Chemical Hazard Communication – Multiemployer

Syracuse University Multi-Employer Workplace Requirements for Contractors

In accordance with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 (e)(2), worksites that have one or more employers that produce, use or store hazardous chemicals at the worksite in such a way the employees of all other employer’s may be exposed, shall have their Hazard Communication Programs developed to include the following:

  • The methods the employer (e.g. General Contractor, GC) will use to provide the other employers (e.g. sub-contractor and host employer, Syracuse University) on-site access to safety data sheets for each hazardous chemical the other employer(s)’ employees may be exposed to while working;
  • The methods the employer will use to inform the other employer(s) of any precautionary measures that need to be taken to protect employees during the worksite’s normal operating conditions and in foreseeable emergencies; and,
  • The methods the employer will use to inform the other employer(s) of the chemical labeling system used at the worksite.

On worksites where a GC is responsible for any subcontracted work, the GC is accountable for ensuring their sub-contractors are fulling the above Hazard Communication Program requirements.  On worksites in which all employers are hired directly by the host employer, the accountability for identifying and implementing the above requirements to subcontracted employers lies with the host employer.

Upon request, the non-host employer(s) shall make their hazard communication program(s) available to the affected employees and/or their designated representatives.