Cleaning Solvents: Who Needs HazCom Training?

| June 21, 2019

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hemical exposure is a big safety and environmental hazard. But for a lot of facilities, the only chemicals they regularly use are cleaning supplies. However, only some employees (such as janitorial or facilities management staff) may be using stronger solvents, while other materials are being used by all employees throughout the entire workforce. So, who needs hazard communication (HazCom) training? Consider this question in more detail: Let’s say the only chemicals you use regularly are basic cleaning solvents by your facilities team. But your entire workforce uses cleaning supplies from time to time in order to clean their workstations. When developing the training portion of the HazCom plan, would it need to be geared only towards your facilities team, who use a wide array of cleaning products, or the entire workforce, since they will use some of the supplies from time to team to clean their workstation? Consider this question in more detail: Let’s say the only chemicals you use regularly are basic cleaning solvents by your facilities team. But your entire workforce uses cleaning supplies from time to time in order to clean their workstations. When developing the training portion of the HazCom plan, would it need to be geared only towards your facilities team, who use a wide array of cleaning products, or the entire workforce, since they will use some of the supplies from time to team to clean their workstation.

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