Hazard Communication (Right to Know)

As an employee of the State of Georgia, you have the right to know about hazardous chemicals in the workplace. This right is guaranteed under Georgia's “Public Employee Hazardous Chemical Protection and Right to Know Act of 1988” (O.C.G.A. 45-22-2). Along with your right to know, recent federal regulations now provide you the “right to understand” with an updated Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) found in 29 CFR 1910.1200. This new standard makes it easier for you to understand labels on hazardous chemicals and information in safety data sheets.

Right to Know training is required for all new employees and all employees are required to take annual refresher training. The training is available through OwlTrain as well as offered in a classroom setting. Link to right to know program.

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