HazCom Self Inspection Checklist

26 07 2007

Self-Inspection Checklist


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Hazard Communication Program

  1. Has a written hazard communication program been developed, implemented, and maintained at your

    Mandated Regs: [29 CFR 1910.1200(e)(1)]


  1. Has a list of known hazardous chemicals at your facility been prepared? [29 CFR 1910.1200(e)(1)(i)]


  1. Have methods been developed to inform employees of the hazards of nonroutine tasks? [29 CFR 1910.1200(e)(1)(ii)]

Note: Such tasks may include emergency response or equipment repair.


  1. Are methods developed for communicating hazards to outside contractors or vendors who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals at your worksite? [29 CFR 1910.1200(e)(2)]

Y N N/A 


  1. Are all containers of hazardous chemicals in the workplace labeled, tagged, or marked with the following information?[29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(1)]
    • The identity of the hazardous chemical(s)


    • The appropriate warnings


    • The name and address of the chemical manufacturer,importer, or other responsible party

Note: Labels must be affixed to all containers of hazardous chemicals when they are shipped by a manufacturer or supplier. If the container is received without a hazard warning label, you must make a good faith effort to obtain the missing information from the manufacturer or supplier.
The following hazardous chemicals are exempt from this labeling requirement, although subject to other labeling requirements: pesticides, foods, food additives, color additives, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, alcoholic beverages, consumer products, hazardous waste, tobacco products, and wood products.

Y N N/A 

  1. Is removal or defacing oflabels on incoming containers of hazardous chemicals prohibited? [29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(8)]

Y N N/A 

  1. Are labels or other forms of warnings legible, in English and Local Language, and prominently displayed? [29 CFR 1910.1200(f)(9)]

Y N N/A 

Material Safety Data Sheets

  1. Are material safety data sheets on hand for each hazardous chemicals used and identified on the hazardous chemicals list? [29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(1)]

Y N N/A 

  1. If a hazardous chemical has no material safety data sheet,are attempts made to obtain one from the chemical manufacturer or importer as soon as possible? Else, try to look at Chemwatch System to Obtain suitable MSDS. [29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(6)(iii)]

Y N N/A 

  1. Are material safety data sheets for the hazardous chemicals kept in the facility and made readily accessible to employees? [29 CFR 1910.1200(g)(10)]

Y N N/A 

Information and Training

  1. Is information and training on hazardous chemicals in theworksite provided on initial assignment and whenever new physical hazards or health hazards are introduced into thework area? [29 CFR 1910.1200(h)(1)]

Y N N/A 

  1. Does the information provided include the requirements of this standard, as well as the following?
    • The operations at the worksite where hazardous chemicals are present
    • The location and availability of the written hazardcommunication program, including the list ofhazardous chemicals and material safety data sheets
  1. Does the training provided include information about the following? [29 CFR 1910.1200(h)(3)]
    • Methods and observations that may be used to detectthe presence or release of a hazardous chemicals in the work area (such as monitoring conducted by theemployer, continuous monitoring devices, visual appearance or odor of hazardous chemicals when being released, etc)
    • The physical hazards and health hazards of the chemicals in the work area
    • The measures employees can take to protect themselves from these hazards, including procedures the employer has implemented to protect employees from exposures to hazardous chemicals (appropriate work practices, emergency procedures, and personal protective equipment)
    • The details of the hazard communication program developed by the employer, including explanations of the labeling system, material safety data sheets, and how employees can obtain and use the appropriate hazard information.

Y N N/A 




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