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[Excerpt] The small business utilizes as single owner/operator or a small number of supervisors with multiple responsibilities. Small workforces, limited resources, limited time, and limited technical expertise can make implementation of a Hazard Communication Program difficult. The Hazard Communication standard involves the use of technical and scientific information, and the small business can rarely justify full or part-time technical staff to implement the provisions of this regulation. This manual is organized in steps reflecting the sequence of tasks to be accomplished in order to comply with the Hazard Communication Standard.


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Brown, N. J. and Platner, J. (1988). Implementation of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard for small businesses. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, Chemical Hazard Information Program.

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Copyright by Cornell University, Workplace Health and Safety Program (formerly Chemical Hazard Information Program).