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Appendix A

Clarifications and Interpretations of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)

This appendix includes clarifications and interpretations which answer the most frequently asked questions regarding the HCS. [You may wish to visit our MSDS FAQ as well -- ILPI] Clarifications are keyed to the most applicable paragraph of the HCS.

(a) Purpose, Paragraph a

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(b) Scope and Application, Paragraph b

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See also: CPL 2-2.238D - Inspection procedures for paragraph b

(c) Definitions, Paragraph c

The definitions of the HCS must be consulted to properly interpret and apply the standard.

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See also: CPL 2-2.238D - Inspection procedures for paragraph c

(d) Hazard Determination, Paragraph d

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See also: CPL 2-2.238D - Inspection procedures for paragraph d

(e) Written Hazard Communication Program, Paragraph e

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See also: CPL 2-2.238D - Inspection procedures for paragraph e

(f) Labels and Other Forms of Warning, Paragraph f

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See also: CPL 2-2.238D - Inspection procedures for paragraph f

(g) Material Safety Data Sheets, Paragraph g

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See also: CPL 2-2.238D - Inspection procedures for paragraph g

(h) Employee Information and Training, Paragraph h

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See also: CPL 2-2.238D - Inspection procedures for paragraph h

(i) Trade Secrets, Paragraph i

See also: CPL 2-2.238D - Inspection procedures for paragraph i


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