Hazard Communication

The purpose of the Hazard Communication Program is to inform employees about hazardous substances in the workplace, potential harmful effects of these substances and appropriate control measures. The primary tools of this program are warning labels, Safety Data Sheets and employee training. The program follows the Cal-OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (California Code of Regulations, Title 8, Section 5194). This program is designed to reduce the risk of Sonoma State University employees’ exposure to a wide variety of hazardous substances that may be encountered during their normal job duties.