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Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS)

Hazardous Chemicals

Reference Number: MTAS-250
Reviewed Date: 07/06/2021

The Hazardous Chemical Right-to-Know Law of 1985 contains detailed and extensive requirements for providing employees with full information concerning the hazards of any chemicals used in their workplace. Municipalities are included in the act’s definition of non-manufacturing employers. Compliance with the act does not affect an employer’s liability regarding the health and safety of an employee, nor does compliance absolve the employer of taking action to prevent occupational disease under any other law. T.C.A. §§ 50-3-201, et seq.