Who Is Responsible for Creating and Maintaining Your Employer’s Chemical Inventory?
The persons/staff ultimately responsible for creating and maintaining chemical inventory, chemical compliance, and that both OSHA SDS Retention requirements (MSDS) and contractor requirements are upheld are those who are identified in your employer’s OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) action plan.
It’s vital that you assign trustworthy staff to these crucial responsibilities. Not only are there fines for non-compliance, but there are very real safety issues at stake as well. Ultimately, regardless of what department or individuals are responsible for these compliance issues, the buck stops at the top if there are issues.