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California MSDS: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous materials inventory reporting: 19 California Code of Regulations (CCR) 2729.2

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Pesticides:

Pesticide product registration: 3 CCR 6170.5

Pesticide workers and handlers: 3 CCR 6723 and 3 CCR 6761

Workplace safety: Hazardous Substances Information and Training Act, California Labor Code 6390 et seq., and hazard communication regulations at 8 CCR 5194

Regulatory Agencies

California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR)

Certified Unified Program Agency (CUPA)

Local administering agencies (AA)

California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. California is a "state-plan" state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health plan. Therefore, the Cal/OSH Act governs workplace safety and health, including safety data sheets (SDSs) requirements, in both the public and private sectors. The state has adopted the federal workplace SDS requirements and has adopted additional requirements for access to SDS information in an emergency, procedures to obtain or correct missing or incomplete SDSs, and the format and content of SDSs.

State rules require agricultural employers to provide pesticide workers and handlers with access to SDSs.

Administration and enforcement. The California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including SDS requirements, in both the private and public sector workplaces. ...


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