Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

SPPM Revision Memorandum

DATE: September 12, 2017
FROM: Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Safety Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number One Hundred Fourteen

 

This SPPM revision includes the following changes:

Hearing Conservation 3.21

This revision:

  • Adds a requirement regarding the posting of warning signs at the entrances of areas where noise may exceed 115 decibels.
  • Removes the requirement of posting a copy of the state hearing regulations (WAC 296-817-20015) on safety bulletin boards.

 

Chemical Hazard Communication Program 5.10

This revision:

  • Updates the name of the Safety Data Sheet (formerly Material Safety Data Sheet) in accordance with current state standards.
  • Adds information requirements for chemical container labels.
  • Clarifies the definitions of the terms laboratory and physical hazard, as applicable to this policy.
  • Clarifies that written Chemical Hygiene Plans for laboratories are to be laboratory-specific.
  • Removes the word “Caution” as a signal word for use on container labels.