Hazcom/Chemical Management

Value Statement

The Texas Hazard Communication Act (THCA), Chapter 502 of the Health and Safety Code (HSC), requires public employers to provide information to employees regarding hazardous chemicals they may be exposed to in the workplace. The Public Employer Community Right-to-Know Act, Chapter 506 of the Health and Safety Code, and Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25 Chapter 295, requires public employers to make information regarding hazardous chemicals accessible to local fire departments, local emergency planning committees, and, through the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), the general public.

The ACC Hazard Communication Program is administered through the Environmental, Health, Safety and Insurance Office. Responsibility for compliance is delegated from ACC’s Chancellor throughout administrative channels to every supervisor. The ACC HazCom Program applies to all ACC employees, staff, faculty and student employees that have occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals.

The objective of ACC’s Hazard Communication Program is to provide training, personal protective equipment and information regarding hazardous chemicals so that employees may work safely with hazardous chemicals found in the workplace. In addition, written plans that describe how the ACC HazCom Program will be implemented will be maintained within each workplace. Employees have an obligation to strictly adhere to established procedures on safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

ACC’s goal is to provide employees and students with a safe and healthful environment by means of a “Hazard Communication Program”.

Employers are subject to administrative penalties and civil or criminal fines ranging from $50.00 to $100,000 for each violation of the Texas Hazard Communication Act.

Exemptions and Exceptions

(HSC 502.004; 506.005)

The ACC Hazard Communication Program requirements do not apply to chemicals in the following categories:

  • Hazardous waste regulated under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
  • Tobacco or tobacco products; wood or wood products
  • Food, drugs, cosmetics, or alcoholic beverages in a retail sale establishment that are packaged for sale to consumers
  • Foods, drugs, or cosmetics intended for personal consumption by an employee while in the workplace
  • Any consumer product or hazardous substance, if the employer can demonstrate it is used in the workplace in the same manner as normal consumer use and if the use results in a duration and frequency of exposure that is not greater than exposure experienced by consumers
  • Any article that is formed to a specific shape or design during manufacture, that has end-use functions dependent in whole or in part of its shape or design during end use, and that does not release or otherwise result in exposure to a hazardous chemical under normal conditions of use (e.g., tires, PVC piping)
  • Any drug, as that term is defined in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

Duties and Responsibilities

ACC’s Hazard Communication Program shall be administered by the EHS and Insurance Office, whose line of administrative authority is through the Executive Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration.

The Chancellor: College official ultimately responsible for ACC’s compliance with environmental health and safety regulations. The Chancellor shall show visible support for safety as a value at ACC, through funding and appropriate staffing in support of the ACC Hazard Communication Program.

The Executive Team/Administrators: Responsible for insuring implementation of Hazard Communication Program in their areas of responsibility, showing visible support for the Program and for insuring the health and safety of their department’s employees and ACC students.

Deans, Unit Directors (Unit Heads), Department Chairs: Have ultimate responsibility for implementation and compliance with the ACC HazCom Program within their disciplines/areas/units. They may assign responsibilities for the HazCom Program implementation to a person(s) for each Workplace Area/Unit to perform the duties of Area/Unit HazCom Administrator and HazCom Coordinator listed below. This designation of duties does not reduce ultimate responsibility of Unit Heads or Supervisory Personnel responsibility for compliance to the Program.

EHS and Insurance Office: Administers and coordinates the ACC HazCom Program for ACC employees and facilities. Duties of the EHS and Insurance Office include:

  1. Assign designated Workplaces at Austin Community College (Appendix V).
  2. Assist areas/units with the implementation of and continued compliance with this Program, including but not limited to; training, hazard assessments, determining appropriate personal protective equipment, establishing/coordinating area compliance audits and assisting with corrective actions.
  3. Provide training and education programs for employees involved in hazardous chemical use;
  4. Maintain a Safety Data Sheet master file. Each SDS will be maintained for 75 years.
  5. Maintain liaison with the Texas Department of State Health Services
  6. Compile, maintain, and provide designated Workplace Chemical Inventory (WPCI) lists;
  7. Maintain the WACI lists for 75 years;
  8. Provide the names and telephone numbers of emergency contacts to the local fire department(s), and provide WACI lists and SDSs upon request;
  9. Inform employees of any non-routine chemical exposure;
  10. Allow for inspections by local fire department(s).
  11. Provide necessary postings, notices or forms to comply with the HazCom Program

