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Illinois follows the federal OSHA safety and health program requirements for this topic for private sector employees. Click the link(s) below to view the federal requirements.
For public sector employees only, the state of Illinois has its own regulation on workplace hazard communication, 820 ILCS 255, the Toxic Substances Disclosure to Employees Act. While many of the requirements of the Act are similar to the federal Hazard Communication standard, some are different.
Under the Toxic Substances Disclosure to Employees Act, employers are responsible for providing to the Director of the Illinois Department of Labor an alphabetized list of the substances, compounds, or mixtures for which the employer has acquired material safety data sheets. The list is to be submitted annually.
Employers must post, at a location where notices to employees are usually posted, a sign informing employees of their rights under the act.
Employers must arrange with the administrators of fire departments having responsibility for fire prevention and control in units of local government within which the employer uses, produces, or stores toxic substances, to make the firefighters employed by such fire departments familiar with the hazards of toxic substances used in the workplace of the employer, associated fire hazards, the layout of the workplace, places where employees of the employer are regularly stationed during the course of their work, entrances to roads inside the workplace and possible evacuation roads.
Click on the following link to view the state regulation.
Click on the following link to view the required state poster.