Employee Information and Training

OEHS, Inc. works closely with companies to ensure that employee information and training meets the specific legal requirements. Companies must ensure that employee information and training regarding hazardous chemicals include the following:

  1. Appraisal of the hazards of chemicals present in the work area.
  2. This information must be provided at the time of an employee’s initial assignment to a work area where hazardous chemicals are present.
  3. Employees must be apprised of the contents of the lab safety standard, the location of the CHP, the PEL’s of applicable chemicals, the signs & symptoms associated with exposure to chemicals used in the lab, and the location of reference materials on the hazards associated with these chemicals.
  4. Methods and observations that may be used to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical.
  5. The physical and health hazards of chemicals in the work area.
  6. The measures employees can take to protect themselves from the hazards of these chemicals.

Medical Consultation and Medical Examinations

The medical consultation and examination section of the Occupational Safety and Health Act mandates that employers provide, at no cost to employees, these services when an employee develops signs and symptoms of exposure to hazardous chemicals located in the workplace or when monitoring indicates levels above the action level or PEL.This section also includes provisions for providing information concerning the chemicals in question to the physician performing the exam.