requirements included in this chapter can be used to determine the applicability of those requirements
to the work being performed.
3.0 Definitions and Acronyms
4.0 Requirements for Training
4.1 General Employee Information and Training - Employers shall
provide employees with effective information and training on hazardous
chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and
whenever a new physical or health hazard the employees have not
previously been trained about is introduced into their work area.
Information and training may be designed to cover categories of hazards
(e.g., flammability, carcinogenicity) or specific chemicals.
4.1.1 The frequency of refresher information and training shall be
determined by the employer.
4.1.2 Chemical-specific information must always be available through
labels and material safety data sheets.
4.1.3 Information - Employees shall be informed of:
18.104.22.168 The contents of 29CFR1910.1200 and 1450 and their
22.214.171.124 Any operations in their work area where hazardous
chemicals are present; and,
126.96.36.199 The location and availability of the written hazard
communication program, including the required list(s)
of hazardous chemicals, and material safety data sheets
required by this section.
Some chemical safety requirements contain generalized training statements such as: "employees shall be properly
trained in this area." These general requirements are NOT included here. Only specific training requirements with
some details are cited.
29CFR1910.120(q), HAZWOPER, as required for all emergency response operations are NOT repeated here, and
can be found in Chapter 8 ("Consolidated Requirements for Chemical Emergency Management") of this volume of
the Chemical Management Handbook.