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

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

The hazard communication standard, or “worker right-to-know” law, regulates how information about workplace chemical hazards is communicated to employees. As with most workplace health and safety standards, the worker right-to-know law has developed in large part according to standards adopted under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act).
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Because Mississippi does not have its own approved occupational safety and health program, the OSH Act and its worker right-to-know standards are the governing law of the state in all private employment (private businesses and nonprofit organizations). The state has no worker right-to-know law for public sector workplaces. Check with your county or municipal codes. There is additional information and a detailed discussion of the federal regulations.
Workplaces with a high risk of chemical exposure typically require considerable resources for maintaining compliance with state and federal right-to-know laws. BLR, Inc., publishes booklets and other materials that can help employers train workers in the safe handling of hazardous materials. Contact BLR's Customer Service at 800-727-5257 for details.

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