
           established scientific principles that acute or chronic health effects may
           occur in exposed employees.

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           SECTION I - HAZARD DETERMINATION (CONTINUED)


          The term "Health Hazard" includes chemicals which are carcinogens, toxic or
          highly toxic agents, reproductive toxins, irritants, corrosives, sensitizers,
          hepatotoxins, nephrotoxins, neurotoxins, agents which act on the
          hematopoietic system and agents which damage lungs, skin, eyes or mucous
          membranes.

     B)   A chemical is automatically considered hazardous if it appears in any of the
          following sources:

          1)     29CFR1910 Subpart "Z", Toxic & Hazardous Substances, OSHA; or

          2)     Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances & Physical Agents
                 in the Work Environment, (American Conference of Governmental
                 Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), latest edition.

          3)     A Chemical is automatically considered a carcinogen or potential
                 carcinogen if it appears on any of the following lists;

                 a)     National Toxicology Program ("NTP") Annual Report on
                        Carcinogens, latest edition; or

                 b)     International Agency for Research on Cancer ("IARC")
                        Monograms, latest editions; or

                 c)     29CFR1910 Subpart "Z" - Toxic & Hazardous Substances,
                        OSHA.

     C)   A mixture is defined under the Standard as any combination of two (2) or
          more chemicals if the combination is not, in whole or in part, the result of a
          chemical reaction. The potential hazards of a mixture are determined as
          follows:

          1)     If a mixture has been tested as whole to determine its hazards, the
                 results of such testing shall be used to determine whether the mixture
                 is hazardous.

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             SECTION I - HAZARD DETERMINATION (CONTINUED)


           2)     If a mixture has not been tested as a whole to determine whether the
                  mixture is a health hazard, the mixture shall be assumed to present
                  the same health hazards as do the components which comprise one
                  percent (by weight or volume) or greater of the mixture, except the
                  mixture shall be assumed to present a carcinogenic hazard if it
                  contains a component in concentrations of 0.1% or greater which is
                  considered to be a carcinogen under the Standard.

           3)     If a mixture has not been tested as a whole to determine whether the
                  mixture is a physical hazard,                    (Company Name) may
                  use whatever scientifically valid data is available to evaluate the
                  physical hazard potential of the mixture; and

           4)     If                   (Company Name) has evidence to indicate a
                  component present in the mixture in concentrations of less than 1%
                  (or in case of carcinogens, less than 0.1%) could be released in
                  concentrations which would exceed an established OSHA Permissible
                  Exposure Limit (PEL) or ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV), or could
                  present a health hazard to employees in those concentrations, the
                  mixture shall be assumed to present the same hazard.

     SECTION II - PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINATION OF HEALTH HAZARDS

      A)   The hazard determination by                       (Company Name) is based
           on review of published health effects information in credible scientific journals
           and texts. Computerized data bases such as Hazardline & Medline are the
           primary reference sources used in this review. For chemicals not maintained
           in either primary reference,                   (Company Name) may use a
           variety of national health information data bases including Chemical
           Abstracts, Toxline, NTIS, Biological Abstracts, and others. Immediate
           access to these data bases is maintained through computer facilities within



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     SECTION II - PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINATION OF HEALTH HAZARDS
                              (CONTINUED)



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     In addition to the literature search, any information known to__________
     (Company Name) as potential health effects of ________ (Type/Group)
     chemicals is evaluated. In the absence of data on potential health effects
     information of ________________ (Type) products, the Material Safety Data
     Sheet (MSDS) is marked accordingly.

B)   As defined in the Standard, the following criteria are used by _________
     (Company Name/Department) in making health hazard determinations.

     1)     Carcinogenicity: A determination by NTP, IARC, or OSHA a chemical
            is a carcinogen or potential carcinogen will be considered conclusive
            evidence for purposes of the hazard determination.

     2)     Human Data: Where available, epidemiological studies and case
            reports of adverse health effects shall be considered in the evaluation.

