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Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS2012)


Directive Number: CPL 02-02-079

Date of Directive: 07/09/2015

This directive provides OSHA offices, interested industry representatives, State Plans and federal agencies with guidance concerning the implementation of the Agency’s Inspection Procedures for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The directive establishes policies and procedures to ensure uniform enforcement of the HCS. This Instruction is designed to provide guidance to compliance safety and health officers on how to enforce the revised HCS during its transition period and when fully implemented. Significant changes are outlined in the directive.

Adoption Required - No
Intention Required - Yes

State Plan

Intent to Adopt

Adopt Identical

Effective Date

URL or Contact

AK 

Yes

Yes

2/9/2016

NA

AZ 

Yes

Yes

3/1/2016

NA

CA 

Yes

No

01/09/2016 

http://www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm

 CT† 

Yes

Yes

10/1/2015

NA

HI 

††

†† 

††

††

IA 

Yes

Yes

01/10/2016 

Jen Nissen, IOSHA Administrator

 IL† 

Yes

Yes

12/1/2015

NA

IN 

Yes

Yes

11/09/2015 

NA

KY 

No

No 

NA

Chuck Stribling, CSP, OSH Federal-State Coordinator

MA

Yes

Yes

10/1/2015

NA

 MD 

††

†† 

†† 

https://www.dllr.maryland.gov/labor/instructions/

MI 

Yes

No

††

††

MN 

No

No 

NA

NA

NC 

Yes

Yes

9/8/2015

Steve Sykes, State Plan Coordinator

NJ† 

Yes

Yes

1/9/2016

NA

NM 

Yes

Yes

09/15/2015 

https://www.env.nm.gov/Ohsb_Website/

NV 

Yes

No 

†† 

††

NY† 

Yes

Yes

7/31/2015

OSHA Directive CPL 02-02-079

OR 

Yes

No

1/7/2016

http://www.orosha.org/pdf/pds/pd-150.pdf

PR 

Yes

No

1/14/2016

Jay G. Rullan, Technical Support Division, PR OSHA

SC 

††

††

††

††

TN 

Yes

Yes

8/15/2015

Larry Hunt, Department of Labor and Workforce Development, TN

UT 

Yes

Yes  

1/9/2015

Christopher Hill, UOSH Division Director

VA 

††

††

††

††

 VI†

Yes

Yes 

1/1/2016

Dean Andrews, Director, VIDOSH

VT 

Yes

Yes

10/1/2015

NA

WA 

Yes

Yes 

1/9/2016

NA

WY 

Yes

Yes

09/11/2015 

Daniel Bulkley, WY OSHA Deputy Administrator

 Plan covers state and local government workers only.
†† Awaiting response from State Plans.

[Last updated: January 26, 2016]