OSHA Hazard Communication for All Philadelphia Employees
Objectives • Describe the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard • Identify the hazardous chemicals are located at your site • Explain what a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) is and how to interpret it • Explain how to determine the presence or release of hazardous chemicals in the work area • Interpret the chemical labels • Describe where the Hazard Communication Written Program is located at your site
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard requires the following: • Employers must have a written program to ensure employee safety and health. • Employer must ensure all chemicals are properly labeled. • Employer must make all MSDSs available to employees. • Employer must train employees on proper self-protection techniques and ensure employees have knowledge of all chemicals within their facility.
Chemicals Used at this Facility Each site has chemicals which can be hazardous. • Review the specific chemicals at your site. • They are on the flip chart or the handout we will pass around.
Process for Detecting a Chemical Leak Each site has a process for detecting a chemical leak. • Review your site’s process.
Hazard Materials Information System (HMIS) Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS): • Conveys a chemical’s identity by chemical or common names • Uses code numbers or other descriptive terms to clearly identify the material for hazard information purposes
HMIS Labeling HMIS Categories: • Health – blue • Flammability – red • Reactivity – yellow • Protective equipment – white
HMIS Labeling (cont) Diesel Fuel • The number in the Health Hazard (blue) section should be 1.
HMIS Labeling (cont) Diesel Fuel • The number in the Flammability (red) Hazard section should be 2.
HMIS Labeling (cont) Diesel Fuel • The number in the Physical Hazard (orange) section should be 0.
HMIS Labeling (cont) Diesel Fuel • The PPE section of the HMIS Label is coded for the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) to be worn. • Recommended that safety glasses, gloves, and protective clothing that covers the arms be worn.
Chemical Labeling • Labeling is another way to find out what hazards a chemical might pose. • Your Program Administrator and Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that each chemical container is labeled, tagged, or marked with the following: • Identity of the chemical • Appropriate hazard warnings • Name and address of the chemical manufacturer, importer, or other responsible party • Requirements of any applicable substance-specific health standard regulated by OSHA NOTE: Always read the label before beginning any job that involves the use of chemicals.
Chemical Labeling (cont) Labels • Should be visible and easy to read. • Contact your Supervisor or Program Administrator if you: • Notice any missing, dirty, or illegible label(s), notify your Supervisor or the Program Administrator so that the label(s) can be replaced • Have any questions about information included or not included on a label, ask your Supervisor • Labeling should be in English and should be prominently displayed on containers.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) MSDSs (information sheets): • Describe the properties of chemicals and hazards associated with their use • Provide information from chemical manufacturers and distributors who are responsible for determining the hazards associated with their products • When a manufacturer or distributor discovers new information about a substance, they are required by law to update their MSDSs. • When a new chemical is introduced at your facility, your Program Administrator will update the list of hazardous chemicals online and at the same time, request an MSDS.
MSDS (cont) • The Program Administrator is responsible for: • Reviewing incoming MSDSs for new or significant health and safety information • Communicating any new information to affected employees • 3E Company: • Maintains electronic MSDSs copies for hazardous chemicals to which employees are exposed or are potentially exposed • Accessed by: • WM Intranet • Toll-free telephone number • FAX machine • If an MSDS is not available, employees can contact a Supervisor or the Program Administrator.
The Hazard Communication Program The Hazard Communication Program for this site is located at _________________.
Accessing the 3E Online System To assess the 3E online system: • Obtain a sign-on and password from the 3E company for your BU. Contact 3E at 800-451-8346. • Sign into the 3E website. The link is available on the Safety Page of WMVisor or at: http://www.3eonline.com/eeeOnlinePortal/DesktopDefault.aspx
Accessing the 3E Online System (cont) From the Home page, click on the Inventory tab to bring up a list of inventory management options.
Program Administrator: Building Inventory Select Build Inventory from the list to create or modify your location’s inventory list.
Building Inventory • If you have access to multiple locations, select the proper physical location for your entries.
Building Inventory (cont) • You may select products to add to your inventory from the entire WM database by simply clicking on the Go button with the radio button for All Products selected.
Building Inventory (cont) • Simply check the box next to the items you wish to add to the site inventory. Once selected, they will be automatically added to the site-specific inventory.
Building Inventory (cont) • To add a start or end date for a product, there are six steps: • Search for the item in question under Search Inventory.
Building Inventory (cont) • Click Action and then Edit Inventory Item.
Building Inventory (cont) • Under Custom Values, select either the Start Use Date or End Use Date from the drop-down menu.
Building Inventory (cont) • Enter the date under Value. • Click Add. • Click Submit (at the bottom of the screen) after entering both the Start Use Date and End Use Date. • These values will then be displayed on the Search Result screens.
Summary During this training session, you have: • Become familiar with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard • Learned what hazardous chemicals are located at your site • Learned what an MSDS is and how to interpret it • Learned how to interpret chemical labels • Learned where the Hazard Communication Written Program is located at your site