     3)     Animal Data: Human evidence of health effects in exposed
            populations is generally not available for the majority of chemicals
            produced or used in the workplace. Therefore, the available results of
            toxicological testing in animal populations shall be used to predict the
            health effects that may be experienced by exposed workers. In
            particular, the definitions of certain acute hazards refer to specific
            animal testing results. (See Definition in Section IV)

     4)     Adequacy and Reporting Data: The results of any studies which are
            designed and conducted according to established scientific principles,
            and which report statistically significant conclusions regrading the
            health effects of a chemical, shall be a sufficient basis for a hazard
            determination and reported on any Material Safety Data Sheet.
            (Company Name) may also report the results of other scientifically
            valid studies which tend to refute the findings of hazard. In addition,
            (Company Name) may comment on the validity of studies which are
            statistically significant but which use unnatural or artificial means of
            exposure such as implants or intraperitoneal injections.




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2)     HAZARD DETERMINATION PROCEDURE: (CONTINUED)


      SECTION II - PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINATION OF HEALTH HAZARDS
                               (CONTINUED)


       C)   In the evaluation of reports on the hazards of particular chemicals, major
            emphasis and credibility is placed on sound epidemiological studies of
            exposed workers. In the absence of such studies, results of experiments
            using intact animals are the primary basis for hazard evaluation. Mammalian
            cell system studies and microbial assays are considered for their applicability
            to the human exposure potential.

       D)   Based upon the results of the literature review, the potential health hazard(s)
            of the chemical substance are identified in accordance with the definitions set
            forth in Section IV of this document. In addition, other potential health effects
            are noted.


     SECTION III - PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINATION OF PHYSICAL HAZARDS
                               (CONTINUED)


       A)                          (Company Name/Department) will determine the
            physical      hazards    of  chemicals produced      or   imported     by
            (Company Name) by comparing physical properties of the chemicals with the
            criteria listed below.

            1)    "Combustible Liquid" means: Any liquid having a flashpoint at or above
                   100 degrees "F", but below 200 degrees "F" except any mixture
                   having components with flashpoints of 200 degrees "F", or higher, the
                   total volume of which makes up 99% or more of the total volume of the
                   mixture.

            2)     "Compressed Gas" means:

                   a)     A gas or mixture of gases having, in a container, an absolute
                          pressure exceeding 40psi at 70 degrees "F" or;




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2)     HAZARD DETERMINATION PROCEDURE: (CONTINUED)


     SECTION III - PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINATION OF PHYSICAL HAZARDS
                           (CONTINUED)


                  b)    A gas or mixture of gases having, in a container, an absolute
                        pressure exceeding 104psi at 130 degrees "F" regardless of
                        the pressure at 70 degrees "F".

                  c)    A liquid having a vapor pressure exceeding 40psi at 100
                        degrees "F" as determined by ASTM "D" 323-72.


            3)    "Explosive" means: A chemical that causes a sudden, almost
                  instantaneous release of pressure, gas, and heat when subjected to
                  sudden shock, pressure, or high temperature.

            4)    "Flammable" means: A chemical that falls into one of the following
                  categories:

                  a)     "Aerosol, Flammable" means an aerosol, when tested by the
                        method described in 16CFR1500.45, yields a flame projection
                        exceeding 18" at full valve opening, or a flashback at any
                        degree of valve opening.

                  b)    "Gas, Flammable" means:

                        1)     A gas, at ambient temperature and pressure, forms a
                               flammable mixture with air at a concentration of 13% by
                               volume or less, or;

                        2)     A gas, at ambient temperature and pressure, forms a
                               range of flammable mixture with air wider than 12% by
                               volume, regardless of the lower limit.

                  c)       "Liquid, Flammable" means: Any liquid having a flashpoint
                        below 100 degrees "F", except any mixture having components
                        with flashpoints of 100 degrees "F" or higher, the total of which
                        make up 99% or more of the total volume of the mixture.

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     SECTION III - PROCEDURE FOR DETERMINATION OF PHYSICAL HAZARDS
                        (CONTINUED)

                   d)       "Solid, Flammable" means: A solid, or other than a blasting
                          agent or explosive as defined in Paragraph 29CFR1910.109(a),
                          that is liable to cause fire through friction, absorption of
                          moisture, spontaneous chemical change, or retained heat from
                          manufacturing or processing, or which can be ignited readily
                          and when ignited burns so vigorously and persistently as to
                          create a serious hazard. A chemical shall be considered to be
                          a flammable solid, if, when tested by the method described in
                          16CFR1500.44, it ignites and burns with a self-sustained flame
                          at a rate greater than one-tenth of an inch per second along its
                          major axis.

