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Right to Know Training

Right to Know Training is vital for California facilities to ensure employee safety and regulatory compliance. With oversight from California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) and California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA), this training equips employees to identify and manage hazardous substances, enhancing workplace safety, preventing accidents, and reducing potential environmental risks. By fostering awareness of chemical hazards and proper handling protocols, Right to Know Training safeguards both personnel and the environment, aligning with stringent state regulations and minimizing liabilities for the facility.

Regulatory bodies
  • California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA)
  • California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR)
Who needs it

Right-To-Know training is required for employees who could potentially be exposed to hazardous materials including everyone at a facility that stores hazardous materials. The training is required to be conducted annually.

Regulation reference
  • OSHA: Hazard Communications 29 CFR § 1910.1200 (Federal) and 8 CCR §5194 (State-CA)
  • California Business Plan Requirements 19 CCR § 2732
  • California Health & Safety Code
  • Section 25504
What our training provides:

This course will cover the contents of the Hazardous Material Business Plan, OSHA’s Hazard Communication, and the Hazardous Material Emergency Response Plan & Procedures.

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What is Right-To-Know training?
Right-To-Know training is an essential program that educates employees about hazardous chemicals they may encounter in the workplace.

Why is Right-To-Know training important?
Yes, It empowers employees to identify, understand, and safely handle hazardous substances, reducing the risk of accidents and exposure.

Does California require Right-To-Know training?
Yes, California’s Hazard Communication Standard mandates Right-To-Know training for employees who handle or are in the same area as hazardous chemicals.

Who needs to undergo this training?
Any employee who may come into contact with hazardous chemicals in the workplace is required to undergo Right-To-Know training.

What topics are covered in the training?
The training covers hazard identification, labeling, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), protective measures, and emergency procedures.

How often should Right-To-Know training be conducted?
Training should be provided during initial employment and whenever new hazardous chemicals are introduced.

Can training be customized for different industries?
Yes, training should be tailored to the specific hazards and chemicals relevant to each industry.

Are there any exemptions for small businesses?
Small businesses are not exempt from providing Right-To-Know training; all employers must comply.

What are Safety Data Sheets (SDS)?
SDS provide detailed information about hazardous chemicals, including composition, handling, storage, and emergency measures.

How long does the training take?
The length can vary based on the content and the audience, but it typically takes around 1-1.5 hours.

What’s the penalty for non-compliance in California?
Penalties for non-compliance with Right-To-Know training can vary but may include fines and legal consequences.

Can online training be used for Right-To-Know compliance?
Yes, online training can be used, provided it meets California’s specific training requirements. You can check our Right-To-Known Online Training.

Is Right-To-Know training a one-time requirement?
No, ongoing training is necessary due to new chemicals, changing regulations, and employee turnover.

Who can I contact for more information about Right-To-Know Training?
If you have other questions regarding Right-To-Know Training, you can contact us. Our skilled team of EH&S specialists is ready to assist you.