Right to Know

  • RTK Cover
    Welcome to the state-mandated Right to Know Annual Training,
    produced by the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES.

    The Right To Know video includes updates on the major changes of the Hazard Communication Standard including:

    • Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures.
    • Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided.
    • Safety Data Sheets: will now have a specified 16-section format.
    • Information and training requirements: Employers are required to train workers by December 1, 2013, on the new labels elements and safety data sheets format to facilitate recognition and understanding.