The Area/Unit Hazcom Administrator will:

  1. Complete the “Work Area Implementation Plan” form (Appendix II). This form serves as the required written procedure describing implementation of the ACC HazCom Program within their area/unit of responsibility.
  2. Immediately report any chemical incident requiring outside medical assistance to the EHS&I Office. (See Chemical Injury Reporting below.)
  3. Designate work areas within each workplace for which they have HAZCOM responsibilities. (see definitions for work area);
  4. Responsible for posting official “Notice to Employees” posters at locations in each chemical using work area
  5. Provide to the EHS and Insurance Office by November 01 of each year: a. Annual Work Area Chemical Inventory (WACI) for each work area b. Annual notice of training completion for all faculty and staff in their area (e.g., memo); c. Names and telephone numbers of emergency contacts for chemical/hazardous waste incidents.
  6. Contact the EHS Office prior to the purchase of a new chemical not currently approved on WACI or additional quantity above normal restocking amounts. WACI must be updated and sent to EHS within 14 days of receipt of new chemical or additional quantities of existing stock.
  7. Retain unit training records for all unit employees for a minimum of 5 years after training has occurred;
  8. Assure that SDSs on all chemicals purchased are available, as required (see Section II on exceptions);
  9. Provide employees with appropriate personal protective equipment
  10. Provide to the EHS Office, the name, campus address, e-mail address and phone number of the person with primary responsibility for HazCom coordination and compliance within their unit.

The Area Hazcom Coordinator will:

  1. Ensure that the requirements of the ACC HazCom Program and Work Area Implementation Plan are fulfilled within their assigned work areas/units;
  2. Ensuring all employees receive appropriate training before working with or in areas that contain hazardous chemicals;
  3. Provide to the Unit HazCom Administrator all HazCom training records;
  4. Conduct the work area chemical inventory and maintain the list as appropriate;
  5. Inform employees regarding the location of the work area chemical inventory and procedures for accessing SDSs and work area chemical inventory lists;
  6. Inform the Unit HazCom Administrator prior to the purchase of a new chemical or additional quantity greater than normal restocking amounts for any chemical in approved inventory;
  7. Immediately report any chemical incident requiring outside medical assistance to the EHS and Insurance Office (See Chemical Injury Reporting below).

Staff, Faculty and Students will: 

  1. Attend HazCom and safety training as required;
  2. Follow instructions, use prudent practices, and exercise good judgment when using hazardous chemicals or performing hazardous chemical procedures;
  3. Assume reasonable responsibility for the safety and health of themselves, others around them, and the environment;
  4. Follow established ACC policies, practices and procedures regarding safety;
  5. Notify other individuals who might be affected by the chemicals they use;
  6. Immediately report any chemical incident requiring outside medical assistance to the EHS and Insurance Office and to the HAZCOM Administrator. (See Chemical Injury Reporting below.)

Contracted Construction, Repair and Maintenance Personnel:

Contractors working for ACC will comply with Texas and Federal Hazard Communication Acts and the ACC HazCom Program regarding hazardous materials used during projects

  1. The Contractor will provide to the ACC Project Manager or Buildings and Grounds Director, a completed ”ACC Contractor Chemical Register” form listing any hazardous or materials to be used on the project accompanied by SDSs and any other necessary hazard information. That information will be forwarded to the Environmental Health and Safety Office for review of chemicals and SDSs a prior to use by the Contractor and will identify any additional precautions that need to be taken by the contractor or the College.
  2. The Contractor will provide prior notification of intended use of hazardous materials to the ACC Project Manager. The ACC Project Manager will notify the EHS and Insurance Office of any affected ACC workplace(s) or units.
  3. The ACC Project Manager will provide to the EHS and Insurance Office pertinent information, including necessary SDSs for any chemicals involved if SDSs were not initially provided by contractor.
  4. The ACC Project Manager will ensure that individuals in the affected workplace/work area be provided information on the hazards of the chemicals, measures to be taken to protect them from those hazards, and access to SDSs. 

Chemical Injury Reporting

Immediately report any incident/accident that directly or indirectly involves chemical exposure, or that involves asphyxiation, or that is fatal to one or more employees, or results in the hospitalization of five or more employees to the EHS and Insurance Office. Within 48 hours of the occurrence, the EHS and Insurance Office will report the accident, either orally or in writing, to the Texas Department of State Health Services. The report to the TDSHS shall relate the circumstances of the accident, the number of fatalities, and the extent of any injuries. ACC will supply additional written reports if TDSHS feels it is necessary to complete an investigation of an incident.

