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PARAGRAPH (a) - PURPOSE (a)-1
Legal Preemption - (a)(2)

PARAGRAPH (b) - SCOPE AND APPLICATION (b)-1
General Requirements - (b)(1)
Potential for Exposure - (b)(2)
Requirements for Laboratories - (b)(3)
Sealed Containers - (b)(4)
Limited Exemptions from Labeling Requirements - (b)(5)
Exemptions from Scope of HCS - (b)(6)
        Hazardous Waste - (b)(6)(i)
        Wood or Wood Products - (b)(6)(iv)
        Articles - (b)(6)(v)
        Food or Alcoholic Beverages - (b)(6)(vi)
        Drugs - (b)(6)(vii)
        Consumer Products - (b)(6)(ix)
        Nuisance Particulates - (b)(6)(x)
        Ionizing and Nonionizing Radiation - (b)(6)(xi)
        Biological Hazards - (b)(6)(xii)

PARAGRAPH (c) - DEFINITIONS (c)-1
Article (c)-1
Chemical (c)-7
Chemical Manufacturer (c)-9
Commercial Account (c)-10
Container (c)-11
Distributor (c)-12
Employee (c)-14
Exposure (c)-16
Flammable Liquid (c)-18
Foreseeable Emergency (c)-20
Hazardous Chemical (c)-20
Hazard Warning (c)-23
Health Hazard (c)-23
Produce (c)-26
Use (c)-26
Workplace & Work Area (c)-28

PARAGRAPH (d) - HAZARD DETERMINATION (d)-1
Evaluation - (d)(1)
Criteria for Health Hazards - (d)(2)
Sources - (d)(3)
        Particulates Not Otherwise Regulated (Nuisance Dusts) (d)(3)-7
Carcinogens - (d)(4)
Mixtures - (d)(5)
Written Hazard Evaluation Procedures - (d)(6)

PARAGRAPH (e) - WRITTEN HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM (e)(1)-1
General - (e)(1)
Multi-Employer Workplaces - (e)(2)
        Provision of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)-(e)(2)(i)
Furnishing Copies of Written Program - (e)(4)
Traveling Between Workplaces - (e)(5)

PARAGRAPH (f) - LABELS AND OTHER FORMS OF WARNING (f)-1
Requirements for Suppliers - (f)(1)
Solid Metal, Wood or Plastic Items In Transit - (f)(2)
Overlap with DOT Requirements - (f)(3)
OSHA Substance Specific Health Standards - (f)(4)
In-House Labeling Requirements - (f)(5)
        Hazard Warnings, Supplementing Labels - (f)(5)(ii)
        Target Organ Effects on In-Plant Labels (f)(5)-8
Stationary Process Containers - (f)(6)
Portable Transfer Containers - (f)(7)
Label Retention - (f)(8)
Labeling in English - (f)(9)
New Findings - (f)(11)

PARAGRAPH (g) - MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (g)-1
General - (g)(1)
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) Content - (g)(2)
        Hazardous Mixtures Not Tested as a Whole - (g)(2)(i)(C)
        Health Hazards - (g)(2)(iv)
        Exposure Limits - (g)(2)(vi)
        Carcinogen Information - (g)(2)(vii)
        Contact Information for Responsible Party - (g)(2)(xii)
Blank Spaces - (g)(3)
Similar Mixtures - (g)(4)
New Findings - (g)(5)
Initial Shipments and Updated MSDS - (g)(6)
Distributors - (g)(7)
        Distributors vs. Retail Distributors (g)(7)-8
        Obligations of Retail Distributors - (g)(7)(iii)
        Over-the-Counter Wholesale Sales - (g)(7)(iv)
        Sales to Employers without Commercial Accounts - (g)(7)(v)
        Retail Distributor Exemption - (g)(7)(vii)
Maintaining MSDS in Work Area - (g)(8)
Traveling Between Workplaces - (g)(9)
Format - (g)(10)
Providing MSDS Access/Copies - (g)(11)

PARAGRAPH (h) - EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING (h)-1
Training Initially and at Introduction of New Hazard - (h)(1)
Training (h)(3)-1

PARAGRAPH (i) - TRADE SECRETS (i)-1
APPENDIX B B-1

APPENDIX I - ADDITIONAL TOPICS RELATING TO THE STANDARD I-1
HCS and the Paperwork Reduction Act I-1
OSHA Publications and Compliance Guidance I-3

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