Arkansas Hazard Communication : What you need to know

· Rules. Arkansas is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program. Private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers are governed by the federal hazard communication requirements. Public sector (state and local governments) employers must follow state hazard communication requirements, which are stricter than federal requirements for employee training and employee access to a material safety data sheet (MSDS). See the state section MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET for more information about the stricter MSDS requirements in Arkansas.

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For information on federal occupational safety and health requirements, see the national sections HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD, MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET, OSHA, and TRAINING.

· Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces private sector occupational safety and health, including hazard communication requirements, in Arkansas. In the public sector, ADOL's AOSH Division administers and enforces the state's hazard communication requirements.

Safety Code No. 12


Public sector employers are required to inform their employees of possible exposure to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. To this end, employers must post adequate notice of employee rights, ensure proper labeling of chemical containers, maintain MSDSs, compile and maintain a workplace chemical list, and provide for employee training.


A public employer has to maintain a workplace chemical list that contains the following information for each hazardous chemical commonly used, generated, or stored in the workplace in an amount equal ...

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