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SUNY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AT UTICA/ROME Environmental Health and Safety RIGHT-TO-KNOW HAZARD COMMUNICATION REFRESHER TRAINING FOR FACULTY & OFFICE STAFF
Close Encounters with Chemicals At Work and Home We encounter chemicals almost every day – Filling our vehicle with gasoline – Cleaning the bathroom – Applying pesticides or insecticides – Using solvents or acids at work Many chemicals can cause injury or illness if not handled properly.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION “GOALS” Right-To-Know chemical hazards PPE, first aid, spills/leaks Labels, MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) Quiz
NEW YORK STATE RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) as found in 29 CFR 1900.1200 is based on a simple concept – that employees have both a need and a right to know the hazards and properties of the chemicals they are exposed to when working. Such employees will make knowledgeable decisions and support protective measures such as product substitutions, engineered improvements and use administrative controls and Personal Protective Equipment.
NYS Right-to-Know continued NYS Public Sector Employees are also subject to the NYS Right-to-Know law and Regulations. Together these require Material Safety Data Sheets for all products used on the SUNYIT Campus. You have a RIGHT-T0-KNOW about the hazardous chemicals you use on the job and how to work safety with those chemicals.
RIGHT-TO-KNOW HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS MUST: Determine a chemical’s hazards Provide labels and MSDSs EMPLOYERS MUST: Provide a hazard communication program Maintain MSDSs Train on hazardous materials
RIGHT-TO-KNOW HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD (CONTINUED) EMPLOYEES MUST: – Read labels and MSDSs – Follow employer instructions and warnings – Identify hazards before starting a job – Participate in training
CHEMICAL HAZARDS PHYSICAL HAZARDS: Flammable Explosive Reactive HEALTH HAZARDS: Corrosive Toxic
ROUTES OF ENTRY SKIN AND EYE CONTACT INHALATION SWALLOWING PENETRATION – (skin absorption)
CHEMICAL EXPOSURE DOSAGE-The amount of a Chemical/Product that can cause illness or death. ACUTE-Immediate or short term affect. CHRONIC-Long term affect.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) Dust masks and respirators Glasses, goggles and faceshields Hearing protection Gloves Foot protection Head protection Aprons or full-body suits
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FIRST AID EYES : – FLUSH WITH WATER FOR 15 MINUTES SKIN: – WASH WITH SOAP AND WATER INHALATION: – MOVE TO FRESH AIR SWALLOWING: – GET EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
SPILLS & LEAKS Evacuate the area Notify EH&S at ext. 7101 or University Police at ext. 7111 Remove ignition sources (if safe to do so) Stay away
THE IMPORTANCE OF “LABELS” THE IDENTITY OF THE CHEMICAL OR MATERIAL NAME, ADDRESS & EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBER OF THE MANUFACTURER PHYSICAL AND HEALTH HAZARDS SPECIAL HANDLING INSTRUCTIONS BASIC PPE RECOMMENDATIONS FIRST AID, FIRE RESPONSE, SPILL CLEAN-UP
NFPA LABELING SYSTEM NFPA=National Fire Protection Association BLUE = Health RED = Flammability YELLOW = Reactivity WHITE = Other hazards or special handling 0 -(no hazard) 4 -(extreme hazard)
Material Safety Data Sheet Program Reading the MSDS’s MSDS locations Departments Environmental Health & Safety 3-Ring Binder’s identified as MSDS’s
Material Safety Data Sheets Provide detailed information about a chemical or product Chemical & manufacturer identity Hazardous ingredients Physical and chemical characteristics Fire, explosion and reactivity
Material Safety Data Sheets (cont) HEALTH HAZARDS – Routes of entry – Exposure Levels (PEL or TLV) – Symptoms of exposure – First-aid and emergency information
Material Safety Data Sheets (cont) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Safe handling and storage Spills and leaks Compliance issues
RIGHT-TO-KNOW Hazard Communication Summary Identify chemical hazards by reading labels and MSDSs Follow warnings and instructions; ask your supervisor or if in doubt, call EHS @ 7101 Use the correct personal protective equipment Practice sensible, safe work habits Learn emergency procedures