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§ 7310. Outreach programs

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. § 7310
§ 7310. Outreach programs
(a) Duty of the department.--The department shall develop and implement outreach programs to inform employees and the general public of their respective rights under this act and to educate and inform employers, employees and the public, concerning hazardous and other dangerous substances including, but not limited to, their dangers, their proper handling and disposal and emergency treatment. The department shall prepare this information in a clear and concise manner using words with common and everyday meanings. The department shall also ensure that all written materials are available in Spanish, including departmental notices, Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets and education and public information materials.
(b) Contracts with other agencies to develop programs.--The department may contract with public and private organizations to develop and implement the outreach and employee education programs established pursuant to this act.
(c) Public information.--As part of the outreach programs, the department shall develop and maintain a supply of informational leaflets in public buildings, including employment services, offices of the Office of Employment Security, institutions and facilities under the supervision or control of the department, hospitals, union halls, community centers, schools and local agencies providing services to employers and employees. The department shall mail these leaflets to employers and shall periodically distribute public service announcements to newspapers and television and radio stations throughout the Commonwealth to further the goals of the outreach program.
(d) Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets.--The department may produce and disseminate to the public a Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet for any hazardous substance. The categories of information contained therein shall include, but not be limited to, the information contained in a Material Safety Data Sheet. The department may require employers to supply the Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet to requesting employees instead of the supplier's Material Safety Data Sheet.


1984, Oct. 5, P.L. 734, No. 159, § 10, effective in 1 year.
35 P.S. § 7310, PA ST 35 P.S. § 7310
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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