Wisconsin Hazard Communication laws & safety compliance analysis

Wisconsin Hazard Communication : What you need to know

· Rules. The federal hazard communication standard governs worker right-to-know requirements in the private (private businesses and nonprofit organizations sector workplaces. Wisconsin is not a “state plan” state; that is, it does not have a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program for private sector workplaces. Public sector workplaces must follow state hazard communication rules. The state has adopted the federal hazard communication rule by reference, and added its own provisions for chemical lists, education and training, employee rights, infectious agents, posting of notices, and penalties.

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Public sector workplaces must follow state hazard communication rules. The state has adopted the federal hazard communication rule by reference and added its own provisions for chemical lists, education and training, employee rights, infectious agents, posting of notices, and penalties. See the state section ENFORCEMENT for more information about penalties.

· Administration and enforcement. OSHA administers safety and health in private sector workplaces. The Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) administers safety and health in public sector workplaces.

PUBLIC SECTOR WORKPLACES
Chemical List
WSA 101.583

Employers with over 10 employees and $750,000 in annual gross sales must compile a list of all toxic substances present in the workplace, and the dates of their presence, and maintain the list for 30 years after the last date the substance was present in the workplace. Employers must provide copies of the list within 30 days of a request by an employee. Substances of less than 1 kilogram (kg) or less than 10 kg bought or used annually in ...


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