July 15, 2015
Q: As a general contractor, what are my responsibilities when subcontractors at a multi-employer site use hazardous chemicals?
A: As a general contractor, you must ensure all employers who use hazardous chemicals at the site follow the requirements for a written hazard communication program in the Hazard Communication Standard. The written program must also describe the methods they will use to:
Subcontractors at the site can use an existing hazard communication program if that program meets all of the above requirements.
You will find the requirements for employers at multi-employer sites in paragraph 1910.1200(e)(2) of the Hazard Communication Standard.
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