Presentation on theme: "What is the Purpose of OSHA?"— Presentation transcript:
1What is the Purpose of OSHA? What Is OSHA?What is the Purpose of OSHA?
2What is OSHA? Stands for Occupational and Safety Health Administration How Long has OSHA been around?It was founded in 1970 as an agency for the United States Department of Labor
3What is the Purpose of OSHA? Main mission is to prevent workplace illness, injury, or death.Sets and regulates health and safety guidelines that all business must follow.Failure to comply with OSHA standards may result in fines and the possible closure of your business.
4WHY OSHA?Before 1970:Job related accidents accounted for more than 14,000 worker deaths.Nearly 2.5 million workers were disabled.10 times as many “sick days” were lost from job-related disabilities as from strikes.Estimated new cases of occupational diseases totaled 300,000 cases.
5Is OSHA Working?Since 1970;The work-fatality rate has been cut to more than halfReduced the overall injury rate in the workplace by 37%Reduced trenching and excavation fatalities and injuries by 35%
6Who Runs OSHA? Administered through the Department of Labor (DOL) The DOL regulates and enforces more than 180 federal laws.Guidelines and standards are set to protect all employees and their employers under Federal Government authority
7OSHA Guidelines and Standards OSHA standards fall into four categories:AgriculturalIndustrialMaritime“of the sea, or shipping”Construction
8OSHA and the MSDS Requirements The requirements for MSDSs are found in paragraph (g) of 29 CFR of the OSHA regulationsOSHA requires that MSDS sheets must be developed for hazardous chemicals used in the workplaceMSDS = Material Safety Data Sheets
9MSDS RequirementsThey are required as a part of any compliance obligation to be available and displayed prominently in the workplace.They must be written in English and contain:The name of the chemicalThe chemical and common names of the substanceA listing of the ingredientsA list of known carcinogens or other known hazardsAny specific hazards
10Contents of the MSDS Required Information Chemical properties There is no specific format for the MSDS but it must contain the required informationRequired InformationChemical propertiesProtective measuresHealth hazardsFlammability dataReactivity with other chemicalsContact information of the manufacturer.
11How Do You Read an MSDS Sheet? Let’s look an the MSDS for Agarose
12The RTK LabelThe Right – To – Know Label is the most popular
13National Fire Protection Association The NFPA DiamondNational Fire Protection Association
14The HMIS LabelThe HMIS label was developed by the National Paint and Coating Association (NPCA)The Hazardous Materials Identification System
15HMIS InformationThe HMIS Label provides in formation on the type of personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be used when handling the material.Letters are used to indicate what combination of PPE should be used.Letters: A- K and X
16Label the Diamond for Benzene Let’s Give it a TryLabel the Diamond for Benzene