Right To Know Policy

Environment, Health, & Safety


Right to Know Policy

Record Keeping

The New York State Right-to-Know mandates that two explicit sets of records be maintained: RTK training (12 NYCRR 920.4 (7)) and employee exposure to substances listed in OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, Subparagraph Z list (12NYCRR 920.5).

Part A

The College shall maintain a written record of training given to employees. The record shall be maintained for the duration of their employment and should include:

  • Employee name
  • Trainer's name
  • Dates of training
  • Written materials used

These records are to be prepared and maintained by the Environment, Health, & Safety Office.

The records shall be made available upon request to the employee, his or her representative, the New York State Department of Labor and the Attorney General of the State of New York.

Part B

The Environment, Health, & Safety Office shall also maintain a record of employee's exposure to use of substances on OSHA's HCS sub-paragraph Z list. This record should consist of exposures due to normal handling as well as extraordinary exposures due to spills and/or accidents.

The following information shall be recorded for each exposure:

  • Employee's name.
  • Employee's address.
  • Employee's social security number.
  • Chemical name/trade name.
  • Chemical abstract number.
  • Manufacturer's name.
  • Record preparer's name.

The records must be supplied upon request to:

  • Affected employees;
  • Former employees;
  • Designated Physicians or Representatives;
  • The Commissioner of the New York State Department of Health.

The records shall be maintained by the Environment, Health, & Safety Office for 40 years

Contact Information

Cathleen Eldridge, Associate Director
Office: Sibley Hall 421
Phone: (518) 564-5009
Fax: (518) 564-5082
Email: eldridcm@plattsburgh.edu