Right to know laws assist workers and the community regarding hazardous substances.
Community Right to Know laws are administered by the Department of Ecology. Citizens and organizations can obtain information about hazardous materials in their communities. Information is available on air and water emissions, hazardous waste, pesticide use, disposal of household substances, and the environmental compliance history of any company.
Information can be obtained by calling the Ecology Hazardous Substance Information Hotline 1-800-633-7585. Information can also obtained at http://www.ecy.wa.gov/hsieo/
Worker right to know laws are handled by the Department of Labor and Industries. LNI uses the hazard communication standard to require all Washington state employers to inform and train employee’s about hazardous chemicals in the work place.
Employers are required to:
Worker Right to Know information is in the Washington Annotated Code at WAC 296-62