            5)      "Organic Peroxide" means: An organic compound that contains the
                   bivalent -O-O-structure and which may be considered to be a
                   structural derivative of hydrogen peroxide where one or both of the
                   hydrogen atoms has been replaced by an organic radical.

            6)     "Pyrophoric" means: A chemical that will ignite spontaneously in air at
                   a temperature of 130 degrees "F".

            7)    "Unstable" means: A chemical which in the pure state, or as produced
                   or transported, will vigorously polymerize, decompose, condense, or
                   will become self-reactive under conditions of shock, pressure, or
                   temperature.

                 SECTION IV - HEALTH HAZARDS-DEFINITIONS

       A)   In conducting its hazard determinations,                        (Company Name)
            considers any chemicals which meet any of the following definitions, as
            determined by the criteria set forth in Section II, as health hazards.

            1)     Carcinogen: A chemical is considered to be a carcinogen if:

                   a)     It has been evaluated by IARC and found to be a carcinogen or
                          potential carcinogen, or

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              SECTION IV - HEALTH HAZARDS-DEFINITIONS

               b)     It is listed as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen in the Annual
                      Report on Carcinogens published by the NTP latest edition, or;

               c)     It is regulated by the Occupational Safety & Health
                      Administration.

         2)    Corrosive:      A chemical that causes visible destruction of, or
               irreversible alterations in, living tissue by chemical action at the site of
               contact.

         3)    Highly Toxic: A chemical falling within any of the following categories:

               a)     A chemical that has a median lethal dose (LD50) of 50
                      milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight when
                      administered orally to albino rats weighing between 200 & 300
                      grams each.

               b)     A chemical that has a median lethal dose (LD50) of 200
                      milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight when
                      administered by continuous contact for 24 hours (or less if
                      death occurs within 24 hours) with the bare skin of albino
                      rabbits weighing between two & three kilograms each.

         4)    Irritant: A chemical, which is not corrosive, but which causes a
               reversible inflammatory effect on living tissue by a chemical action at
               the site of contact.

         5)    Sensitizer: A chemical that causes a substantial proportion of
               exposed people or animals to develop an allergic reaction in normal
               tissue after repeated exposure to the chemical.

         6)    Toxic: A chemical falling within any of the following categories:

               a)     A chemical that has a median lethal dose (LD50) of more than
                      50 milligrams per kilogram but not more than 500 milligrams
                      per kilogram of body weight when administered orally to albino
                      rats weighing between 200 and 300 grams.


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                   SECTION IV - HEALTH HAZARDS-DEFINITIONS


                    b)     A chemical that has a median lethal dose (LD50) of more than
                           200 milligrams per kilogram but not more than 1,000 milligrams
                           per kilogram of body weight when administered by continuous
                           contact for 24 hours (or less if death occurs within 24 hours)
                           with the bare skin of albino rabbits weighing between two and
                           three kilograms each.

                    c)     A chemical that has a median Lethal concentration (LD50) in
                           air of more than 200 parts per million but not more than 2000
                           parts per million by volume of gas or vapor, or more than 20
                           milligrams per liter but not more than 20 milligrams per liter of
                           mist, fume, or dust, when administered by continuous
                           inhalation for one hour (or less if death occurs within one hour)
                           to albino rats weighing between 200 and 300 grams each.

             7)     Target Organ Effects:          A chemical, for which health effects
                    information suggests specific target organ effects, i.e. pulmonary,
                    hematopoietic, renal, etc. will also be considered hazardous if the
                    route of exposure of the chemical which produces the effect is
                    representative of likely human exposure. Specific target organ effects
                    will be noted & identified on the MSDS for the chemical.

          SECTION V - REVISIONS OF MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS

If                     (Company Name) becomes newly aware of any significant information
regarding the hazards of a product or ways to protect against the hazards, this new
information will be added to the MSDS within three months and the revised MSDS will be
distributed to affected customers and manufacturing facilities.




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3)   HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL LIST:


     The following is a list of the Hazardous Chemicals present at this facility:




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4)   LABELING OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS:


     A)   Every container of hazardous chemicals at                           (Company
          Name/Location) is labeled, tagged, or marked with the following information:

          1)     The identity of the hazardous chemicals(s) contained therein; and,

          2)     The appropriate hazard warning.

