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Safety and health newsletter for the Oregon construction industry

July 15, 2015

Hazard communication standard guide

Construction Q & A - Hazard communication: general contractor responsibilities

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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