Non-Routine Exposure

(HSC 502.017 (b))

Unplanned or Accidental Releases – Party(s) responsible for the release of hazardous materials will immediately notify all individuals in the affected area, Campus Police, the EHS and Insurance Office and the Unit Head or Unit HazCom Administrator.

The responsible party(s) will provide to the EHS and Insurance Office any precautionary information on the chemicals, including the Safety Data Sheet. The Area HazCom Coordinator will ensure that individuals in the affected area are provided information on the hazards of the chemicals, measures that they can take to protect themselves from those hazards and access to SDSs.

Employee Notice and Rights of the Employee

(HSC 502.017)

An official Texas Department of State Health Services “Notice to Employees” (English/Spanish) will be posted at the location(s) within each workplace where employee notices are normally posted. The EHS and Insurance Office will ensure that ACC employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals (including products with which they do not work directly) are informed of the potential for exposure and are provided access to applicable work area chemical lists and SDSs for those hazardous chemicals upon request.

An employee shall not be disciplined, harassed, or discriminated against by an employer for filing complaints, assisting inspectors of the TDSHS, participating in proceedings related to the Texas Hazard Communication Act (THCA), or exercising any rights under the THCA. Employees cannot waive their rights provided by the THCA.

A request or requirement for such a waiver by an employer is a violation of the Act.

Chemical Safety Information and Training

(HSC 502.009; 502.017(b))

Employee education and training are essential components of the ACC HazCom Program. Supervisors will provide appropriate work place training to employees who use or handle hazardous chemicals as a part of their normal work assignments. HazCom training of a new or newly assigned employee will be given before the employee works with or handles hazardous chemicals. Employees will receive additional training when the potential for exposure to hazardous chemicals in the employee’s work area increases significantly or when the employer receives new and significant information concerning the hazards of a chemical in the employee’s work area.

Training topics will include:

  1. Interpreting SDSs, container labels and the relationship between the two methods of hazard communication;
  2. Location of SDSs in the workplace and how to obtain them;
  3. Hazards associated with applicable categories of hazardous chemicals (e.g., flammable, corrosive, toxic, and reactive) including health effects;
  4. Methods for identifying specific chemicals within each chemical hazard group (e.g., DOT labels, NFPA 704 system, chemical container labels);
  5. Identity and location of hazardous chemicals the employee will handle;
  6.  Safe handling procedures, including proper storage and separation of incompatibles;
  7.  Location, selection, use and care of appropriate protective clothing and equipment to minimize exposure to hazardous chemicals;
  8. First aid treatment to be used with respect to the hazardous chemicals the employee will handle;
  9.  Instructions on spill cleanup procedures and proper disposal of hazardous chemicals.

ACC Personnel/Students

  1. All personnel who use or handle hazardous chemicals as part of their normal work assignment will receive appropriate HazCom training.
  2. All employees who have the potential of being exposed to hazardous chemicals will receive Right-to-Know Training through the EHS&I office.
  3. Faculty teaching classes with possible exposure to hazardous chemicals is responsible for training their students. Training will include appropriate safety information and instruction on use and storage of hazardous chemicals; the instructor or class supervisor will provide this training before any students are allowed to engage in activities that use hazardous materials.

Training Records: The Dean/Unit Head/Department Director of each workplace area/unit will maintain, for at least 5 years, a record of each employee’s training session, including:

  1. Date of training
  2. Attendance roster
  3. Specific topics covered
  4. Names of the instructor(s). Documentation of HazCom training should also be placed in the employee’s official personnel file.

(Appendix III shows a suitable Training Record Form that can be used for these purposes.)

Notification of Training Completion: The Dean/Unit Head/Department Director of each workplace area/unit will provide annual written notice of training completion to EHS and Insurance Office stating that the required training for all Area employees has been completed.

