Hazard Communication Program Presentation (Updated for GHS)
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Hazard Communication Presentation
Presented by: Rob Schild, Insurance Office of America
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Hazard Communication: Agenda
In todays session, we will discuss the following:
- Our Hazard Communication Program- Hazards of chemicals- Exposure control methods- Labels- Hazardous chemical list- Safety Data Sheets- Safe handling of chemicals- Chemicals used within our facility
Hazard Communication: What is it?
The OSHA Hazard Communication Standardrequires to establish a hazard communicationprogram to transmit information on the hazards ofchemicals to our employees by means of labels oncontainers, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and trainingprograms. Implementation of these hazardcommunication programs will ensure all employeesknow the hazards and identities of the chemicalsthey work with, and will reduce the incidence ofchemically-related occupational illnesses andinjuries.
Hazard Communication Program
Maintains a written Hazard Communication Program
You have a right to review the written program, the Hazardous Chemical List and SDS for our facility
Please talk to the Hazard Communication program coordinator for further information
Safety Data Sheets
SDS are documents that provide information about the chemicals in our facility
Information contained in the SDS includes:
SDS are useful for the following: Learning potential hazards Determine safe handling
procedures Emergency response (example:
send a copy along with an employee going to the doctor after an accident)
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 link back to the SDSalways check the SDS for more complete information
Take the time to read and understand labels
You are responsible for: Replacing labels that are damaged or missing Storing containers so that the label is visible
All chemical containers must be labeled with Product Identifier: The chemicals name and a list of the substance(s)
Supplier Information: Name, address and phone number of the chemicals manufacturer or supplier.
Pictogram: A symbol inside a diamond with a red border, denoting a particular hazard class.
Precautionary Statement: One or more phrases that describe recommended measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical or improper storage or handling of a hazardous chemical.
Signal words: A single word used to indicate the relative level of severity of the hazard and alert the reader to a potential hazard on the label. The signal words used are "danger" and "warning." "Danger" is used for the more severe hazards, while "warning" is used for less severe hazards.
Hazard Statement: A phrase assigned to each hazard category; examples include harmful if swallowed, highly flammable liquid and vapor, etc.
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 SDS To assist in finding a specific SDS
The list is maintained according to our facility filing system and is kept with our SDS file
You can look at the chemical list and SDS file anytime while you are at work
What You Should Know
Each employee in our facility will:
1. Know the location of the Hazardous Chemical List and the SDS file;
2. Have the right to review the Hazardous Chemical List and the SDS file;
3. Be able to ask their supervisor or the program administrator for additional information; and
4. Have questions answered regarding safe chemical use so that accidents do not occur.
Guidelines for Safe Handling
Always read instructions, labels and Safety Data Sheets - if you do not understand, ask for clarification
Never mix chemicals unless directed to do so
Wear the required personal protective equipment
Store, handle and dispose of chemicals properlyfollow the rules learned during training
Wash your hands after the job is complete
Know the emergency procedures
Chemicals we use in our facility The hazards of these chemicals Proper handling procedures:
Methods to identify a spill or release PPE Equipment and procedures Storage and disposal
Our emergency procedures Questions
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 we 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 SDS file are available to you
Avoid the accidents that hurthandle chemicals safely!
For More Information
For more information regarding Hazard Communication or other safety issues please contact:
Insurance Office of Americawww.ioausa.com
1855 West SR 434Longwood, FL 32750
Rob Schild, Commercial Insurance Broker & Risk Consultantrob.firstname.lastname@example.org
(800) 243-6899 x 15045
Hazard Communication PresentationHazard Communication: AgendaHazard Communication: What is it?Hazard Communication ProgramSafety Data SheetsSDS SampleHazard Control MethodsContainer LabelsContainer labelsHazardous Chemical ListWhat You Should KnowGuidelines for Safe Handling Chemical Review On-the-job Training Conclusion For More Information