8070 - Compliance with Right to Know Laws

Material Safety Data Sheets

  1. Information regarding hazardous chemicals shall be provided in the form of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
  2. MSDS must be provided for all chemicals utilized on campus.
  3. Information on all chemicals designated as being hazardous used on campus will be provided to any employee who may be exposed to a substance who wishes to obtain the information.
  4. It will be the responsibility of the supervisor in the area in which this occurs to coordinate the generation of the MSDS with the Supervisor of Security and Plant Services.

College Duty to Create Material Safety Data Sheets

  1. Effective May 23, 1988, any hazardous chemical that is created, accidentally or intentionally, on the premise of the College must have a MSDS.

Employee Training

  1. All employees shall be provided with information regarding the Right to Know Act. An employee, for the purpose of this policy, is designated as anyone who is on the College payroll.


  1. All contractors or persons performing work on campus shall comply with this policy.

Exceptions to the Right to Know Law

  1. As of the effective date of this policy, it is not necessary to conduct inventory of any area designated as a laboratory for teaching purposes. However, any MSDS received must be retained for all new chemicals/hazardous material.
  2. Items exempt at this time include pencils, pens, typewriter ribbons, and like articles.

Adopted: November 28, 1989
Administrative Review: May 2002