Safety Data Sheets

(HSC 502.006)

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) are legal documents that provide hazard information on chemicals or chemical products produced or distributed in the United States. Federal and State laws require employers to provide employees access to SDSs for hazardous chemicals or chemical products in the work environment. Employer is responsible for ensuring SDSs are available for every hazardous chemical at their location. Each area will:

  1. Maintain a printed file of current SDSs for all hazardous chemicals kept in their area. The file will be readily available, on request, for review by employees at their workplace. SDSs are to be maintained within each work area (e.g., lab, shop) for those hazardous chemicals being used;
  2. Provide a copy of SDSs to the EHS office upon request.
  3. Notify EHS if the SDS was not received with the delivery of a chemical being purchased for the first time. Do not use the chemical until an appropriate SDS has been received and reviewed. Submit a request within 30 days to any manufacturer who fails to supply a current SDS for a hazardous chemical that was purchased;
  4. Shall be reviewed by each area employee on an annual basis, during Department Specific Training.

Hazardous Chemical Inventory

(HSC 502.005)

Work Area Chemical Inventory (WACI): Each work area (e.g. teaching laboratory, chemical stock room, paint shop, art room, print center, photography lab, automotive area, etc.) will maintain an inventory listing all hazardous chemicals or chemical products present, regardless of quantity, in any given room in that work area on the Work Area Chemical Inventory form (App. IV). The hazardous chemicals or products will be listed using the same name found on the container label and SDS.

The WACI will include, as appropriate:

  1. Name and telephone number of person responsible for the work area and the name of the person responsible for compiling the inventory
  2. The work place: campus and guilding number if applicable
  3. Chemical or common name of a product and its hazardous ingredients
  4. CAS Number
  5. Room number where chemical/product is stored
  6. Maximum quantity of product ever stored at one time
  7. NFPA hazard number associated with the product

The supervisor, or their designee, for each work area will update and provide the inventory to the HazCom Administrator annually, or as requested. A WACI will be updated when a new chemical or additional quantity above normal restocking amounts of chemical is purchased. The HazCom Coordinator shall provide the inventories to EHS and Insurance Office by October 31st of each year and as necessary when items are added to or deleted from the inventory. The Area HazCom Coordinator will maintain a copy of each WACI for the current year. These are to be readily accessible to employees. EHS and Insurance Office will use WACIs to compile a Workplace Chemical Inventory (WPCI) and to provide required information to various government agencies. The WPCI includes only those hazardous chemicals in a designated workplace that are equal to or greater than the “workplace reporting threshold”.

Work Place Chemical Inventory (502.005) If a designated workplace is occupied by more than one chemical using area, a single WPCI will be compiled by combining WACIs for all Areas within the workplace. EHS will sign and date the WPCI. The WPCI will remain on file at the EHS and Insurance office for 30 years. A new WPCI for each designated workplace will be compiled by December 31 of each year, or as needed.

Container Labels

(HSC 502.007)

All containers at the college must have labels accurately and clearly describing the contents. Containers of hazardous chemicals must be labeled with required information as noted below. All other containers must still be labeled with the contents even if they do not contain hazardous chemicals so they can be identified as non-hazardous. Primary containers are hazardous chemical containers received from the manufacturer and have the manufacturers’ labels attached.

 Primary container labels must include:

  •   Identification of the material as it is shown on the SDS
  •   Name, address and telephone number of manufacturer or importer
  •   Signal word(s): Indicate severity of hazard(s)
  •   Hazard statements: Describe the nature of the hazard(s;
  •   Precautionary statements: Recommended measures to protect oneself from risk
  •   Pictograms

Existing labels on a container with a hazardous chemical shall not be removed or defaced unless they are illegible, inaccurate, or do not conform to the Hazard Communication Act labeling requirements. If a primary container label is removed or missing, the container must be relabeled with the information above.

 Secondary Chemical containers/portable containers of chemical labels must include:

  •  Identification of the material as it is shown on the SDS;
  •  Signal word(s): Indicate severity of hazard(s);
  • Hazard statements: Describe the nature of the hazard(s);
  • Precautionary statements: Recommended measures to protect oneself from risk;
  • Pictograms

Personal Protective Equipment

(HSC §502.017 and 25 TAC §295.12)

  1. Austin Community College will provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to all employees who use or handle hazardous chemicals.
  2. The EHS department will assume overall responsibility for the PPE program and will ensure that appropriate equipment and training are provided, to include:
    1. Proper selection of PPE based on:
      1. Routes of entry
      2. Permeability of PPE material
      3. Duties being performed by the employee  
      4. Hazardous chemicals present
    2.  Proper fit and functionality of PPE as described by the manufacturer’s specifications
    3. Appropriate maintenance and storage of PPE

Appendix I – Definitions

Definitions of Terms

The terms used in this Program will have the following meanings.

