· Rules. Florida has adopted the federal EPCRA reporting requirements for submitting chemical lists and material safety data sheets (MSDSs). MSDSs must be supplied to SERC, the appropriate LEPC, and the local fire department.
The state’s pesticide registration requirements, including review of MSDSs, follow federal requirements. The state requirements for supplying pesticide information to employers and to workers, and for the registration of new or revised pesticide brand name, are stricter than federal requirements.
Florida is not a "state plan" state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health program. The federal OSH Act governs MSDS requirements in private sector workplaces. There is no federal or state workplace safety standard for nonfederal public sector employers in Florida.
See the national section MSDS for information on the federal requirements and a sample MSDS.
· Administration and enforcement. SERC and the LEPCs administer and enforce EPCRA chemical reporting requirements. FDACS administers and enforces the rules covering pesticide registration and worker protection. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including MSDS requirements, in the private sector workplace.
Pesticide worker access to MSDSs. The agricultural employer must provide a worker with a written copy of a pesticide fact sheet or MSDS within 2 working days after a request for the information by a worker or a designated representative. In the case of a pesticide-related medical emergency, the employer must provide a written copy of the information promptly at the request of the worker, the ...