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Welcome to a COASTWIDE LABORATORIES Presentation. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and Chemical Safety. Worker's Right-to-Know. Presented by: Mike Mayers MU Operations Supervisor. Worker's Have the Right-to-Know. If they are exposed to hazardous chemicals - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • OSHA's Hazard Communication Standardand Chemical Safety

    Worker's Right-to-KnowWelcome to a COASTWIDE LABORATORIES Presentation . . . . .Presented by: Mike MayersMU Operations Supervisor

  • Worker's Have the Right-to-KnowIf they are exposed to hazardous chemicals What to do to protect themselves Where to get more information

  • Effective Chemical Safety RequiresAccurate InformationTotal CommitmentExcellent PlanningShared Responsibility

  • Three Cornerstones to SafetyPersonal Protective Barriers -- Example: PPESafe Work Practices -- Example: Wash HandsEngineering Controls -- Example: Ventilation

  • Ways Employers Can Improve Worker SafetyProvide Chemical Safety Training & RetrainingVerify Employee LearningSelect Safer Products to UseMake PPE AvailableProvide MSDSs for all ChemicalsListen to Worker Suggestions

  • Ways Employees Can Improve Worker SafetyWatch for hazard warning labelsRead product labelsFollow safety guidelinesAsk for assistanceReview the MSDS and literature

  • Some Common Potentially Hazardous Substances in Our Work AreasCleaning ChemicalsMaintenance and Repair ChemicalsMicroorganismsPropane

  • Primary Routes of EntryEye ContactSkin ContactInhalationIngestion

  • Microorganisms (Germs)Routes of TransmissionDropletAirborneContact

  • Germ Transmission by DropletsDroplets containing germs can be spread by coughing, sneezing or even talking. Illnessesspread by droplets include influenza, strep throatand the common cold.

  • Germ Transmission by Airborne ParticlesAirborne germs can attach themselves to smalldust and moisture particles. Illnesses spread byairborne particles include tuberculosis and chickenpox.

  • Germ Transmission by Direct ContactContact transmission is the transfer of germsfrom one surface to another. This can includesurfaces, objects or people. A crosscontaminationfrom surfaces to eyes, nose, mouth, hands or skincan occur. This is why cleaning and disinfecting surface contact points is important.

    Illnesses spread by contact transmission include staph infections and Hepatitis A. HIV and Hepatitis B are also spread by direct contact with blood or otherpotentially infectious body fluids.

  • The Basic Rule:Wear Appropriate PPEWear Hand ProtectionSkin ProtectionEye ProtectionRespiratory Protection

  • Hand ProtectionWear appropriate glovesInspect gloves before useDiscard damaged gloves immediatelyKeep gloves washed and cleanWash hands frequently when working with chemicals

  • Use Proper PPE!Use your head not your hands!


  • Skin ProtectionCover exposed skin like arms and legsRemove and launder contaminated clothing immediatelyEliminate processes that expose skin to chemicals or pathogenic organismsWash contaminated areas promptly using soap and water

  • Eye ProtectionGlasses with side shieldsGogglesFace Mask

  • Respiratory ProtectionProvide adequate ventilationDont atomize or spray fine mists into airStay within OSHA TWA/TLV guidelines

  • Guidelines for Chemical SafetyNever remove or deface labelsLabel all secondary containersNever mix chemicalsMeasure chemicals accuratelyAvoid spraying fine mistsWear PPE at all times during workNo food or drink while using chemicals

  • Some Additional Guidelines for Chemical SafetyStore chemicals safely and securelyNever store chemicals above eye levelNever take chemicals home from workDon't inhale chemicals from containerNever remove and leave lids off containersDon't allow access to chemicals by untrained or unauthorized personnel

  • Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)MSDS Answers Four Primary Questions1. What is the product?

    2. What should I do if a hazardous situation occurs?

    3. How can I prevent hazardous situations? 4. What other important information should I know?

  • Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)What is the product? Section 1--Product and Company ID Section 2--Composition and Ingredient Info Section 3--Hazards IdentificationAnswered in Sections 1-3 of the MSDS

  • Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)What should I do if a hazardous situation occurs?Section 4--First Aid Measures Section 5--Fire Fighting Measures Section 6--Accidental Release MeasuresAnswered in Sections 4-6 of the MSDS

  • Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)How can I prevent hazardous situations from occurring? Section 7--Handling and Storage Section 8--Exposure Controls & PPE Section 9--Physical & Chemical Properties Section 10-Stability and ReactivityAnswered in Sections 7-10 of the MSDS

  • Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)What other important information should I know about this product? Section 11--Toxicological InformationSection 12--Ecological InformationSection 13--Disposal ConsiderationsSection 14--Transport InformationSection 15--Regulatory InformationSection 16--Other InformationAnswered in Sections 11-16 of the MSDS


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