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  1. HAZARD COMMUNICATION

  2. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS • DIRECTOR - University Wide Safety & Health • WORKER’S COMPENSATION • INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE - General Safety -PPE -Asbestos -Chemical Hygiene -Ergonomics -Facility Inspections -JCAHO

  3. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS (continued) • ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH -Hazardous Waste -Air Quality -Sanitation -Water Quality -Indoor Air Quality -Air & Water Protection -Waste Minimization and Disposal -Emergency Preparedness -Sustainability -Auditing

  4. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY PROGRAMS (continued) • OFFICE OF PROSPECTIVE HEALTH -Biological Safety -Radiation Safety -Infection Control -Employee Health

  5. OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION’S HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD “HAZCOM” 29 CFR 1910.1200 Employee training program required by OSHA and the Federal “Right to Know” laws

  6. PURPOSES • EVALUATION OF CHEMICALS FOR POTENTIAL HAZARDS • TO NOTIFY EMPLOYEES OF CHEMICAL HAZARDS THEY MAY BE WORKING WITH

  7. WHAT IS A HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL? ANY CHEMICAL THAT IS A PHYSICAL HAZARD OR HEALTH HAZARD

  8. PHYSICAL HAZARDS • FLAMMABLES • COMBUSTIBLES • CORROSIVES • COMPRESSED GASES • OXIDIZERS • EXPLOSIVES • UNSTABLE REACTIVES/WATER REACTIVES

  9. HEALTH HAZARDS • SENSITIZERS • TOXIC SUBSTANCES • IRRITANTS • CARCINOGENS • ORGAN-SPECIFIC AGENTS (lungs, eyes, skin, mucous membranes, liver, kidneys)

  10. POSSIBLE ROUTES OF ENTRY • INHALATION - breathing • INGESTION - eating, drinking • ABSORPTION - into skin or eyes • INJECTION - puncture

  11. EXEMPTIONS • HAZARDOUS WASTE • TOBACCO PRODUCTS • WOOD PRODUCTS • ARTICLES • FOOD, DRUGS, COSMETICS • CONSUMER PRODUCTS • PESTICIDES • SEALED CONTAINERS

  12. MAIN POINTS • CONTAINER LABELS • MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS) • EMPLOYEE TRAINING

  13. LABELING REQUIREMENTS ALL LABELS MUST INCLUDE: • Complete chemical name or trade name • Appropriate hazard warnings (written or pictorial) • Name of manufacturer, or responsible party

  14. NFPA HAZARD DIAMOND • HEALTH - BLUE 0 - no hazard 4 - deadly • FLAMMABILITY - RED 0 - will not burn 4 - extremely flammable • REACTIVITY - YELLOW 0 - stable 4 - may detonate • SPECIAL - WHITE water reactive, radioactive, oxidizer, acid, alkali, corrosive

  15. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS(MSDS) REFERENCE THAT DESCRIBES CHEMICAL’S CHARACTERICTICS & HAZARDS MUST BE READILY AVAILABLE FOR EMPLOYEE REVIEW AT ALL TIMES THE EMPLOYEE IS IN THE WORKPLACE

  16. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS(MSDS) • EACH CHEMICAL USED IN THE WORKPLACE HAS ITS OWN MSDS • EACH DEPARTMENT MAINTAINS A FILE OF MSDS FOR CHEMICALS USED BY THAT DEPARTMENT • READ MSDSs CAREFULLY! THEY MAY COME IN DIFFERENT FORMATS

  17. MSDS INFORMATION • Section 1 : IDENTIFICATION OF CHEMICAL • Section 2 : HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS • Section 3 : PHYSICAL DATA • Section 4 : FIRE & EXPLOSION DATA • Section 5 : HEALTH HAZARDS • Section 6 : REACTIVITY • Section 7 : PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT • Section 8 : SPILLS & LEAK PROCEDURES • Section 9 : HANDLING & STORAGE

  18. TRADE SECRETS -- “Proprietary” • CHEMICALS ARE LISTED IN MSDS, BUT IT DOES NOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH OF EACH ARE IN THE MIXTURE • INFORMATION OF CHEMICALS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

  19. EMPLOYEE TRAINING - WHEN? • UPON INITIAL HIRING • EH&S conducts general training at HR Orientation • Supervisor conducts chemical specific training • WHEN NEW HAZARDS ARE INTRODUCED • WHEN IT IS APPARENT THE EMPLOYEE DOES NOT UNDERSTAND REQUIREMENTS

  20. RESPONSIBILITIES EMPLOYEE: • ATTEND HAZCOM ORIENTATION • LEARN ABOUT MSDSs • LABEL ALL CONTAINERS AS REQUIRED • FOLLOW SAFETY GUIDELINES

  21. RESPONSIBLITIES SUPERVISOR: • SHOW EMPLOYEES WHERE MSDS FILE IS KEPT IN THE WORKPLACE • INSTRUCT EMPLOYEES ON THE SAFE USE OF MATERIALS THEY ARE ASSIGNED TO WORK WITH

  22. CONCLUSION REMEMBER- HAZCOM IS A HEALTH AND SAFETY PROGRAM DEVELOPED FOR ALL EMPLOYEES. HOWEVER, IT IS UP TO YOU TO USE IT.

  23. FIRE SAFETY • FIRE EXIT LOCATIONS • PULL ALARMS • EXTINGUISHER LOCATIONS

  24. QUIZ

  25. TRUE or FALSE:The basic goal of the HAZCOM program is to be sure employers and employees know the chemical work hazards and how to protect themselves.

  26. WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL? a) Any chemical found in the workplace b) Any chemical listed by OSHA c) Any mixture that is a known cancer causing agent. d) Any chemical that is a physical or health hazard

  27. WHICH IS FOUND ON A MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET? a) Spill & leak procedures b) Health hazards information c) Personal Protective Equipment d) All of the above

  28. WHAT THREE THINGS ARE REQUIRED ON THIS LABEL?

  29. THE YELLOW PORTION OF THE NFPA DIAMOND REPRESENTS: a) Health hazard b) Reactivity hazard c) Flammability hazard d) Special hazard

  30. QUESTIONS? SHOULD YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, FEEL FREE TO CONTACT OUR OFFICE: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 210 E. 4th Street 328-6166