Hazardous Chemical Communication Policies (or HCCPs) are required of each department that uses or stores hazardous chemicals. This requirement is in place to comply with WAC 296-800-17030:
"Provide employees with effective information on hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial job assignment. Whenever a new physical or health hazard related to chemical exposure is introduced into their employees' work areas, information must be provided."
HCCPs are intended to be active documents, used as a basis for training and updated regularly to reflect changing realities in each department.