Occupational Safety and Health Division
Hazard Communication Program & Guide

The purpose of the Hazard Communication Program is to ensure that employees are provided with sufficient information regarding hazardous substances in the workplace. Cal/OSHA has promulgated standards (California Code of Regulations Title 8.Section 5194) requiring a written plan to detail how this information is to be provided to employees.

The following guide developed by Cal/OSHA can be used by all City departments when establishing a site specific written Hazard Communication Program.

The written Hazard Communication Program must be kept onsite, readily accessible for employees and their designated representatives.