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Material Control Control and use of all materials that pose physical or health hazards: ► To lessen potential hazardous conditions that can cause serious injury or death, each facility shall develop strict operational procedures which govern and control the purchase, distribution, storage, use, and disposal of these materials. ► Safety Data Sheets (SDS) shall be readily available for all these materials utilized within the facility.
Key Definitions Health Hazard: ► A chemical which is classified as posing one of the following hazardous effects: acute toxicity (any route of exposure); skin corrosion or irritation; serious eye damage or eye irritation; respiratory or skin sensitization; germ cell mutagenicity; carcinogenicity; reproductive toxicity; specific target organ toxicity (single or repeated exposure); or aspiration hazard. Physical Hazard: ► A chemical that is classified as posing one of the following hazardous effects: explosive; flammable (gases, aerosols, liquids, or solids); oxidizer (liquid, solid, or gas); self-reactive; pyrophoric (liquid or solid); self-heating; organic peroxide; corrosive to metal; gas under pressure; or in contact with water emits flammable gas.
Safety Data Sheets (SDS) The SDS is used by chemical manufacturers and vendors to convey hazard information to users: ► SDSs should be obtained when a chemical is purchased. ► A chemical inventory list and SDS for each chemical are required to be maintained by all facilities.
Reading the SDS Information on the SDS is organized in 16 sections as follows: ► Section 1: Identification includes product identifier; manufacturer or distributor name, address, phone number; emergency phone number; recommended use; restrictions on use. ► Section 2: Hazard(s) identification includes all hazards regarding the chemical; required label elements. ► Section 3: Composition/information on ingredients includes information on chemical ingredients; trade secret claims.
Reading the SDS (cont’d) ► Section 4: First-aid measures include important symptoms/effects, acute, delayed; required treatment. ► Section 5: Fire-fighting measures lists suitable extinguishing techniques, equipment; chemical hazards from fire. ► Section 6: Accidental release measures lists emergency procedures; protective equipment; proper methods of containment and cleanup. ► Section 7: Handling and storage lists precautions for safe handling and storage, including incompatibilities.
Reading the SDS (cont’d) ► Section 8: Exposure controls/personal protection lists OSHA’s Permissible Exposure Limits(PELs); Threshold Limit Values (TLVs); appropriate engineering controls; personal protective equipment (PPE). ► Section 9: Physical and chemical properties lists the chemical’s characteristics. ► Section 10: Stability and reactivity lists chemical stability and possibility of hazardous reactions. ► Section 11: Toxicological information includes routes of exposure; related symptoms, acute and chronic effects; numerical measures of toxicity.
Reading the SDS (cont’d) ► Section 12: Ecological information* ► Section 13: Disposal considerations* ► Section 14: Transport information* ► Section 15: Regulatory information* ► Section 16: Other information, includes the date of preparation or last revision. *Note: Since other Agencies regulate this information, OSHA will not be enforcing Sections 12 through 15 (29 CFR (g)(2)).
Spill Clean-Up ► Reference key sections 6, 7, and 8 of SDS before starting clean-up. ► Minor spills should be cleaned-up at the time of the spill: –Major spills may require special treatment, equipment, or emergency assistance (section 6 of SDS). –Only trained and qualified personnel should clean up spills. –Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as rubber gloves and goggles, shall be available to staff when dealing with hazardous materials (section 8 of SDS). –An approved spill kit should be readily available to all staff.
Spill Clean-Up (cont’d) Minor spills should be cleaned-up at the time of the spill: ► When necessary, report the chemical spill and call 911 if there are any injuries. ► When necessary, restrict access to the spill area. ► If the spilled chemical is flammable, make sure that there is no smoking in the area and turn off machinery and other power equipment.
Bloodborne Pathogens ► FIRST - Remember Universal Precautions! –All blood/body fluids should be treated as contaminated. ► Only trained personnel can perform clean up: –Utilize kits and PPE. ► Follow proper disposal of infectious waste procedures: –Laundry may require a different procedure. ► Wash hands after handling any blood/body fluids and after removing gloves.
Hand Washing Hand washing is the single most effective way to prevent the spread of infections: ► Wash your hands often and thoroughly, paying special attention to the area around and under your fingernails.
Hand Washing Wash Hands: ► When arriving to work. ► Before and after eating. ► After using the restroom. ► After removing gloves. ► Before leaving work at the end of the day. Gloves are not a substitute for routine hand washing – rather an added protection.
Disposal of Infectious Waste Infection Waste Disposal: ► Blood and body fluid spills are to be placed in a biohazard (red) trash bag. ► The bag is then placed in the appropriate container for its disposal.
Blood/Body Fluid Soiled Laundry Blood/Body Fluids: ► Linens and clothing contaminated with blood, excessive body fluids, or other potentially infectious materials should be handled as little as possible, with minimum agitation, to prevent exposure to personnel and environment. ► The contaminated laundry should then be placed in the appropriate bag, so that it is easily identifiable, and sent out to the laundry service.