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

2 Some items we need to discuss before the formal Hazard Communications presentation… 2

3 Hazardous Wastes Hazardous wastes must be disposed of legally and safely. Mercury batteries, Lithium Batteries and other rechargeable batteries are hazardous waste. Some things are not hazardous wastes: Alkaline Batteries Latex Paint Not Sure –Call Us 3

4 Blood born Pathogens 1. Blood born Pathogen standard and training is an annual requirement and will be provided to Affected employees 2. Universal precautions and body isolation techniques are required when handling blood or other potentially infected body fluids such as seamen, vaginal secretions, spinal fluid; or vomit or feces obviously contaminated with blood. 4

5 BBP, continued 3. All fluids are suspect until you know otherwise (which is unlikely). 4. Cleaning of blood or other potentially infected body fluids is a two step process. First clean up with hot, soapy water, second, disinfect with a 10% bleach and water solution. 5. There is a preventative inoculation series for Hepatitis B, 3 shots given over 3 months, available at no charge to the employee. 5

6 BBP, continued 6 6. If you are an affected employee, a written declination is required if you do not wish to receive the inoculations. However, you can revoke this declination at any time.

7 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 7

8 Your Right to Know about hazards In the workplace! 8

9 “Your Right to Know” OSHA created the Hazard Communication Standard to help ensure your safety when working with hazardous chemicals. In 2012 OSHA revised the HazCom Standard to be consistent with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

10 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Major Proposed Changes to the HCS Hazard Classification Labels Safety Data Sheets Information and Training 10

11 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 11

12 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Labels: Chemical manufacturers and importers will be 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. 12

13 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 13

14 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Information and Training: The GHS does not address training. However, the proposed HCS will require that workers are trained within two years of the publication of the final rule to facilitate recognition and understanding of the new labels and safety data sheets. 14

15 Globally Harmonized System (GHS) Pictograms 15 Compressed GasEnvironmental Hazard FlammableSensitizer ToxicChronic Health Hazard CorrosiveExplosive

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17 The NJ Worker & Community RTK Act Requires Education and Training Container Labeling Central file and other information resources SDS and NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets 17

18 Hazard Communication Standard Chemical Manufacturers Must: Determine a Chemical’s Hazards Provide Labels and SDSs Employers Must: Provide a Hazard Communication Program Maintain SDSs Train on Hazardous Materials

19 HazCom Standard (cont.) Employees Must: Read labels and SDSs Follow Employer Instructions and Warnings Identify Hazards Before Starting a Job Use the Appropriate Safety Procedures and Equipment Participate in Training

20 The Hazard Communications File Must Contain The University’s Hazard Communication Compliance Plan Current Right to Know Survey NJ Hazardous Substance List Safety Data Sheets NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets 20

21 Labeling Chemical Containers Require Labels Most Products Come in With Appropriate Labels and Information. Unlabeled Containers Must be Rejected and not Used or Opened. 21

22 Chemical Hazards There are two main hazard Types Physical Hazards Health Hazards 22

23 Physical Hazards Fire Hazards Flammables Combustibles Corrosives Acids Caustics Reactive Explosive 23

24 Health Hazards Carcinogen = Cancer Mutagen = DNA Changes Teratogen = Harms the Fetus/Child Through the Mother Poisons/Toxics 24

25 Effects of Exposure 25 “Acute” effects usually occur rapidly as a result of short-term exposures, and are of short duration. “Chronic” effects generally occur as a result of long-term exposure, and are of long duration

26 Routes of exposure 1. Inhalation 2. Skin Absorption 3. Ingestion 4. Injection 26

27 Exposure Control Recognize the Potential Hazards with the Chemical Evaluate the Hazard(s) with the Intended use Control the Exposure – Choose Best Method Remember: [Dose + Time = Toxic Effect] Goal is to Lower One or the Other or Both 27

28 Control Methods 1. Material Substitution 2. Method Substitution 3. Ventilation 4. Isolation 5. Workplace Practices 6. Training 7. Personal Protective Equipment 28

29 PPE Discussion Limitations of: Gloves, goggles, and safety glasses Select the correct type for hazard involved and task to be accomplished. “One Type” doesn't’ fit all 29



32 What is the Best Method to Reduce Exposure? Avoidance! 32


34 Safety Data Sheet Discussion Differences Between a SDS and a NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet 1. SDS is Furnished by Maker of the Hazardous Chemical or Mixture 2. A NJ Hazardous Substance Fact Sheet is Furnished By the State of New Jersey Only on a Single Chemical 34

35 Using a Safety Data Sheet Manufacture? Product Use? Ingredients? Fire Hazard? First Aid? Disposal? 35 Color? Smell? PPE? Reactions? CAS#?

36 Feel free to contact the University Environmental Health and Safety Office X 5105 36

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