Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 300-3-19-.02 - Administration

Current through Rules and Regulations filed through April 4, 2022

(1) Department of Labor Responsibilities.
(a) The Department shall as required under the Act establish information and training standards for compliance under the Act.
(b)The purpose of these rules is to ensure that all employees who are exposed to hazardous chemicals listed in the State of Georgia Hazardous Chemical List are informed of the hazards of these chemicals and of measures to protect themselves.
(2) Public Employer Responsibilities.
(a) Each public employer covered by the Act and these regulations shall ensure that all employees within the agency are aware of the Act, these regulations, and their responsibilities by means of a written hazardous chemical communication program.
(b) Each public employer shall designate a hazardous chemicals protection communication coordinator. The hazardous chemicals protection communication coordinator will be provided with authority sufficient to carry out the duties of the position.
1. An individual in an existing position within an agency may be assigned hazardous chemicals protection communication coordinator responsibilities as an additional duty.
2. The hazardous chemicals protection communication coordinator will assume the following responsibilities:
(i) Act as a liaison between the agency and the Georgia Department of Labor on hazardous chemicals issues which may arise within his or her agency.
(ii) Determine applicability of these rules to individual workplaces and work areas within his agency using on-site inspections, review of written records including Material Safety Data Sheets, and industrial hygiene studies.
(iii) Make arrangements for and/or provide appropriate and adequate training to all employees.
(c) The hazardous chemicals protection communication coordinator will ensure that:
1. A written workplace -specific hazard communication program is developed for each workplace in the agency. This workplace-specific program will include a list of hazardous chemicals used, stored, or manufactured in that particular workplace, and will be available to all employees in the workplace.
2. Upon their request, employees at each workplace within their agency shall have access to the most current MSDS's for those chemicals used in that workplace which are included on the Georgia Right to Know Hazardous Chemicals List.
3. Employees at each workplace are made aware of and are properly trained in the uses and hazards associated with chemicals to which they are exposed in their workplaces.
4. Employee training on and notification of the use of hazardous chemicals in the workplace are adequately documented in each employee's personnel file.
5. Employees at each workplace within the agency are provided with personal protective equipment as required in each work environment, and receive adequate training on the use and maintenance of this equipment.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 300-3-19-.02
O.C.G.A. ยง 45-22-8.
Original Rule entitled "Administration" adopted. F. Apr. 11, 1990; eff. May 1, 1990. Amended: New title "Administration. Amended." F. Dec. 11, 2014; eff. Dec. 31, 2014.

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