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									                              HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM
                                    Corrugated Services Inc.

 I. Purpose

    Corrugated Services Inc. (CSI) has developed a Hazard Communication Program to enhance
    employee health and safety.

    The company provides information about chemical hazards, other hazardous substances, and the
    control of hazards via a comprehensive Hazard Communication Program, that includes container
    labeling, material safety data sheets (MSDS), and training.

II. Scope

    All employees of CSI who work in or around areas where hazardous chemicals are used or stored
    will be trained on the Hazard Communication Program.

III. General Policy

    A. Responsibilities

       1. The Safety Coordinator will verify that MSDS, Chemical Information Sheets and
          Hazardous Chemical Lists are kept current in each facility.

       2. Each area that contains hazardous chemicals will have personnel responsible for
          maintaining their MSDS book(s), Chemical Information Sheets, and Hazardous
          Chemical Lists.

       The designated personnel for the areas are:

            a. Liner Mill-----Mill Inventory Clerk

            b. Medium Mill-----Mill Inventory Clerk

            c. Converting-----Converting Supervisor

            d. Coating-----Quality Control Specialist

    B. Container Labeling

       1. No chemical will be released for use until all of the following items are verified by the
          individual responsible for MSDS in the respective facility. Primary containers will have
          labels with the following information.

            a.   Contents.

            b. Appropriate hazard warnings for the chemical concerning personal health,
               flammability, reactivity, and any special hazard.

                                                                      Revised: 3/18/04
      c. The name and address of the manufacturer or distributor.

   2. All secondary containers will be properly labeled to ensure that employees are aware of
      the material hazards in their work areas.

   3. Supervisors will ensure that all secondary containers are labeled with either an extra
      copy of the original manufacturer’s label or with generic labels that have a block for
      identity and blocks for the hazard warnings.

C. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

   1. Copies of MSDSs for all hazardous substances to which employees of this company
      may be exposed are kept in the following locations:

      a. Liner Mill------Machine Operator’s lab.

      b. Medium Mill---------Mill Office

      c. Converting-----Supervisor’s Office

      d. Coating-----QC Lab

   2. MSDS Maintenance

      a. When new chemical products are received, the MSDS will be reviewed for
         completeness by the person responsible for MSDSs in that facility. If an MSDS is
         missing or incomplete, a new MSDS will be requested from the manufacturer. A
         copy of the document will be placed in the facility’s MSDS book, with another
         copy being forwarded to the Safety Coordinator.

      b. The Safety Coordinator will review incoming MSDS for new and/or changed health
         and safety information. The coordinator will see that any new information is passed
         on to the affected employees and if necessary, designate the chemical for inclusion
         on the list of Hazardous Chemicals.

D. Hazardous Chemicals List

   Each facility will keep a list of known hazardous chemicals and the work processes for which
   they are utilized. This list will be kept in the folder containing the MSDS reference numbers.
   This list will be maintained and updated by the facility’s personnel responsible for
   maintaining MSDSs.
   E. Chemical Information Sheets

      1. Each substance on a facility’s Hazardous Chemical List will have a Chemical
         Information Sheet generated with pertinent information regarding that chemical. This
         document will be used as a training aid to assist in understanding the properties of the
         chemical. It is not intended to replace or be used in place of the chemical’s MSDS.

      2. Chemical Information Sheets will be kept in a folder with the Hazardous Chemicals List.

      3. Training on the Chemical Information Sheets will be acknowledged by employee(s) and
         verified by the supervisor/trainer on the appropriate training form.

IV. Employee Information and Training

   A. New Employee Training

      All new employees who will work in or near areas that hazardous chemicals are used will
      attend a Hazard Communication orientation, conducted by their immediate Supervisor, prior
      to starting work.

   B. Training will include:

      1. An overview of the requirements contained in the Hazard Communications Standard,
         including their rights under the standard;

      2. Informing employees of any operations in their work area, where hazardous substances
         are stored and/or used;

      3. The location and availability of the written Hazard Communication Program;

      4. The physical and health effects of hazardous substance(s) to which they may be exposed;

      5. The methods and observation techniques used to determine the presence or release of
         hazardous substances in the work area;

      6. How to lessen or prevent exposure to hazardous substances through usage, control, work
         practices, and personal protective equipment(PPE);

      7. The location and proper use of PPE in their facility;

      8. The steps the company has taken to lessen or prevent exposure to these substances;
   9. Emergency first aid procedures to follow if employees are exposed to hazardous

  10. How to read and understand labels and MSDSs to obtain appropriate hazard information.
      (see NFPA rating system on next page);

  11. Training on each chemical or class of chemicals, that appears on the Hazardous Chemical
      List in its respective facility;

  12. Acknowledgement by employee(s) and supervisor/trainer, with signatures on all necessary
      Hazard Communication and Chemical Information Training documents; and,

  13. All training documentation will be kept by the Safety Coordinator.

C. Introduction of New Chemicals

   Prior to a new type/variety of chemical being used in a facility, the following steps will be

   1. Upon receiving a new chemical, the MSDS will be logged and filed, with a copy being
      sent to the Safety Coordinator.

   2. After receiving the MSDS on the new chemical, the Safety Coordinator will determine
      whether the new chemical will be placed on the Hazardous Chemical List.

   3. When a new chemical is placed on the Hazardous Chemical List, a Chemical Information
      document will be developed for that substance. All personnel working in areas of
      possible exposure will receive training by their immediate supervisor on pertinent
      information regarding that chemical.

