The only comprehensive volume of its kind, Lowrys' Handbook is the TOTAL reference guide for everyone who deals with any aspect of Right-To-Know requirements-a self-contained guide to coping with Right-To-Know laws that relate to hazardous materials as they affect worker safety and community emergency planning. The federal statutes and regulations on the subject are explained and interpreted, and their relations to other laws are described. Included are descriptions of both administrative and civil remedies that might be taken when there are alleged violations, as well as the statutorily permitted penalties. Problems, benefits, and consequences are covered. Extensive practical guidance is given for dealing with the many features of the laws-including a valuable comprehensive discussion of the many material hazards (both physical and health hazards), with examples. This discussion also includes guidance regarding avoidance of and protection from the hazards.
OVERVIEW of LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES. The Need to Know. The Hazard Communication Standard-HCS. The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act-SARA Title III. CARRYING OUT the RESPONSIBILITIES. Identification and Characterization of Hazardous Chemicals. Written Forms of Hazard Identification. Keeping Records and Filing Reports. Preventive Measures in the Workplace. Emergency Planning and Preparedness. POLICY ISSUES and RELATED LAWS. Trade Secrets. Related Laws. Making the "Right" to Know a Reality. Experience and Consequences. Appendixes.