Fayetteville Policies and Procedures  710.2 

Hazard Communication Program

The University is firmly committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for its employees and students. It is recognized that some non-laboratory job-related procedures and other essential scholastic activities at times require the use of chemicals which may have hazardous properties. When using these chemicals, it is important that faculty, staff and students are aware of the identity and hazardous properties of such chemicals, as well as what protective measures are available, since an informed person is more likely to use good safety practices.  Each workplace (which includes academic shops and studios) where hazardous chemicals are used must maintain a workplace specific Hazard Communication Plan and perform training on the specific hazards in the workplace in accordance with the University’s Hazard Communication Program which is maintained by the University’s Office of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) The purpose of the Hazard Communication Program (“HazCom Program”) is to educate and inform University faculty, staff and students of the chemical substances that may be encountered in their daily operations.  This program is in compliance with State of Arkansas Department of Labor Safety Code #12, Public Employees’ Chemical Right to Know Act, 12-(e) Hazard Communication Program and is the full statement of the campus policy and procedures for handling chemicals which may have hazardous properties.  Questions concerning the workplace specific HazCom plan may be referred to EH&S at 479-575-5448.

Approved June 13, 2018