· Rules. Arkansas has adopted the federal community right-to-know regulations for reporting chemical information to emergency response agencies.
Arkansas does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. Consequently, the federal OSH Act governs occupational safety and health, including material safety data sheet (MSDS) requirements, in the private sector workplace. Public sector employers (state, county, and local government offices and operations, schools, and utilities) in Arkansas are governed by state occupational safety and health requirements. The state has adopted MSDS requirements for hospitals, related healthcare facilities, and public sector requirements for employee access to MSDSs that are stricter than federal rules.
For comprehensive information on MSDS requirements for private sector employers, see the national sections, HAZARD COMMUNICATION and MSDS .
· Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including MSDS requirements, in the private sector. AOSH administers and enforces public sector occupational safety and health, including MSDS requirements. EPA and ADEM administer the community right-to-know reporting requirements. DOH administers the MSDS requirements for hospitals and related healthcare facilities.
Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities
AR Reg. 007.05.17.42 and AR Reg. 007.05.17.46
Hospitals, critical access hospitals, and related healthcare facilities must keep a list of MSDSs for solutions, cleaning compounds, disinfectants, vermin control chemicals, and other potentially hazardous substances used in connection with the facility readily available to the ...