   4. Training will be acknowledged by employee(s) and supervisor/trainer signatures on all
      necessary Chemical Information Training forms.

   5. Additional training will not be necessary when substituting different brands of
      same/similar chemicals that perform similar processes unless there is a difference
      regarding the handling, hazards, or other important physical characteristics regarding the

D. Employee Transfers

   Employees who transfer to a different facility, or location that has different Haz-Com
   exposures, will be trained on the Hazardous Chemicals of the new area prior to exposure.
   Training will be acknowledged by the employee and the supervisor/trainer signatures on all
   necessary Chemical Information Training forms.
The National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) has developed a system for indicating/rating he
health, flammability and reactivity hazards of chemicals. A “special precautions” label may also
be used, where necessary. This system is documented below.

        Rating Summary
       Health (Blue)
                    May be fatal on short exposure. Specialized protective equipment
       4 Danger
       3 Warning Corrosive or toxic. Avoid skin contact or inhalation
       2 Warning May be harmful if inhaled or absorbed
       1 Caution May be irritating
       0            No unusual hazard
       Flammability (Red)
       4 Danger     Flammable gas or extremely flammable liquid
       3 Warning Flammable liquid flash point below 100° F
       2 Caution Combustible liquid flash point of 100° to 200° F
       1            Combustible if heated
       0            Not combustible
       Reactivity (Yellow)
       4 Danger     Explosive material at room temperature
                    May be explosive if shocked, heated under confinement or mixed with
       3 Danger
       2 Warning Unstable or may react violently if mixed with water
       1 Caution May react if heated or mixed with water but not violently
       0 Stable     Not reactive when mixed with water
       Special Notice Key (White)
       W            Water Reactive
       Oxy          Oxidizing Agent
    E. All employees need to understand Hazard Communication training. If employees have
       additional questions, they should speak with their immediate supervisors or contact the
       Safety Coordinator.

V. Hazardous Non-Routine Tasks:

    Periodically, employees are required to perform hazardous, non-routine tasks. Prior to starting
    work on such projects, each affected employee will be given information by their supervisor
    about hazards to which they may be exposed during such an activity. This information will
    include the:

    A. Specific hazards;

    B. Protective/Safety measures which must be utilized; and,

    C. Measures the company has taken to lessen the hazards, including ventilation, respirators,
       presence of another employee, emergency procedures, etc.

VI. Chemical Spills

    A. In the event of a chemical spill, employees will:

       1. Alert all personnel in the area, if the chemical presents any immediate hazard.

       2. Refer to the chemical’s MSDS to ensure proper PPE usage and the recommended          spill
          containment protocol.

       3. Follow all guidelines on the MSDS for controlling, handling, and disposing of the
          spilled chemical.

    B. The Supervisor will complete an accident report documenting the event.

    C. The Safety Coordinator will perform a follow-up investigation. The follow-up investigation
       will address the following items.

       1. What caused the spill?
       2. What steps should be taken to prevent a recurrence?
       3. Was the spill properly contained?
       4. Was the spill properly handled?
       5. Did those involved in the clean-up wear appropriate PPE?
       6. Was the spilled material disposed of properly?

    D. Upon completion of the investigation, details of the incident will be provided to all
 VII. Informing Contractors

       To ensure that outside contractors work safely in CSI facilities, the CSI Contractor
       Coordinator (maintenance, capital, liner mill, medium mill, coating, or converting) will provide
       contractors the following information.

       A. A list of hazardous substances to which they may be exposed while at the job site.

       B. Precautions the employees may need to take to lessen the possibility of exposure.

       C. A copy of the CSI Hazard Communications Policy. Contractors and their employees will
          be expected to follow all guidelines established in this document.

       D. Periodic audits will be performed by the CSI Contractor Coordinator and the Safety
          Coordinator to ensure compliance.

VIII. Questions regarding the Hazard Communications Program may be addressed to either the
      Supervisors or the Safety Coordinator.

 IX.   Attachments:

       Hazardous Chemicals Index and Chemical Information Materials (see index next page)
                       HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL INDEX
                           Corrugated Services Inc.

As of March 18, 2004

Location                    Chemical                            Attachment Number

Coating                     Tolulene                                  9
                            Celatom FW-14                             10

Converting                  Caustic Soda Anhydrous (beads)            1

Liner                       Caustic Soda Solution 50%                  2
                            Spectrum RX 9800                           3
                            Muriatic Acid                              5
                            Spectrum RX 9100                           6
                            Elcozine Brown LV Liquid                   7
                            Sulfuric Acid                              8
                            Cortrol IS104                             11
                            Hercobond 5500 Dry Strength Resin         12
                            Hydrogen Peroxide 50% CMD                 13
                            Keydime D10S                              14
                            Nyacol PA 5975                            15
                            Presstige FB 9050                         16
                            Renew SC 7740                             17
                            Steamate NA700                            18

Medium                      Caustic Soda Solution 50%                  2
                            Spectrum RX 9800                           3
                            Elcozine Rhodamine B Liquid               4
                            Muriatic Acid                              5
                            Cortrol IS104                             11
                            Hercobond 5500 Dry Strength Resin         12
                            Keydime D10S                              14
                            Steamate NA700                            18
                            Elcozine Black AFB Liquid                 19
                            Galaxy 1045                               20
                          Corrugated Services Inc.

I have received Hazard Communication Training as described in the Corrugated Services Inc.
Hazard Communication Program.

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                        Corrugated Services Inc.

I have received Hazard Communication Training as described in the Corrugated Services Inc.
Hazard Communication Program

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