Georgia MSDS : What you need to know
· Rules. The federal OSH Act governs occupational safety and health, including MSDS requirements, in the private sector workplace. State government agency employers are governed by the GA RTK Act, which has adopted exemptions for applicability of the law, and requirements for employee rights that are stricter than federal requirements.
Georgia follows the federal rules for EPCRA reporting. DNR prefers the submission of chemical lists to the LEPCs in lieu of material safety data sheets (MSDSs).
Operators of public buildings where pesticides are applied must make MSDSs for the pesticides available to building entrants.
For information on the federal requirements, see the national section MSDS .
· Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers and enforces occupational safety and health, including MSDS requirements, in the private sector workplace. DOL administers and enforces occupational safety and health at state agencies, including MSDS requirements. DNR, in cooperation with the LEPCs, administers the chemical list reporting requirements.
The operator of any public building where pesticides requiring the direct supervision of a certified operator are applied to the interior of the building must post a notice in such public building to notify anyone entering that a pesticide is being applied. The notice must include information about where to inspect and obtain a copy of the MSDS for the pesticide. The MSDS for any applied pesticide must be retained for 5 years. PUBLIC SECTOR
Municipal and county employers, including school systems, are exempt from the MSDS requirements of state and federal law.
Laboratories are not required to prepare MSDSs for compounds created as a result of an experiment, unless large quantities of the compound are to be used in subsequent experiments or if the compound is to enter public commerce.
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