Information and training

10. Information and training
10.1. General principles
10.1.1. Workers should be informed of the hazards associated with chemicals
used at their workplace.
10.1.2. Workers should be instructed about how to obtain and use the information
provided on labels and chemical safety data sheets.
10.1.3. Workers should be trained in the correct and effective use of the control
measures, in particular the engineering control measures and measures for personal
protection provided, and should be made aware of their significance.
10.1.4. Employers should use chemical safety data sheets, along with information
specific to the workplace, as a basis for the preparation of instructions to workers,
which should be in writing if appropriate.
10.1.5. Workers should be trained on a continuing basis in the working systems
and practices to be followed and their significance for safety in the use of chemicals at
work, and in how to deal with emergencies.
10.2. Review
10.2.1. The extent of the training and instruction received and required should be
reviewed and updated simultaneously with the review of the working systems and
practices referred to in section 8.2 (review of work systems).
10.2.2. The review should include the examination of:
(a) whether workers understand when protective equipment is required, and its
(b) whether workers understand the most effective use of the engineering control
measures provided;
(c) whether workers are familiar with procedures in the event of an emergency
involving a hazardous chemical;
(d) procedures for the exchange of information between shiftworkers.

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