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1 Niagara Falls City School District Right To Know Prepared by Kevin Czaja Orleans Niagara BOCES

2 Hazard Communication Standard OSHA created the Hazard Communication Standard to help ensure your safety when working with hazardous chemicals. Hazard Communication involves the communication of hazards about chemicals to employees, also know as the Right To Know.

3 Hazard Communication Program Each school building has a written HazCom Program. This program is located in the Main Office of each building. Employers will: Provide training on hazardous materials Discuss labels Provide MSDS

4 Use Chemicals Safely Know the chemicals you are working with Know the hazards and how to protect yourself Store them properly Use correct personal protective equipment - PPE

5 Physical Hazards In Explosive Compressed Gases Flammable Combustible Liquid Chemicals May Be: Unstable Oxidizer Organic Peroxide Water-reactive

6 Health Hazards Chemicals can: Cause cancer Be Poisonous / Toxic Damage skin, internal organs, or nervous system Be corrosive – acids, alkalines Cause allergic reactions after repeated exposure

7 Chemicals May Enter The Body Through Inhalation Absorption Ingestion

8 Chemicals Affect the Body Chemicals that enter the body can affect your lungs, kidneys, and/or liver The effects can be acute or chronic

9 Read The Label Avoid mixing of chemicals unless directed Chemicals may react dangerously when mixed with other chemicals

10 Labels All containers must be labeled You should never have any unlabeled containers in your workplace!

11 Secondary Containers Must be appropriate for the chemical Be thoroughly rinsed as residue may cause a chemical reaction Never use food or beverage containers

12 Labeling of Secondary Containers Remove old label New Label: –Product name –Manufacturer's name –Hazards –PPE

13 Material Safety Data Sheet The MSDS is the primary source of information about hazardous chemicals used in your worksite Your employer must have an MSDS for every hazardous substance you use as part of your job The MSDS must be readily available in your workplace

14 Purpose of MSDS Communicate the hazards of the product to employees Potential health effects Physical and chemical characteristics Protective measures

15 MSDS Company Information Hazardous Ingredients Revision Date Fire and Explosion Data Health Hazard Data Reactivity Data Spill & Leak Procedures Special Protection Information Special Precautions

16 MSDS Chemical Inventory List Chemical inventories are updated annually MSDS and chemical inventory lists are kept in area where chemicals are found. Master copies are kept in the office of Supervisor / Assistant Supervisor of Operations and Maintenance

17 Chemical Storage Keep chemicals in a secured location Separate based on compatibility Store flammable/acidic material in approved flammable/acid storage cabinets

18 Chemical Exposure Treat immediately Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes Skin: Wash with soap and water Inhalation: Move to fresh air Swallowing: Get emergency medical assistance


20 The Bloodborne Pathogen Standard Required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1030 Schools are required to develop and implement an Exposure Control Plan to: –protect employees who are at risk for acquiring bloodborne diseases –protect those employees whose activities may involve contact with infectious body fluids

21 What is a Bloodborne Pathogen? Microorganisms that are carried in the blood that can cause disease in humans

22 Common Bloodborne Pathogen Diseases Hepatitis B Hepatitis C HIV

23 Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) HIV is the virus that leads to AIDS HIV depletes the immune system HIV does not survive well outside the body No threat on contracting HIV through casual contact

24 HIV is Spread Through Blood to blood exposure Transfusion of infected blood Sharing of needles Unprotected sexual intercourse Born of infected mother

25 Hepatitis C (HCV) Hepatitis C is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States Symptoms include: jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, intermittent nausea, vomiting May lead to chronic liver disease and death

26 Hepatitis B (HBV) Over 1 million people are infected Symptoms include: jaundice, fatigue, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, intermittent nausea, vomiting Vaccination available May lead to chronic liver disease, liver cancer, and death HBV can survive for at least one week in dried blood Symptoms can occur 1 - 9 months after exposure

27 Hepatitis B Vaccination Your school will offer the Hepatitis B Vaccination to the At Risk Personnel listed in the Exposure Control Plan Consent/Refusal Form for vaccination must be completed by At Risk Personnel Vaccine is provided at no cost to employees

28 Potentially Infectious Bodily Fluids Skin tissue, cell cultures Any other bodily fluid Blood Saliva Vomit Urine Semen or vaginal secretions

29 Transmission Potential Contact with another persons blood or bodily fluid that may contain blood Mucous membranes: eyes, mouth, nose Non-intact skin Contaminated sharps/needles

30 Your Exposure Potential Administering first aid Post-accident cleanup Janitorial or maintenance work Handling of any waste products

31 Universal Precautions Use of proper PPE Treat all blood and bodily fluids as if they are contaminated Proper cleanup and decontamination Disposal of all contaminated material in the proper manner

32 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Anything that is used to protect a person from exposure Latex or Nitrile gloves, goggles, CPR mouth barriers, aprons, respirators

33 PPE Rules to Remember Always check PPE for defects or tears before using If PPE becomes torn or defective remove and get new Remove PPE before leaving a contaminated area Do not reuse disposable equipment

34 Regulated Medical Waste Must Be Place in BioHazard Containers Liquid or semi-liquid blood or Other Potentially Infectious Material (OPIM) Contaminated items that could release blood Contaminated sharps in sharps container

35 Decontamination Do an initial wipe up Use disinfectant as per manufacturers directions Dispose of all blood / body fluid waste / towels in biohazard red containers PPE should also be removed and disposed of in biohazard red containers

36 Hand Washing Wash hands immediately after removing PPE Use an antibacterial soap A hand sanitizer can be used but wash with soap and water as soon as possible

37 Exposure Incident Response Contact with skin: wash exposed areas with antibacterial soap and running water Contact with eyes or mucous membranes: flush affected area with running water for at least 15 minutes Contact with clothing: remove contaminated clothing, wash underlying skin

38 Exposure Incident Response Report all accidents involving blood or bodily fluids immediately to your supervisor and/or nurse A Post-Exposure medical evaluation will be offered to any employee involved in an exposure incident

39 Post-Exposure Evaluation A Consent/Declination Form for Post-Exposure Incident Medical Evaluation must be completed after all exposure incidents If Consent Form is signed, the employer will make arrangements for that employee to seek medical evaluation

40 Recordkeeping Medical records include: Hepatitis B vaccination status Post-exposure evaluation and follow- up results Training records include: Training dates Contents of the training Signature of trainer and trainee

41 Location of the Exposure Control Plan Nurses office of each building Districts Nurse Practitioners Office Office of Supervisor / Assistant Supervisor of Operations and Maintenance

42 Questions Building Nurse Nurse Practitioner or Kevin Czaja - Safety Risk Specialist reachable through the office of Supervisor / Assistant Supervisor of Operations and Maintenance Please feel free to ask any questions about the material covered by contacting your: Prepared by Kevin Czaja Orleans Niagara BOCES

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