     B)   All labels or forms of warning are legible, in ENGLISH, and prominently
          displayed on the container, or readily available in the work area throughout
          each work shift. Furthermore, each container of hazardous chemicals leaving
          (Company Name/Location) is labeled, tagged, or marked with the following
          information:

          1)     The identity of the hazardous chemicals(s);

          2)     The appropriate hazard warning; and,

          3)     The name and address of the                              (Company Name)
                 responsible for the containers shipment.

     C)   The Standard also allows for the use of written, printed or graphic forms of
          displaying hazard warnings on labels. The hazard warning system varies by
          facility and uses the NFPA (704) diamond or the HMIS poster as the method
          of identifying the hazards.

     D)   Each storage container, stationary process container and pipe containing
          hazardous chemicals has the name of the hazardous contents identified. In
          some facilities this information is affixed directly to the container; in others, it
          is displayed on a sign or poster posted in the employee work area, and in still
          others, the information is affixed to a process sheet or batch ticket which is
          kept in the mix control area or floor where that process is taking place.

     E)   Suggestions for personal protective equipment are either affixed to the
          container, displayed on a sign posted in the area, or documented on the
          process sheet or batch ticket. The information will be given in the form of a
          symbol or by naming the specific equipment to be used.


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     F)   Employees are trained on the pipe & tank labeling system used in their
          facility. Each employee has attended a training session on the specific
          labeling system used in his/her plant. The session is conducted by
          (Safety Director/Supervisor) and includes information on how to interpret
          labels, hazard codes, symbols for personal protection equipment, and where
          to obtain further information if desired.

     G)   The labeling system used at                  (Company Name/Describe
          System). The individual responsible for labeling hazardous chemicals
          containers is:



          NAME:           POSITION:
          LOCATION:
          PHONE NUMBER WORK HOURS:
          PHONE NUMBER AFTER WORK HOURS:




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5)   EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:


     A)                      (Company Name) provides employees with information
          and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of initial
          assignment, and whenever a new hazard is introduced to an employee work
          area.

     B)   Initial   training    of      new     employee(s)       is     conducted by
          (Safety Director/Supervisor).      The Hazard Communication Program is
          explained in detail. Material discussed includes; but is not limited to,

          1)     The requirements      of    the   Hazard   Communication     Program
                 29CFR1910.1200;

          2)     Operations in the employee's specific work area where hazardous
                 chemicals are present;

          3)     The location and availability of this written program including the
                 required list of hazardous chemicals and MSDS's.

          4)     Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or
                 release of hazardous chemicals in the work area, i.e. monitoring
                 devices, visual observance and/or odor.

          5)     The potential physical and health hazards of the chemicals in the work
                 area which include whether the chemicals are combustible,
                 compressed gases, explosive, flammable, organic peroxides,
                 oxidizers, pyrophoric, unstable or water reactive, carcinogens, toxic,
                 reproductive toxins, irritants, corrosives, sensitizers, hepatotoxins
                 (liver), nephrotoxins (kidney), neurotoxins (nervous system), agents
                 which act on the hematopoietic system (blood cell development), and
                 agents which damage lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. Also
                 discussed are possible routes of entry for hazardous chemicals such
                 as inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, and eye contact;

          6)     The measures employees can take to protect themselves from these
                 hazards including specific procedures to protect employees from
                 exposure to hazardous chemicals, such as appropriate work practices,
                 emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment to be used;
                 and,

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5)   EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: (CONTINUED)


                agents which damage lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes. Also
                discussed are possible routes of entry for hazardous chemicals such
                as inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion and eye contact;

          7)    The details of this program developed by             (Company
                Name), including an explanation of the labeling system and the
                Material Safety Data Sheets, and how employees can obtain and use
                the appropriate hazard information>


                NOTE:        Video tapes, slides, pamphlets, and formal
                             presentations may be used in addition to specific
                             training as outlined in 4 through 7 of this program.
                             "GENERALIZED TRAINING IS NOT ACCEPTABLE"


     C)   As employees are exposed to new hazardous chemicals introduced into the
          workplace or new information is obtained on existing hazardous chemicals,
          employees shall be trained on the information and hazards presented by
          these changes. Training shall be conducted by                     (Safety
          Director/Supervisor) and at the time of the changes.


          NOTE:        The primary document for training of employees are the
                       MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS.




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6)   MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS:


     A)                     (Company Name) maintains Material Safety Data Sheets,
          (MSDS's) for each hazardous chemical at                     (Address of
          Office/Location). Each MSDS is in ENGLISH and contains at least the
          following information:

          1)    The identity used on the label and, subject to the Trade Secret
                provisions of the Standard, the chemical & common name(s) of the
                hazardous ingredient(s).

