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  • CFR 1910.1200 OSHA Hazard Communication Standard This program was established so that employees will be informed of the contents of the Hazard Communication Standard, the hazardous properties of the chemicals with which they work, safe handling procedures and the measure to take to protect themselves from hazardous chemicals. This standard was revised. The changes have been made to labeling requirements, MSDSs are now referred to as SDSs with added sections, and training requirements have been revised to align with the UN Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals.
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  • Use the following checklist to help you comply with OSHA HCS 2012: Audit your chemicals: conduct a physical audit of all chemicals in the workplace Confirm the use of workplace labels: as you conduct your inventory, ensure all containers are properly labeled Obtain updated supplier SDSs: contact the manufacturer for a current SDS for each chemical in the workplace Distribute your supplier SDSs: ensure your chemical users have FREE, unlimited access to the updated SDSs Train your employees: update your existing hazardous chemical training program to include the GHS data elements and format of the SDS
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  • A representative from each clinic/lab will maintain up a list of all products that contain hazardous chemicals used in their clinic or laboratory This will be referred to as the hazardous chemicals inventory list (HCI) This list will be kept in front of the SDS book for reference This list will be updated as new chemicals are introduced into or removed from the clinic
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  • SDSs are detailed information bulletins prepared by the manufacturer or supplier of any product that contains a chemical deemed to be hazardous The SDS has 16 sections: Identification, Hazard(s) Identification, Composition/Information on Ingredients, First-Aid Measures, Fire-fighting Measures, Accidental Release Measures, Handling and Storage, Exposure Controls/PPE, Physical and Chemical Properties, Stability and Reactivity, Toxicological Info, Ecological Info, Disposal Considerations, Transport Information, Regulatory Information, and Other Information
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  • If an SDS is not available refer to the online SDS Public Service Library at http://www.chemquik.com/scripts/ main.asap
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  • Labels will list the chemical identity of the material, appropriate hazard warnings and the name of the manufacturer The manufacturer is responsible for labeling the original container, however, it is the ultimate responsibility of the PM or lab supervisor Professional products that are regulated by the FDA are exempt from labeling except when transferred to a secondary label
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  • Labels for hazardous chemical must contain: Name, address, and telephone number Product identifier Signal word Hazard statement(s) Precautionary statement(s) Pictogram(s)
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  • OSHA HCS 2012 Labels Under OSHA HCS 2012, chemical manufacturers and importers must label their chemical containers with the applicable GHS elements. In turn, employers must convey these GHS elements on the workplace label for each hazardous chemical. These GHS elements include: Signal Word: Danger or Warning indicates the severity of the hazard. GHS Pictograms: convey the health, physical and environmental hazard information assigned to a specified GHS hazard class and category. Health and Physical Hazard Statements: describe the nature and degree of the stated hazard. Precautionary Statements: describe measures to minimize or prevent effects from exposure or improper storage of the hazardous chemical.
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  • Chemicals transferred to a secondary container need to be labeled Examples of secondary containers include: alcohol, bleach, disinfectant, radiographic chemicals Every container that you place a chemical in needs to be labeledincluding, ultrasonic cleaners and radiographic processors
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  • Hazard Communication training must be updated to include the new label and SDS formats and how to implement these changes
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  • Hazardous waste storage containers must be in good condition, free of leaks and compatible with the material stored in them The container should remain capped when not in use If the container should begin to leak, place in a larger non- leaking container, transfer to another container and call the safety office at 433-7556 is needed All containers must be marked with the words waste or spent Kept near the site of generation and under control of the generator Compatible with contents (no acids in metal cans)
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  • Kept closed at all times except when in use Properly identified with waste tags before pickup Transported with a non-leaking screw on cap Filled to a safe level (not beyond the bottom of the neck of the container or a 2 inch head space for 55 gallon drums) Do NOT use red bags or sharps containers for storage
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  • A generator of potentially hazardous waste may accumulate up to a total of 55 gallons of waste which may be determined to be hazardous or one quart of acutely hazardous waste In the event more than this volume will be generated, contact Safety for a special pick-up Hazardous waste in excess pf 55 gallons may not be stored at your site for more than 3 days Refer to the Department of Safety Procedures for Disposal of Hazardous Waste Manual for details on which chemicals are compatible and incompatible
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  • Prior to pick-up a waste tag is required (refer to the Laboratory Safety Manual for details) This should be filled out by the waste generator and attached to each container When ready for disposal contact the Safety department. A hazardous waste disposal request form will need to be filled out (refer to the Laboratory Safety manual) An SDS should accompany the container
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  • The Safety department conducts regular safety inspections of all labs Failure to comply may result in disciplinary action
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  • At no time will any chemical be disposed of by pouring it down the drain regardless of what is recommended by the SDS or manufacturer Dental developer and fixer chemicals shall be stored in containers provided by the chemical transporter and disposed of as hazardous chemicals
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  • Dental amalgam is a potential source of mercury vapor Dental amalgam waste & teeth containing amalgam will be placed in the designated containers placed in each operatory Each container will be labeled appropriately A designated vendor will pick up used amalgam Lead foils will be collected in a plastic container The container will be labeled appropriately The container will be picked up monthly by a designated vendor.
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  • All unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs must be removed from their original containers and mixed with used coffee grounds, kitty litter, or other undesirable substances. The litter or coffee grounds must be placed in impermeable containers such as zip-loc baggies and then in the trash to prevent diversion. Disposition of medications must include the medication name, strength, prescription number (if applicable along with patient's name), quantity, date of disposition, and disposing staff or students.
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  • NOT Medications should NOT be placed into sharps containers. Syringes containing medications should be emptied into kitty litter which will then be enclosed in zip-lock bags, and disposed of in the trash unless on the previous list. Syringes will then be disposed of in the correct manner.
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  • The Board of Pharmacy recommends that any expired bottles (used or unused) of injectable controlled substances be sent for reverse distribution to: Return Logistics International Corporation, 22 Artley Road, Savannah, GA 31408.
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  • You are responsible for the safety of your clinic or lab If you do not know the chemicals properties ask for help Proper PPE is required to include lab coats, and safety glasses when handling chemicals, biohazards, and radioisotopes No shorts, sandals, or open toe shoes No children or pets Never pipette by mouth Be aware of dangling jewelry, hair, and loose clothing No food in designated refrigerators Never work alone. If not avoidable let someone know where you are
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  • Wash hands frequently and always before leaving the lab Do not wear PPE outside of the lab Contact lenses should not be worn in lab Work areas should be kept clean and free of unnecessary chemicals Clean equipment after use to avoid cross contamination Do not block emergency exits or equipment Do not eat, drink, apply make-up or chew gum
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  • Emergency phone numbers should be posted near entrances to each lab, storeroom and beside every phone in the lab or clinic Include Emergency Medical Services, The RSO,


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