Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.1200

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					Hazard Communication
    Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.1200
Hazard communication: Agenda

In today’s session, we will discuss the
 • Our Hazard Communication Program
 • Hazards of chemicals
 • Exposure control methods
 • Labels
 • Hazardous chemical list
 • Material safety data sheets
 • Safe handling of chemicals
 • Chemicals used within our facility
 Hazard communication: What is it?
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard requires
ABC Company to establish a hazard communication
program to transmit information on the hazards of
chemicals to our employees by means of labels on
containers, material safety data sheets and training
programs. Implementation of these hazard communication
programs will ensure all employees have the "right-to-
know" the hazards and identities of the chemicals they
work with, and will reduce the incidence of chemically-
related occupational illnesses and injuries.
Hazard Communication Program

•ABC Company maintains a written
Hazard Communication Program

•You have a right to review the
written program, the Hazardous
Chemical List and Material Safety
Data Sheets (MSDS) for our facility

•Please talk to the Hazard
Communication program coordinator
for further information
Material safety data sheets (MSDS)

• MSDS are documents that provide information about the
  chemicals in our facility
• Information contained in the MSDS includes:
  1. Product name and mfg.      2.Chemical ingredients
  3. Hazard information         4. Safe use guidelines
  5. Emergency response procedures
• MSDS are useful for the following:
  -Determine safe handling procedures
  -Emergency response (e.g. send a copy along with an
   employee going to the doctor after an accident)
MSDS sample
            Chemical hazards
  There are two types of chemical hazards:

• Health Hazards
  -Irritant -Sensitizer     -Corrosive to tissue
  -Toxic    -Carcinogen     -Reproductive hazard

Exposure Routes (how chemicals enter the body)
  -Inhalation       -Absorption           -Ingestion
• Physical Hazards
  -Fire     -Explosive      -Corrosive
  -Hot/Cold -Unstable       -Oxidizers
       Hazard control methods
•   Substitute less hazardous chemicals
•   Implement engineering controls, such as closed
    processes or ventilation that reduces the exposure
•   Use administrative controls, such as training
    employees to properly handle the chemical or using
    work rules to control exposure time
•   Require the use of Personal Protective Equipment,
    such as goggles, rubber gloves, etc.
               Container labels
•   Container labels link back to the MSDS—always
    check the MSDS for more complete information
•   Take the time to read and understand labels
•   All chemical containers must be labeled with the
    chemical name and the hazard information-including
    large containers like tanks
•   You are responsible for:
    -replacing labels that are damaged or missing
    -storing containers so that the label is visible
     Hazardous chemical list
•   We maintain a list of all hazardous chemicals used in
    our facility. This list is useful for the following:
    -To identify the hazardous chemicals in our facility
    -To list available MSDS
    -To assist in finding a specific MSDS
•   The list is maintained according to our facility filing
    system and is kept with our MSDS file
•   You can look at the chemical list and MSDS file
    anytime while you are at work
           Your “right to know”
    Each employee in our facility will:
•   Know the location of the Hazardous Chemical List
    and the MSDS file;
•   Have the right to review the Hazardous Chemical List
    and the MSDS file;
•   Be able to ask their supervisor or the program
    administrator for additional information; and
•   Have questions answered regarding safe chemical
    use so that accidents do not occur.
Guidelines for safe handling
• Always read instructions, labels and Material Safety
  Data Sheets - if you do not understand, ask for
• Never mix chemicals unless directed to do so
• Wear the required personal protective equipment
• Store, handle and dispose of chemicals properly—
  follow the rules learned during training
• Wash your hands after the job is complete
• Know the emergency procedures
                 Chemical review
•   Chemicals we use in our facility

•   The hazards of these chemicals

•   Proper handling procedures:
    -Methods to identify a spill or release
    -Equipment and procedures
    -Storage and disposal

•   Our emergency procedures

•   Questions
             On-the-job training
•   Your supervisor will provide on the job training and
    demonstration for chemicals in your department including:
    -PPE        -Equipment        -Handling procedures
    -Clean-up -Storage            -Emergency review

•   You will be asked to demonstrate
    your understanding of proper handling
    before being assigned to work without
    direct supervision
• Hazard Communication assures our “right to know”
  what chemicals we use, their hazards and how to
  safely handle them
• You have received training that assures you have the
  tools to handle chemicals safely
• The Hazardous Chemical List and the MSDS file are
  available to you
   Avoid the accidents that hurt—handle chemicals
        For more information
  For more information regarding Hazard Communication or
  other safety issues please contact:

Gregory & Appel Insurance
Mike Salazar, Vice President
Direct: 317-686-6407

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