          2)    The physical and Chemical characteristics of the hazardous chemical.
                (Vapor pressure, flash point, etc.)

          3)    The Physical Hazards of the chemical, including potential for fire,
                explosion and reactivity.

          4)    The Health Hazards of the chemical, including signs and symptoms of
                exposure, and any medical conditions which are generally recognized
                as being aggravated by exposure to the chemical.

          5)    The Primary Route(s) of Entry.

          6)    The Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL) and the Threshold Limit
                Values (TLV).

          7)    Whether the chemical has been listed as a CARCINOGEN or found
                to be a potential CARCINOGEN in information sources prescribed by
                the Standard.

          8)    Any generally applicable precautions for safe handling and use,
                including appropriate hygienic practices, protective measures during
                repair and maintenance of contaminated equipment, and procedures
                for clean-up of spills and leaks.

          9)    Any generally applicable control measures, such as appropriate
                engineering controls, work practices or personal protective equipment.




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          10)    Emergency and First-Aid procedures.

          11)    The date of preparation of the MSDS and/or last revision.

          12)    The Name, Address & Telephone Number of the party responsible for
                 preparing or distributing the MSDS who can provide additional
                 information on the hazardous chemical and applicable emergency
                 procedures, if necessary.

     B)   MSDS's for all hazardous chemicals used by                 (Company
          Name) are obtained either from the distributor or directly from the
          manufacturer.

     C)                       (Safety Director/Supervisor) maintains copies of the
          MSDS's for each hazardous chemical in the workplace. Copies are readily
          accessible during each work shift to employees when they are in their work
          areas. An employee may review copies of the MSDS's by requesting them
          from the individual responsible for maintaining the MSDS file. The Master
          Set of MSDS's is located at                       (Location). In addition, the
          appropriate MSDS's are located in the following work areas:

                 LOCATION:             FILE KEEPER:
                 LOCATION:             FILE KEEPER:
                 LOCATION:             FILE KEEPER:

     D)   The individual responsible for maintaining the Master Set of MSDS's is:


                 NAME:          POSITION:
                 LOCATION:
                 PHONE NUMBER WORK HOURS:
                 PHONE NUMBER AFTER WORK HOURS:




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7)   HAZARDS OF NON-ROUTINE TASKS:


     A)   Non-Routine tasks are those which employees are assigned to per form
          periodically but not on a daily bases (i.e. paint booth cleaning, chemical tank
          cleaning/recharging, bag house cleaning etc.). If the task does not expose
          the employees to different hazards which they are routinely exposed to on a
          daily basis, additional training need not be conducted.

     B)   Employees involved in non-routine tasks are informed of all chemical
          exposures during the performance of the non-routine task. The information
          provided includes:

          1)     The common name and chemical name of each substance to which
                 the employee may be exposed during performance of the task.

          2)     The known Physical & Health Hazards, both acute & chronic, of the
                 chemicals.

          3)     The safety measures and personal protection to be taken by the
                 employee.

          4)     Methods of detection in case of exposure or leakage.

     C)   Before beginning a non-routine procedure/task, employees will attend a
          training session during which the above information will be explained by the
          (Safety Director/Supervisor).




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8)   INFORMATION TO CONTRACTORS:


     A)   All contractors bringing employees on site are responsible for training their
          employees in safe chemical handling.

     B)                             (Company Name) informs all contractors with
          employees working at                           (Address/Location) of the
          hazardous chemicals the contractor's employees may be exposed to while
          performing their work & provides suggestions for appropriate protection
          measures.

     C)                                (Company Name) provides or makes available
          all appropriate MSDS's to the contractor. This information is provided as part
          of the bid package, which is given to potential contractors when considering
          bids for a job.

     D)   In addition, contractors who perform routine work, or have open-ended
          contracts on plant sites, will be provided the same information. The method
          of providing this information will vary somewhat, however, the information will
          be provided either by means of a meeting held by plant personnel which the
          contractor will be required to attend, or the information will be mailed to the
          contractor's place of business.


          NOTE:         TRAINING  AND   INFORMATION     OF  CONTRACT
                        EMPLOYEES, ULTIMATELY, IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF
                        EACH CONTRACTOR.




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