Right to Know ActThe Minnesota Right-to-Know Act is intended to ensure that employees are aware of the dangers associated with hazardous substances, harmful physical agents, or infectious agents (in hospitals and clinics) that they may be exposed to in their workplaces. The Act requires employers to evaluate their workplaces for the presence of hazardous substances, harmful physical agents, and infectious agents and to provide training to employees concerning those substances or agents to which employees may be exposed. Written information on hazardous substances, harmful physical agents or infectious agents must be readily accessible to employees. Employees have a conditional right to refuse to work under imminent danger conditions. Labeling requirements for containers of hazardous substances and equipment or work areas that generate harmful physical agents are also included in the Act.
If your job requires you to be routinely exposed to products, compounds or work processes which contain or generate hazardous substances or harmful physical agents, you are entitled to receive training and specific information to enable you to perform your work safely. Your supervisor will contact you concerning any necessary training. In addition, all employees have the opportunity to view the videotape, “Health Hazards in the Workplace”. You will be informed of scheduled showings or you can contact the Office of Human Resources to arrange to see the tape.
Read or print the college’s hazardous substances communication.