“APPROPRIATE HAZARD WARNING”– Any words, pictures, symbols, or combination there of appearing on a label or other appropriate form of warning which convey the health and physical hazards, including the target organ effects of the chemical(s) in the container(s).

“APPROPRIATE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT” (PPE) OR “PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT”— Equipment that is provided to an employee by the employer that will be adequate to ensure their health and safety based on current industry standards and provides a level of protection to chemicals which the employee may be exposed. In determining the selection of PPE, the employer shall consider all routes of entry, permeability of PPE materials, the duties being performed by the employee, the hazardous chemicals present, and such other factors as may affect the performance of the equipment. The employer must ensure that the provided equipment fits the individual employee and is functional for its intended use as described by the manufacturer’s specifications.(Includes clothing or devices intended to prevent exposure to hazardous chemicals (e.g., respirator, gloves, lab coat).

“CHEMICAL NAME”– The scientific designation of a chemical in accordance with the nomenclature system developed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) of the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) rules of nomenclature or a name that clearly identifies the chemical for the purpose of conducting a hazard evaluation.

“COMMON NAME”– A designation of identification, such as a code name, code number, trade name, or generic name, used to identify a chemical other than by its chemical name.

“EMPLOYEE”– A person who is on the payroll of ACC, full or part-time and who may be or may be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the person’s workplace under normal operating conditions or foreseeable emergencies.

“EXPOSE” or “EXPOSURE”– When an employee is subjected to a hazardous chemical in the course of employment through any route of entry, including inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, or absorption. The term includes potential, possible, or accidental exposure under normal conditions of use or in a reasonably foreseeable emergency.

“EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE”– Any substance as defined in EPCRA, Section 302, or listed by the United Sates Environmental Protection Agency in 40 CFR Part 355. The list of Extremely Hazardous Substances and Threshold Reporting Quantities can be accessed through the EHS and Insurance Web page as an Appendix to the ACC Haz-com program.

“HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL”– Any element, compound or mixture of elements or compounds that poses a physical or health hazard. Relatively innocuous materials such as NaCl, sugars, enzymes, etc. are exempt. A hazard determination may be made by employers who choose not to rely on the evaluations made by their suppliers if there are relevant qualitative or quantitative differences. A hazard determination shall involve best professional judgment: factors such as quantity, concentration, physical properties (i.e., volatility) and use may be considered.

“HazCom”– Hazard Communication

“HEALTH HAZARD” – Chemicals which are carcinogens, toxic or highly toxic agents, reproductive toxins, irritants, corrosives, sensitizers, hepatotoxins, nephrotoxins, neurotoxins, agents which act on the hemopoietic system, and agents which damage the lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes.

“HSC” – Texas Health and Safety Code. “LABORATORY”– Any research, analytical, or clinical facility equipped for experimentation, observation, or practice in a science or for testing and analysis.

“NAME “ – The chemical identity on the container label, the SDS, and work area chemical inventory list.

“PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT” – See Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

“PHYSICAL HAZARD”– A material for which there is scientifically valid evidence that it is a combustible liquid, explosive, flammable, compressed gas, organic peroxide, oxidizer, pyrophoric, unstable (reactive), or water reactive.

“PRIMARY CONTAINER”– The original container in which the chemical arrives from the manufacturer.

“READILY AVAILABLE”– Access to an SDS during an individual’s work shift.

“RESEARCH LABORATORY”– Facility equipped for scientific investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of new or revised theories or laws. NOTE: For the purposes of the Texas Hazard Communication, this DOES NOT include teaching labs or chemical stock rooms.

“TDSHS”– The Texas Department of State Health Services

“TEXAS TIER TWO REPORT”– A report submitted annually to the Texas Department of State Health Services reporting quantities of hazardous chemicals per the Texas Tier Two Reporting requirements.

“UNIT”– A department, service or other distinct administrative organization.

“WORK AREA”– A room, a defined space, a utility structure or an emergency response site within a workplace where hazardous chemicals are present, produced, used, or stored and where employees are present.

“WORKPLACE”– An establishment at one geographical location containing one or more work areas. A single building or a complex of buildings in close proximity with similar work activities can be designated as a workplace. ACC workplaces are designated by EHS.

“WORK AREA CHEMICAL INVENTORY”– The list of hazardous chemicals in a designated work area.

