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Radioactive materials are exempt from coverage under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) if the only hazard they pose is radiological.

Excerpts from the regulations which exempt radioactive material from MSDS requirements are shown below.

29 CFR 1910.1200(b)(1):

“This section requires chemical manufacturers or importers to classify the hazards of chemicals which they produce or import, and all employers to provide information to their employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they are exposed, by means of a hazard communication program, labels and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and information and training. In addition, this section requires distributors to transmit the required information to employers. (Employers who do not produce or import chemicals need only focus on those parts of this rule that deal with establishing a workplace program and communicating information to their workers.)”

29 CFR 1910.1200(b)(6):

“This section does not apply to:”

29 CFR 1910.1200(b)(6)(xi):

“Ionizing and nonionizing radiation;”