Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act

North Carolina Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act

The North Carolina Hazardous Chemicals Right to Know Act provides to citizens and firefighters the opportunity to learn about hazardous substances used by North Carolina employers. The act does not address the education and training which an employer must provide to its employees. All employers, both private and public, who store 55 gallons or 500 pounds of a hazardous chemical, must submit a listing of the hazardous chemicals to the fire chief.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines a hazardous chemical as "any chemical which is a physical or health hazard."

The initial report must be submitted to the local fire chief immediately when hazardous chemicals are stored on site. The entire list must be updated and submitted annually to the fire chief.