“WORKPLACE REPORTING THRESHOLD”– A quantity used to determine Tier Two Reporting requirements. Reporting threshold is for hazardous chemicals that exceed 10,000 pounds or an extremely hazardous substance that exceeds 500 pounds at any time during the year.

Appendix II – Work Area Hazard Communication Implementation Plan


The purpose of this plan is to designate, by area, personnel responsible for carrying out duties required to insure compliance with the ACC HazCom Program. It can be customized for each area. A signed copy of plan must be submitted to the EHS and Insurance Office and a file copy kept in each area. Updates or changes must be submitted to EHS and Insurance Office.

  1. Name of Workplace Area and Responsible Dean/Unit Director
  2. Name of person designated HazCom Administrator. This person will carry out all Administrator duties
  3. Name of person designated HazCom Coordinator
  4. Person(s) or position(s) responsible for assuring compliance with training requirements
  5. Location of Employee Training Records
  6. Person(s) or position (s) responsible for maintaining Material Safety Data Sheet files
  7. Person(s) or position(s) responsible for location of Material Safety Data Sheets
  8. Location(s) where the “NOTICE TO EMPLOYEES” is permanently posted
  9. Person(s) or position(s) responsible for compiling the annual Workplace Chemical Inventory: EHS and Insurance Office
  10. Location where the Workplace Chemical Inventory Records are filed

See the Hazcom/Chemical Management webpage under Hazardous Chemical Inventory

Person Preparing Plan____________________________________________________ Date ________

APPROVAL SIGNATURE: Responsible Dean /Unit Director ____________________________________________Date________

Appendix III – Personnel Training Record Form

Personnel Training Record Form 

Appendix IV – Work Area Chemical Inventory Form

Work Area Chemical Inventory Form 


  • All chemicals used in the area, hazardous or not, must be listed on the Work Area Chemical Inventory Form. This includes gases in cylinders in any work area.
  • The hazardous chemicals or products will be listed by the same name found on the label and on the SDS.
  • This form must be updated and available by November 1 of each year and upon request.
  • Each area shall maintain a copy of each inventory form and these shall be readily accessible to employees.

Copies of the form can be obtained by email. Call EHS and ask for recent WACI form:

  • Download the Excel file onto computer hard drive and then complete information.
  • Only electronic copies of the completed form can be submitted to the EHS and Insurance Office.
  • Hardcopies will not be accepted.
  • Complete one form per work area.
  • Place all appropriate information on the form in the blank spaces provided.
    • Identity – Place in this column the name of the material as it appears on the container’s label and/or SDS.
    • Manufacturer Name
    • Chemical Contents – If you are reporting a mixture of chemicals, place each of the chemical names (shown on the SDS) in a separate block of the form moving downward. When reporting a mixture with a ‘generic’ name, such as gasoline, diesel, kerosene, etc., the individual ingredients do not have to be listed. If the product you are reporting has a trade secret formula, the generic name (provided on the SDS) may be used, such as “petroleum distillates”. If the SDS does not provide a generic chemical name, the words “Trade Secret” may be used.
    • CAS number – Place the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Number of the substance in this column. If the substance/mixture does not have a CAS Number, place the CAS Number of the primary hazardous ingredient.
    • Room number(s) – Room where chemical is stored
    • SDS availability – Note if a hard copy SDS is available.
    • Quantity or Amount – This is the maximum amount of each hazardous chemical stored on any one day during the year. Liquids: Place numerical value in ‘Liquids’ column and units of measure such as gallons, liters, ounces, etc. in the second column. Solids: Place Numerical value in ‘Solids’ column and units of measure such as pounds, grams, kilograms, etc. in the second column
    • NFPA Rating – This section must be completed. Enter the NFPA numerical ratings for each chemical. These ratings can be found on the SDS for each chemical. SDS for specific chemicals can usually be located at the manufacturer’s website.

Appendix V – ACC Workplace Designations















* ACC off-site locations/host institutions – ACC will provide a chemical listing to administration of host properties.

Appendix VII – ACC Contractor Chemical Register Form

Chemical Management Definitions and Terminology

Incompatible Chemicals

Glove Selection

Hazardous Material Spill Procedure

ACC Emergency Procedures

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

For Work Area Chemical Inventories, contact David Watkins at rwatkin1@austincc.edu.

If you use chemicals in your department, you are required by Texas Law to submit a Work Area Chemical Inventory. Do this annually by October 31 and send to David Watkins, rwatkin1@austincc.edu.

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