Illinois Right to Know/ Hazard Communication laws & HR compliance analysis

Illinois Right to Know/ Hazard Communication: What you need to know

Hazard communication standards, or “worker right-to-know” laws, regulate how information about workplace chemical hazards is communicated to employees. As with most workplace health and safety standards, worker right-to-know laws have developed in large part according to standards adopted under the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
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Because Illinois does not have its own approved occupational safety and health program for private sector workplaces, the federal OSHA and its worker right-to-know standards are the governing law of the state in all private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) workplaces.
Public sector employers must follow state worker right-to-know rules, which have adopted the federal rules by reference.

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