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Right-to-Know on Construction Sites


The Employee Right-To-Know Act applies to both general industry and construction employers. Its purpose is to ensure that employees are aware of the dangers associated with the substances and agents they may be exposed to at their worksites. Employers are required to evaluate, or survey, their worksites for the presence of hazardous substances, harmful physical agents, and infectious agents and provide training to employees concerning those substances or agents. A written program is required. Minnesota OSHA has created a publication, "Employee Right-to-Know on Construction Sites," to aid employers in developing their programs.

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