Chapter 4. Reporting of California Labor Code >> Division 5. >> Part 10. >> Chapter 4.
The standards board shall adopt one or more standards
requiring each employer which uses any carcinogen, including asbestos
and vinyl chloride, to submit a written report regarding the use or
any incident which results in the release of a potentially hazardous
amount of a carcinogen into any area where employees may be exposed.
The reporting requirements set forth in Sections 5209 and 5210 of
Title 8 of the California Administrative Code on January 1, 1986,
shall remain in effect until amended or repealed by the standards
board, and any subsequent reporting requirements shall provide for
reports which are at least as detailed as those required on that
date. For asbestos and vinyl chloride, the standards board shall
adopt a standard which requires each employer who uses vinyl chloride
or asbestos to report in a manner similar to the reporting required
pursuant to Section 5209 of Title 8 of the California Administrative
The division shall transmit a copy of each report specified
in Section 9030 to any bargaining representatives, and other
representatives known to the division, of affected employees of the
reporting employer. A copy of each report shall be posted by the
employer in the location or locations where the carcinogen is used,
which shall be conspicuous to affected employees, as shall be
provided in the standards.
The division shall make every effort to ascertain the
identities of existing users of carcinogens and to notify, inform,
and educate them about the requirements of this part. The division
shall utilize all appropriate means of communication and education,
including direct mailings to employers, the use of courses,
workshops, and seminars, advertising in mass media, trade and
employee publications, and professional and scientific journals,
contact with trade associations, employee representatives, and
professional and scientific societies, and cooperation with other
governmental agencies to inform affected employees, employers, and
the public of the requirements of this part.