Presentation on theme: "Anyone who works directly with or even near Hazardous Chemicals has the right to know of the hazards those chemicals present and how to protect themselves."— Presentation transcript:
Anyone who works directly with or even near Hazardous Chemicals has the right to know of the hazards those chemicals present and how to protect themselves.
Understand your right to know and why it’s important. Know when and where you can be exposed to Hazards Know how to identify chemicals by looking at labels Understand what an MSDS is and how to use one Understand labeling requirements and procedures Understand our company policy
An MSDS is a written breakdown of the physical hazards of a chemical or product developed by the manufacturer. The information provided will include: Name of the product Reactivity with other substances Fire and explosion risks Health hazards Control measures and handling procedures
MSDS sheets may be should be readily available to any potentially exposed employee. Each plant should have a binder that contains the MSDS sheets for all chemicals and products at that location. This binder should be kept in the batch office or near the employee right to know area. Ask your plant manager where the MSDS binder for your plant is located. If your binder is missing sheets or you are introduced to a new product or chemical, contact the manufacturer for a copy of the MSDS or have them drop one off when the product is delivered. If you need further assistance, please notify the Safety Department.
OSHA requires any and all products to be correctly labeled and identifiable. If you have any containers at your plant that are not labeled, you should notify the Safety Department immediately. Other labeling requirements consist of: Common name for the product Name/address of the manufacturer Overview of physical/health hazards
Labels may also contain colors and numbers to identify the products hazards. Such colors and numbers are as follows: 0= Minimal hazardFire Hazard 1= Slight hazardReactivity Hazard 2= Moderate hazardHealth Hazard 3= Serious hazardSpecific/Corrosion Hazard 4= Severe hazard
If you come across a container that has no label or you don’t know what a chemical or product is, Notify the safety department immediately. If a container has product and no label, place a label on the container that reads “unknown product, do not disturb”. Notify the Safety department who will make arrangements for disposal.
Notify the Safety Department for disposal of any chemical or product. Never pour a product or chemical out, or down a drain. Heavy fines and/or criminal charges are some of the consequences for illegal disposal of a chemical or product.