Hazard Communication Program Presentation (Updated for GHS)

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  • Hazard Communication Presentation

    Presented by: Rob Schild, Insurance Office of America

    Design 2005, 2012-2013 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • 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 Sample

    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

    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

  • Container labels

    All chemical containers must be labeled with Product Identifier: The chemicals name and a list of the substance(s)

    it contains.

    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

  • Chemical Review

    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

  • 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

  • Conclusion

    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.schild@ioausa.com

    (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


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