“MCAA is updating its model program immediately to give members time to learn about and implement the new compliance requirements before the Dec. 1, 2013, deadline,” said Pete Chaney, director of safety and health for MCAA.
According to the association, it’s likely that OSHA will place special emphasis on enforcing compliance with the revised standard.
“The revised Model Hazard Communication Program was designed specifically for mechanical industry contractors,” said Tom Skaggs, chairman of MCAA’s Safety and Health Committee and vice president of safety for the Murphy Co. in St. Louis. “It simplifies the process of complying with the revised OSHA standard, which is a real plus for busy contractors.”
The Model Hazard Communication Program and other publications are available for download from MCAA’s bookstore at www.mcaa.org/store.
Publication date: 8/20/2012