Presentation on theme: "Oklahoma State University Hazard Communication"— Presentation transcript:
1Oklahoma State University Hazard Communication Your Right to Know and to Understand
2Five Stages of the Program Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)Labeling and Marking SystemsEmployee TrainingWritten PlanChemical Inventory List (CIL)
3Oklahoma State University Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets
4Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets IdentificationHazard(s) IdentificationInformation on IngredientsFirst Aid MeasuresFire-Fighting MeasuresAccidental Release InformationHandling & StorageExposure Controls/PPEPhysical & Chemical PropertiesStability & ReactivityToxicological & Health EffectsEcological InformationDisposal ConsiderationsTransport InformationRegulatory InformationOther Information
5Safety Data Sheets: Your Rights 1. Your employer must have an SDS for every hazardous substance you use as part of your job.
6Safety Data Sheets: Your Rights 2. These SDSs must be available to you the entire time you are in the workplace.
7Safety Data Sheets: Your Rights 3. 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.
8Safety Data Sheets: Your Rights 4. If you request your own personal copy of an SDS, your employer has 15 days to provide it.
9Oklahoma State University Hazard Communication Labeling and Marking Systems
10Labeling and Marking Systems NFPA DiamondsHMLS LabelsUniform Laboratory Hazard Signage System
11Labeling and Marking Systems NFPA Diamonds Color coded, numerical rating systemWill be located near main entrances, fire alarm panels, or on outside entrance doorsProvide at-a-glance hazard information
12Labeling and Marking Systems NFPA Diamonds Blue = HealthRed = FlammabilityYellow = InstabilityWhite = Special hazard information
13Labeling and Marking Systems NFPA Diamonds 4= Deadly Hazard3= Severe Hazard2= Moderate Hazard1= Slight Hazard0= No Hazard
14Labeling and Marking Systems HMLS Labels Designed to go on individual containers of products that don’t have the manufacturer’s labelsSame color code/numerical rating system as the NFPA diamonds
15Labeling and Marking Systems HMLS Labels Blue = HealthRed = FlammabilityYellow = InstabilityWhite = Personal Protective Equipment or special protection informationNumerical Rating of 0-4
16Labeling and Marking Systems HMLS Labels You should never have any unattended, unlabeled containers in your workplace!
17Labeling and Marking Systems Uniform Laboratory Signage Located on laboratory and chemical storage area doorsPictographs depict worst hazards present in lab or area
18Labeling and 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!
19Labeling and Marking Systems Manufacturer Requirements PictogramSignal WordHazard & PrecautionsProduct IdentifierSupplier Information
20Oklahoma State University Hazard Communication Employee Training
21Hazard Communication Employee Training Training is required:Within the first 30 days of employmentWhenever new hazards are introducedAnnually
22Hazard Communication Employee Training The training must cover:Requirements of regulationsLocation and availability of SDSsHazardous chemicals used in the workplaceMethod to detect releasePhysical and health hazardsMeasures for personal protectionDetails and location of the written plan
23Oklahoma State University Hazard Communication The Written Plan
24Hazard Communication The Written Plan You have a right to possess your own copy of OSU’s written hazard communications plan, which is OSU Policy #
25Hazard Communication The Written Plan It is available from EHS ( )or online at:
26Hazard Communication The Written Plan Chemical Inventory Lists (CILs) will also be required from your department.
27Hazard Communication The Written Plan If you are exposed to a hazardous substance at work, you should report it to your supervisor who will complete an “Employee Exposure Report Form”
28Oklahoma State University Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List
29Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List Federal law requires an inventory of all chemicals on the OSU campus, and that it be updated at least annually.
30Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List 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.
31Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List OSU uses the online chemical inventory program “Chemical Safety Assistant.”Contact the EHS Department to gain access.
32Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List The online inventory must have the following information:
33Hazard Communication Chemical Inventory List RequiredBuilding/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 SDS Contact information & Comments
34Oklahoma State University Hazard Communication BE SAFE,NOT SORRY!