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1 Hazard Communication Awareness Training Your Right to Know & Understand

2 Five Stages of the Program Safety Data Sheets Labeling & Marking SystemsEmployee TrainingWritten PlanChemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

3 Identification Hazard(s) Identification Information on Ingredients First Aid Measures Fire-Fighting Measures Accidental Release Information Handling & Storage Exposure Controls/PPE Physical & Chemical Properties Stability & Reactivity Toxicological & Health Effects Ecological Information Disposal Considerations Transport Information Regulatory Information Other Information Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Oklahoma State University

4 Your employer must have an SDS for every hazardous substance you use as part of your job. If you request to see a copy of an SDS for a product you use, and your employer cannot provide it after one working day, you may refuse to use that product or work in an area where it is being used. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Your Rights If you request your own personal copy of an SDS, your employer has 15 days to provide it. These SDSs must be available to you the entire time you are in the workplace. Oklahoma State University

5 Five Stages of the Program Safety Data Sheets Labeling & Marking Systems Employee TrainingWritten PlanChemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

6 NFPA Diamonds HMLS Labels Uniform Laboratory Hazard Signage System Labeling & Marking Systems Oklahoma State University

7 Labeling & Marking Systems NFPA Diamonds Color coded, numerical rating system Will be located near main entrances, fire alarm panels, or on outside entrance doors Provide at-a-glance hazard information Oklahoma State University

8 Labeling & Marking Systems NFPA Diamonds Blue = Health Blue = Health Red = Flammability Red = Flammability Yellow = Instability White = Special Hazard Information Oklahoma State University

9 Labeling & Marking Systems NFPA Diamonds 4 = Deadly Hazard 4 = Deadly Hazard 3 = Severe Hazard 3 = Severe Hazard 2 = Moderate Hazard 2 = Moderate Hazard 1 = Slight Hazard 1 = Slight Hazard 0 = No Hazard 0 = No Hazard Oklahoma State University

10 Labeling & Marking Systems HMLS Labels Designed to go on individual containers of products that dont have the manufacturers labels Same color code/numerical rating system as the NFPA diamonds Oklahoma State University

11 Labeling & Marking Systems HMLS Labels Blue = Health Blue = Health Red = Flammability Red = Flammability Yellow = Instability White = Personal Protective Equipment or Special protection information Uses same numerical rating of 0-4 Oklahoma State University

12 Labeling & Marking Systems HMLS Labels You should never have any unattended or unlabeled containers in your workplace! Oklahoma State University

13 Labeling & Marking Systems Uniform Laboratory Signage Located on laboratory and chemical storage area doors Pictographs depict worst hazards present in lab or area Oklahoma State University

14 Labeling & Marking Systems Uniform Laboratory Signage. Always check with the appropriate personnel (lab manager, chemical hygiene officer, etc.) before performing work or maintenance in a laboratory! Oklahoma State University

15 Labeling & Marking Systems Manufacturer Requirements Pictogram Signal Word Hazard & Precautions Product Identifier Supplier Information Oklahoma State University

16 Five Stages of the Program Safety Data SheetsLabeling & Marking Systems Employee Training Written PlanChemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

17 Training is required: Within the first 30 days of employment Whenever new hazards are introduced Annually Employee Training Requirements Oklahoma State University

18 Training must cover: Requirements of regulations Location and availability of SDSs Hazardous chemicals used in the workplace Method to detect release Physical and health hazards Measures for personal protection Details and location of the written plan Oklahoma State University

19 Five Stages of the Program Safety Data SheetsLabeling & Marking SystemsEmployee Training Written Plan Chemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

20 You have a right to possess your own copy of OSUs written hazard communication plan, which is OSU Policy #3-0535. It is available from EHS (744-7241) or online at http://ehs.okstate.edu Hazard Communication The Written Plan Oklahoma State University

21 Part of the Written Plan is the Employee Exposure Report (EER) Form. If you are exposed to a hazardous substance at work, you should report it to your supervisor, who will file an EER with the Environmental Health & Safety Department. The form is available from EHS (744-7241) or online at http://ehs.okstate.edu/forms Hazard Communication The Written Plan Oklahoma State University

22 Five Stages of the Program Safety Data SheetsLabeling & Marking SystemsEmployee TrainingWritten Plan Chemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

23 Federal law requires an inventory of all chemicals on the OSU campus, and that it be updated at least annually. Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

24 This list is used to determine correct signage for rooms and buildings, and is made available to the fire department for their use during emergencies. Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

25 OSU uses the online chemical inventory program Chemical Safety Assistant. Contact the EHS Department to gain access. Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

26 Required Information Building/Room/Location of the chemical Name of the chemical Physical State of the chemical Number and size of the container(s) Additional Information CAS number Type of container Manufacturer Date of receipt, date opened, expiration date Location of the SDS Contact information & Comments Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List Oklahoma State University

27 Hazard Communication Be SAFE – not sorry


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