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AB-647 Hazardous substances: cosmetics: disinfectants: safety documents.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 07/01/2019 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  July 01, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  June 24, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 09, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 14, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 647


Introduced by Assembly Member Kalra

February 15, 2019


An act to add Section 6390.2 to the Labor Code, relating to occupational safety.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 647, as amended, Kalra. Hazardous substances: cosmetics: disinfectants: safety documents.
Existing law, the Hazardous Substances Information and Training Act, prescribes the rights and duties of employers who use hazardous substances, people who sell a hazardous substance to employers in California, and manufacturers who produce or sell hazardous substances. Existing law requires the Director of Industrial Relations to establish a list of hazardous substances and make the list available to manufacturers, employers, and the public. Existing law requires the manufacturer of a hazardous substance on that list to prepare and provide its direct purchasers of the hazardous substance a material safety data sheet, referred to as an MSDS, containing specified information that is current, accurate, and complete.
This bill bill, beginning July 1, 2020, would require the manufacturer of a hazardous substance or mixture of substances that constitutes a cosmetic or is used as a disinfectant, as defined, that is required to create an MSDS, MSDS for that product, to post and maintain the MSDS on its internet website, as prescribed, by its brand name or other commonly known name in a manner generally accessible to the public. In the case of separate MSDSs based on color or tint, as specified, If a separate MSDS based on color or tint exists, the bill would require a manufacturer to post and translate each MSDS. The bill would require the manufacturer to translate the MSDS into Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean, and other languages that the director may determine are common to the beauty care industry, and to make these translations also publicly available on the website.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 6390.2 is added to the Labor Code, to read:

6390.2.
 (a) The manufacturer of a hazardous substance or mixture of substances that constitutes a cosmetic, as defined in Section 109900 of the Health and Safety Code, not excluded by Section 6385, or any substance or mixture of substances used as a disinfectant, as defined in Section 977 of Article 12 of Division 9 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, that is required to create an MSDS under this article shall post and maintain the MSDS in accordance with Section 6390 on the manufacturer’s internet website by its brand name or other commonly known name in a manner generally accessible to the public. In the case of If a separate MSDSs MSDS based on color or tint as in nail polishes, hair dye, or other cosmetic, exists, the manufacturer shall post and translate each MSDS. The manufacturer shall translate the MSDS into Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, and Korean, and other languages that the director may determine to be common for the beauty care industry. These translations shall also be publicly available on the manufacturer’s internet website.
(b) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2020.