Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION (HAZCOM) STANDARD 29 CFR 1910.1200 FOR TULANE LABORATORY OR

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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION (HAZCOM) STANDARD 29 CFR 1910.1200 FOR TULANE LABORATORY OR FACILITY EMPLOYEES WHO WORK WITH OR AROUND CHEMICALS January, 2005
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) OBJECTIVES Employees shall learn about Tulanes written Hazard Communication Plan Employees shall learn how to report and the reasons for reporting their chemical inventory Employees shall learn about proper container labeling Employees shall learn about Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and how to obtain them Employees shall learn how to find information on chemicals they may encounter on the job and how to protect themselves
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD States You Have a Right to Know about Chemical Hazards in the Workplace and How to Protect Yourself Tulane has a Written Hazard Communication Plan located in the OEHS Policies and Procedures Manual (see the OEHS website www.som.tulane.edu/oehs) A Supervisors Guide to the OSHA Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Standard is available on the OEHS Website under the Chemical Safety Link
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) OSHA HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD Under the OSHA HAZCOM standard, manufacturers of chemicals are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce and transmit that information to customers on labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) EXEMPTIONS FROM HAZCOM OSHA HAZCOM deals with chemical hazards. Other agencies such as the EPA or the FDA cover some of these other products. RADIATION BIOHAZARDS HAZARDOUS WASTE OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS DRUGS IN SOLID FORM FIRST AID SUPPLIES COSMETICS FOOD AND BEVERAGES WOOD PRODUCTS CONSUMER PRODUCTS (Depending on quantity or frequency of use such as cleansers) ARTICLES (such as clothing)
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) SUBMITTING ANNUAL CHEMICAL INVENTORIES Electronic submission (Excel, Paradox, Access or other delimited format) of your annual chemical inventory database/spreadsheet to OEHS is preferred, although OEHS does accept paper copies. A sample chemical inventory form is available on the OEHS website www.som.tulane.edu/oehs under the Chemical Safety link. Submit your database or spreadsheet annually to: pfatlan@tulane.edu or jfolse@tulane.edu.www.som.tulane.edu/oehspfatlan@tulane.edu jfolse@tulane.edu
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) SUBMITTING ANNUAL CHEMICAL INVENTORIES The Operations Committee is looking into alternative methods of reporting Chemical Inventory (such as BarCoding, Radio-Frequency Tagging, etc.) OEHS will keep you informed of any changes.
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) CHEMICAL INVENTORY FORM (Form available at www.som.tulane.edu/oehs under Chemical Safety link) Required Informationwww.som.tulane.edu/oehs Supervisor/PI Department Campus/Bldg/Rm # Date of Inventory Product/Chemical Name Manufacturer Have MSDS? (Y/N) CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) Number Product or Catalog Number Number of Containers Total amount of material & units (ml, g, lb) Container Type/Size (glass, plastic/ml, g, lb)
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) CHEMICAL INVENTORY FORM (Form available at www.som.tulane.edu/oehs under the Chemical Safety link)www.som.tulane.edu/oehs All information is important for regulatory reporting and must be submitted. If amounts vary on any given day, simply indicate the amount of each material that is available on the day the inventory is taken. Each chemical has a unique CAS number. Mixtures will have a CAS number for each chemical in the mixture. Some materials are trade secrets and will not list the CAS numbers. Submit as much information as you can. Previously submitted inventories can be obtained from OEHS for updating. Contact Pam Fatland.
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) PURPOSE OF UPDATING CHEMICAL INVENTORY To verify that you have the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) you need in the work area and so the OEHS library of MSDSs is complete Emergency Responders need inventory for emergencies, such as fires and spills, and for planning purposes To perform a hazard evaluation of the area, obtain appropriate PPE, verify proper storage and that containers are in good condition and not expired
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) PURPOSE OF UPDATING CHEMICAL INVENTORY Tulane is required to report inventory to local, state, and federal agencies such as the EPA, the State Police, and the Fire Department Fees based on the inventory must be paid to regulatory agencies (Example: City of New Orleans Hazardous Materials Tax which helps to support the Fire Depts HAZMAT unit)
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) CHEMICAL LABELS Required Information Full Chemical Name Physical and Health Hazards (Flammable, Corrosive, Toxic) Manufacturer Name/Address/Phone Number (on incoming containers)
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) CHEMICAL LABELS Required Information Labels are required on all incoming containers, all transfer containers that will be left for a period of time, and on all containers that will be used by more than one person You can label an entire shelf instead of each individual container if all containers on the shelf contain the same thing (Ex. specimen containers of ethanol) Labels must be legible, in English, and have the full name of the chemical spelled out (no symbols or abbreviations)
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) CHEMICAL LABELS Required Information The purpose of labeling is to identify the material and to become aware of the hazards and the methods of protection Sometimes OSHA requires special wording to appear on the label of certain chemicals or at the entrance to a regulated area (Ex. Formaldehyde containers must say Irritant and Potential Cancer Hazard)
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) More Chemical Label Information Sometimes labels contain other information that serve to enhance the hazard warnings and identify means of protection, such as: Signal Word (e.g., Danger, Warning, Caution) First Aid Procedures Handling & Storage (e.g., Avoid contact with Acids) Special Instructions (e.g., Keep out of reach of children, Use with adequate ventilation)
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) Chemical Labeling Systems Optional information which may be found on a container label: The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) uses a color-coded diamond with a numerical rating system to identify the degree of health (blue), fire (red), or reactivity (yellow) hazards associated with a chemical in a fire situation. A zero means minimal hazards whereas a four indicates severe hazards.
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) Chemical Labeling Systems Optional information which may be found on a container label: The National Paint and Coatings Association uses the Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS), a similar system of labeling which rates chemicals from zero to four on their health (blue), flammability (red), reactivity (yellow), and also gives personal protective equipment designations.
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) Chemical Labels OEHS has labels available for portable containers where you can write in the full name of the chemical and check off the physical and health hazards, as well as personal protective equipment. Use of these is optional. Contact Jay Folse of OEHS to request these labels: jfolse@tulane.edu.jfolse@tulane.edu
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) LABORATORY DOOR SIGNS Signage for laboratory doors stating the hazards found in the lab and emergency contact information are available from OEHS Door sign request forms available on OEHS website www.som.tulane.edu/oehs under the Chemical Safety link form can also be used for updates of current signs www.som.tulane.edu/oehs Signs contain stickers relating to hazards found in that laboratory (Example: Flammable, Corrosive, Water Reactive) Signs also contain authorized admittance/emergency contact information which should be used before entering a lab or during an emergency to contact appropriate personnel Copies of signage forms are kept in OEHS for emergency response purposes
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  • Tulane University - Office of Environmental Health & Safety (OEHS) DEFINITIONS Familiarize yourself with terms found on chemical labels/MSDSs Under MSDS link of OEHS Website www.som.tulane.edu/oehs see www.som.tulane.edu/oehs MSDS HyperGlossary - http://www.ilpi.com/msds/ref/ http://www.ilpi.com/msds/ref/
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