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HMIS® III Implementation Manual

This implementation guide corresponds with ACA's Hazardous Materials Identification System®, or HMIS® III. HMIS® III is a complete program that helps employers comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The program uses a numerical hazard rating system, labels with colored bars, and training materials to inform workers of chemical hazards in the workplace. It also features personal protective equipment guidance regarding hazardous materials protection for employees. Recent revisions to the HMIS® program (now in its third edition, or HMIS® III) have updated and improved the system to better assist companies in complying with aspects of the HCS. All materials for the HMIS® III program and the HMIS® Implementation Manual, second edition are available from J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. at (800) 327-6868 or the HMIS® Resource Center at

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HMIS® Publications and Labels

All HMIS® materials (including the HMIS® III Chemical Ratings Guide, the Training Aides, Wall Charts and Product Labels) are now available from J.J. Keller & Associates, Inc. of Neenah, WI. Contact a J.J. Keller Sales Representative at 800-327-6868 or go on-line to the HMIS® Resource Center.

Detailed information on the HMIS® III System is available on our HMIS® III web page

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