Change Notice No. 1
Procedures and/or mechanisms for acquisition, storage, use, and disposal of chemicals require that
personnel who are assigned to the subject area have a satisfactory level of competence.
Lines of Inquiry
What training is provided to employees on the hazards of chemicals and chemical processes they
work with, and on the controls that are most appropriate for those hazards? How frequently is this
training provided? Is this training kept current? What is the frequency of refresher training provided
for affected employees? Is training effectiveness measured? If so, how?
What training is provided to supervisors and managers on management of hazards arising from
chemical storage and use?
Are requests for assistance and documents for information or review distributed to appropriately
qualified and knowledgeable staff?
Are chemical safety support staff sufficiently familiar with facility operations? Do they participate in
routine inspections, assessments, and audits; in training; and in the categorization, analysis and
development of corrective actions for occurrences?
Do they participate in overseeing the implementation of selected controls and in followup inspections
of those controls?
Are the managers, supervisors, and support staff sufficiently knowledgeable about pollution
prevention and waste minimization (prevention and source reduction of hazardous materials), such
that these are incorporated into their chemical hazard prevention and mitigation activities?
Does the organization (internal or subcontractor) responsible for providing chemical safety support
use a training implementation plan to manage staff training and qualifications?
Do position descriptions for points-of-contact or coordinators responsible for chemical hazards
management appropriately reflect their duties and responsibilities relative to chemical safety, as well
as their training and subject matter competency?