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§ 7308. Employer educational program

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 41. Worker and Community Right-to-Know Act (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 7308
§ 7308. Employer educational program
(a) Requirement.--Every employer shall provide at a minimum an annual education and training program for employees exposed to hazardous substances or hazardous mixtures with respect to the hazardous substance or mixture found in their normal work area. Additional instruction shall be provided whenever the potential for exposure to the hazardous substance is altered or whenever new and significant information is received by the employer concerning the hazards of the substance or mixture.
(b) Content of program.--Employers shall furnish employees who are using or handling hazardous substances or hazardous mixtures with information on the contents of a Material Safety Data Sheet, label or equivalent information either in written form or through training programs which may be generic to the extent appropriate and related to the job. Content of the program shall include, as appropriate, the following information concerning the hazardous substances or hazardous mixtures:
(1) The location.
(2) The properties.
(3) The chemical and common name.
(4) The acute and chronic effects.
(5) The symptoms arising from exposure.
(6) The potential for flammability, explosivity and reactivity.
(7) Appropriate emergency treatment.
(8) Appropriate personal protective equipment and proper conditions for safe use.
(9) Emergency procedures for spills, leaks, fires, pipeline breakdowns or other accidents.
(c) Education and training assistance program.--As part of its outreach program, the department shall develop and maintain an education and training assistance program to aid employers who, because of size or other practical considerations, are unable to develop such programs by themselves. Such a program would be available to the employer on request.

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1984, Oct. 5, P.L. 734, No. 159, § 8, effective in 1 year.
35 P.S. § 7308, PA ST 35 P.S. § 7308
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 1. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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