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  1. Hazard Communication SDS Safety Data Sheets and Our Hazard Communication Program The information in this document was obtained from sources which, to the best of the writer’s knowledge, are authentic and reliable. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. makes no guarantee of results and assumes no liability in connection with either the information or recommendations obtained in this document. Moreover, it cannot be assumed that every acceptable procedure is included in this document or that abnormal or unusual circumstances may not warrant or require further or additional procedures.

  2. SDS Program Purpose of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard Hazard Communication Program Container Labeling Safety Data Sheet Label “…ensure that employers and employees know about work hazards and how to protect themselves so that the incidence of illnesses and injuries due to hazardous chemicals is reduced.”

  3. Concept of regulation: Employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to when working. They also need to know what protective measures are available to prevent adverse effects from occurring.

  4. Employer Responsibilities Inventory: Identify and list hazardous chemicals in workplaces – approved product list SDS & Labeling: Obtain Safety Data Sheets and labels for each hazardous chemical, if not provided by the manufacturer, importer, or distributor Written Program: Implement a written HazCom program, including labels, SDS, and employee training Communication & Training: Communicate hazard information to employees through labels, SDSs, and training programs

  5. What must an employee learn from this training? Program: Explanation of the HazCom program, including information on labels, MSDSs, and how to obtain and use available hazard information Physical and health hazards of chemicals Protection: Protective measures such as engineering controls, work practices, and the use of PPE Detection: How to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical (using monitoring devices, observation, or smell)

  6. Consumer Products Exemption • Exempt - Any consumer product as defined in the Consumer Product Safety Act where: • Used in the workplace for the purpose intended • Exposure within the range that could reasonably be experienced by consumers when used for intended purpose • . . . . Such as furniture polish to clean our desks . . . .

  7. Container Labeling Exemptions • Labeling not required for portable containers if: • Transferred from labeled containers and • Intended for immediate use by employee performing transfer on the same shift and workday and emptied at the end of the day

  8. Safety Data Sheets • Must be in English and include specific chemical identity and common names • Must be readily accessible to employees in their work area • Our Safety Data Sheets are located: • - • Our approved product list is located: • -

  9. Safety Data Sheet (SDS) Sections Section 1 Identification includes product identifier; manufacturer or distributor name, address, phone number; emergency phone number; recommended use; restrictions on use. Section 2 Hazard(s) identification includes all hazards regarding the chemical; required label elements. Section 3 Composition/information includes information on chemical ingredients; trade secret claims. Section 4 First-aid includes important symptoms/ effects, acute, delayed; required treatment. Section 5 Fire-fighting lists suitable extinguishing techniques, equipment; chemical hazards from fire.

  10. Safety Data Sheet Sections cont’d Section 6 Accidental release lists emergency procedures; protective equipment; proper methods of containment and cleanup. Section 7 Handling and storage lists precautions for safe handling and storage, including incompatibilities. Section 8 Exposure controls/personal protections lists OSHA's Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs); Threshold Limit Values (TLVs); appropriate engineering controls; personal protective equipment (PPE). Section 9 Physical and chemical properties lists the chemical's characteristics. Section 10 Stability and reactivity lists chemical stability and possibility of hazardous reactions. Section 11 Toxicological information includes routes of exposure; related symptoms, acute and chronic effects; numerical measures of toxicity.

  11. Safety Data Sheet Sections cont’d Section 12, Ecological information* Section 13, Disposal considerations* Section 14, Transport information* Section 15, Regulatory information* Section 16, Other information, includes the date of preparation or last revision.

  12. Safety Data Sheets • Prepared by chemical manufacturer or importer, describing physical hazards: Explosives Pyrophoric liquid Flammable gases Pyrophoric solids Flammable aerosols Self heating chemicals Oxidizing gases Oxidizing liquids Oxidizing solids Gases under pressure Flammable liquids Flammable solids Self reacting chemicals Organic peroxides Corrosive to metals Chemicals which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases

  13. Safety Data Sheets • And describing health hazards: Acute toxicity Skin corrosion/irritation Serious eye damage or irritation Respiratory/skin irritant Germ cell mutagenicity Carcinogenicity Reproductive toxicity Target organ – single exposure Target organ – repeated exposure Aspiration

  14. Pictograms & Hazards • Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). The pictogram on the label is determined by the chemical hazard classification. These pictograms appear on labels as chemical manufacturers and importers update the hazard classifications of products and communicate these changes in revised labels and SDS.

  15. Employee Information and Training We complete training on hazardous chemicals in our work areas: • At the time of initial assignment • Whenever a new physical or health hazard is introduced into the work area

  16. Employee Information • If you have any questions: • On this training; • On tasks or areas where hazardous chemicals are present; • Or, the location of our written items such as SDS’s or approved products. Please contact any manager for answers.

  17. What must an employee learn from this training? Program: Explanation of the HazCom program, including information on labels, MSDSs, and how to obtain and use available hazard information Physical and health hazards of chemicals Protection: Protective measures such as engineering controls, work practices, and the use of PPE Detection: How to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical (using monitoring devices, observation, or smell)

  18. Setting up a program • Make a list of all chemicals in the workplace that are potentially hazardous • Survey the workplace to make a comprehensive list • Identify chemicals in containers, including pipes • Establish purchasing procedures so that SDSs are received before a * is used in the workplace

  19. Discussion or Questions please complete the quiz The information in this document was obtained from sources which, to the best of the writer’s knowledge, are authentic and reliable. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. makes no guarantee of results and assumes no liability in connection with either the information or recommendations obtained in this document. Moreover, it cannot be assumed that every acceptable procedure is included in this document or that abnormal or unusual circumstances may not warrant or require further or additional procedures.

  20. 10 True or False Questions Have an SDS Sheet available when testing.