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1 Rowan University New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Training 1

2 The EHS Office Hazardous Waste (SDS) Safety Data Sheets Environmental Issues Work Place Safety Training and Inspections

3 Hazardous Waste Light Bulbs Chemical Waste Paints and Solvents Pesticides, Herbicides and Fertilizers Automotive and machinery waste Batteries and other Waste

4 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Major Proposed Changes to the HCS Hazard Classification Labels Safety Data Sheets Information and Training 4

5 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Hazard Classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures Signal Words include Danger and Warning 5

6 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to provide a label that includes a harmonized signal word, pictogram, and hazard statement for each hazard class and category. Precautionary statements must also be provided. All unlabeled containers must be rejected and not used or opened 6

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8 (SDS) Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Safety Data Sheets will replace the old (MSDS) Material Safety Data Sheets according to the (GHS) Global Harmonized System. A central File is kept in the EHS office. Each building needs to have all the chemicals stored in that building on file.

9 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Safety Data Sheets: Will now have a specified 16- section format Sections 11-15 Are not enforced by OSHA but are still important. These discuss Aquatic toxicity, Soil resilience and other topics governed by different agencies 9


11 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Pictograms 11 Compressed GasEnvironmental Hazard FlammableSensitizer ToxicChronic Health Hazard CorrosiveExplosive

12 Environmental Issues The EHS office also deals with environmental issues such as… Water Releases and moister/ humidity that may result in Microbial Amplification. All Asbestos related concerns

13 The Role of Moisture Mold needs water to grow Liquid Water Water Vapor impacting surfaces Other growth requirements are met in every building The only component that can be reasonably controlled is moisture Nutrient Fungal Spores Moisture Temperature Hillmann Environmental Group, LLC

14 Mold Overview Wide variety of molds may be present in building materials Common ones include: Alternaria Aspergillus Penicillium Stachybotrys We look at “Microbial Amplification” Includes Mold, Mildew, Fungus, Mushrooms, Bacteria, Algae, etc. 14

15 Mold Overview Actual fungal infection in construction is rare (e.g. aspergillosis, histoplasmosis) Most infected persons have only minor symptoms and recover naturally Small percentage of the population (@ 5%) may suffer more severe infections Persons usually have pre-existing condition that makes them susceptible (e.g. immune system impairment) 15

16 Mold Overview Adverse effects Runny nose, dermatitis and headaches to aggravation of asthma, allergic reactions and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Toxic effects have only been observed in laboratory settings. Indoor environments cannot present this level of exposure. Exceptions-Silos, post disaster conditions, confined spaces 16

17 Mold Overview Current medical tests can only document exposure to fungi has occurred. Tests cannot determine source, place, or time of exposure. Exposure to fungi occurs naturally in both the indoor and outdoor environments Medical tests are of limited use. 17

18 Asbestos Awareness We have asbestos containing materials in the older campus buildings. Most in public areas is VAT. There are specific procedures to use when working on VAT Mechanical or machine rooms may have pipe insulation and fittings. If found damaged notify the Safety Office Conclusion: If you are not sure…Don’t Touch it!! Call us with any questions 18

19 Job Hazard Analysis The process that studies a job to determine the hazards involved and the procedures. Personal Protective Equipment Other means of completing the job safely

20 Training Blackboard – On Line courses Documentation Weekly Tool Box Talks

21 Feel free to contact the University Environmental Health and Safety Office X 5105 21

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