data at least 90 days prior to the manufacture and sale of any chemical. EPA can approve the
chemical, request further testing, control the manufacture and sale of the chemical, or prohibit its
4. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) of 1972, manufacturers
must register all new pesticides with the EPA, who then evaluates its environmental and health
effects. All amounts of active ingredients along with use restrictions are printed on the EPA label
along with a signal word and hazard statement.
C. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 assigns national worker protection authority to
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Title 29 CFR Part 1910.1200, the
Hazard Communication Standard, requires that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are
evaluated, and that information concerning their hazards is made available to employers and
employees. A comprehensive hazard communication program requires container labeling and other
forms of warning, MSDSs, and employee training. Part 120 outlines training requirements for
hazardous waste operations and emergency response. Part 1450 outlines the requirements for
establishing hazard communication programs and chemical hygiene plans for laboratories.
D. Title 42 CFR, Part 72, Public Health. This regulation contains the requirements for packaging
and labeling of etiologic agents/biomedical materials (infectious substances) for transportation.
E. Title 10 CFR, Energy. This regulation contains the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
requirements for radioactive material use, possession, storage, marking, posting, transport, and