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NIOSH Testimony on Hazard Communication by J. D. Millar, April 12, 1991.
NIOSH 1991 Apr:22 pages
This testimony presents the comments of NIOSH on the proposed rule from the Mine Safety and Health Administration concerning hazard communication. NIOSH indicates that the recognition of a hazard is a primary step in hazard control. Communication of the hazard to the workers with the needed information so that they can recognize the hazard in the workplace should also provide the workers with information needed to deal with the hazardous materials. When working with a hazardous material, the hazards are always present, even when work situations are most carefully planned and designed to eliminate risk. All workers at a mine site should be informed of all hazards in the workplace and the proper actions to take to safeguard against these hazards through material safety data sheets, labels, training and information. It is the responsibility of the employer to determine what materials are hazardous and what are appropriate safeguards based on the best available evidence and to insure that this information is accurately and understandably transferred to the worker.
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NIOSH, 22 pages, 18 references
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