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1 Geneva College Hazard Communication Program Presentation Design 2005, 2012 Zywave, Inc. All rights reserved.

2 Hazard Communication: Agenda In today s session, we will discuss the following: - Our Hazard Communication Program - Hazards of chemicals - Exposure control methods - Labels - Hazardous chemical list - Safety data sheets - Safe handling of chemicals - Chemicals used within our facility

3 Hazard Communication: What is it? The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard requires Geneva College to establish a hazard communication program to transmit information on the hazards of chemicals to our employees by means of labels on containers, Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and training programs. Implementation of these hazard communication programs will ensure all employees have the "right-to-know" the hazards and identities of the chemicals they work with, and will reduce the incidence of chemically-related occupational illnesses and injuries.

4 Hazard Communication Program Geneva College Human Resources Office maintains a written Hazard Communication Program You have a right to review the written program, the Hazardous Chemical List and SDS for our facility. Questions regarding chemicals can be referred to Dr. Kerry McMahon. Please talk to the Human Resources Office for further information

5 Safety Data Sheets SDS are documents that provide information about the chemicals in our facility Information contained in the SDS includes:

6 SDS Sample SDS are useful for the following: Learning potential hazards Determine safe handling procedures Emergency response (example: send a copy along with an employee going to the doctor after an accident)

7 Hazard Control Methods Substitute less hazardous chemicals Implement engineering controls, such as closed processes or ventilation that reduces the exposure Use administrative controls, such as training employees to properly handle the chemical or using work rules to control exposure time Require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as goggles, rubber gloves, etc.

8 Container Labels Container labels link back to the SDS always check the SDS for more complete information Take the time to read and understand labels You are responsible for: Replacing labels that are damaged or missing Storing containers so that the label is visible

9 Container labels All chemical containers must be labeled with Product Identifier: The chemical s name and a list of the substance(s) it contains. Supplier Information: Name, address and phone number of the chemical s manufacturer or supplier. Pictogram: A symbol inside a diamond with a red border, denoting a particular hazard class. Precautionary Statement: One or more phrases that describe recommended measures to be taken to minimize or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical or improper storage or handling of a hazardous chemical. Signal words: A single word used to indicate the relative level of severity of the hazard and alert the reader to a potential hazard on the label. The signal words used are "danger" and "warning." "Danger" is used for the more severe hazards, while "warning" is used for less severe hazards. Hazard Statement: A phrase assigned to each hazard category; examples include harmful if swallowed, highly flammable liquid and vapor, etc.

10 Sample Label Product Identifier Supplier Information Pictogram Signal words Hazard Statement Precautionary Statement

11 Pictograms HEALTH HAZARD GAS CYLINDER FLAME OVER CIRCLE FLAME CORROSION ENVIRONMENT EXCLAMATION MARK EXPLODING BOMB SKULL & CROSSBONES The final rule requires containers shipped six months after the information is available to be labeled correctly.

12 Flame over Circle Oxidizers Definition: substance that is not necessarily combustible, but may, generally by yielding oxygen, cause or contribute to the combustion of other material. [1] 12

13 Flame Flammables Pyrophorics (ignites in air) Self-Heating Emits Flammable Gas Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides 13

14 Exploding Bomb Explosives Self-Reactives Organic Peroxides 14

15 Skull and Crossbones Acute Toxicity (fatal or toxic) 15

16 Corrosion Skin Corrosion/Burns Eye Damage Corrosive to Metals 16

17 Gas Cylinder Gases Under Pressure

18 Health Hazard Carcinogen Mutagenicity (damages DNA) Reproductive Toxicity Respiratory Sensitizer Target Organ Toxicity Aspiration Toxicity

19 Environment Aquatic Toxicity (Non-Mandatory)

20 Exclamation Mark Irritant (skin and eye) Skin Sensitizer Acute Toxicity Narcotic Effects Respiratory Tract Irritant Hazardous to Ozone Layer (Non- Mandatory)

21 Hazardous Chemical List We maintain a master list of all hazardous chemicals used in our facility on MyGeneva/Staff/Human Resources/Safety. This list is useful for the following: To identify the hazardous chemicals in our facility To list available SDS To assist in finding a specific SDS Hard copy Safety Data Sheets are kept in the departments in which those chemical are used. Online accessed to SDS sheets can be found at msdsxchange.com

22 Hazardous Chemical List

23 Your Right to Know Each employee in our facility will: 1. Be informed that the Hazardous Chemical List is on MyGeneva with a SDS weblink; 2. Have the right to review the Hazardous Chemical List and the SDS file; 3. Be able to ask their supervisor or the program administrator (Dr. Kerry McMahon) for additional information; and 4. Have questions answered regarding safe chemical use so that accidents do not occur.

24 Tips for Safe Handling Always read instructions, labels and Safety Data Sheets - if you do not understand, ask for clarification Never mix chemicals unless directed to do so Wear the required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Store, handle and dispose of chemicals properly follow the rules learned during training Wash your hands after the job is complete Know the emergency procedures

25 Review A list of Chemicals used in our facility is located on MyGeneva. Safety Data Sheets provide: The hazards of these chemicals Methods to identify a spill or release PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Equipment and procedures Storage and disposal Our emergency procedures Missing a label? Contact HR Questions

26 On-the-job Training If your job uses chemicals regularly, your supervisor will provide on the job training and demonstration for chemicals in your department including: PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) Equipment Handling procedures Clean-up Storage Emergency review If you job doesn t ordinarily use chemicals, ask your supervisor for information & training if you encounter any chemicals. You will be asked to demonstrate your understanding of proper handling before being assigned to work without direct supervision

27 Conclusion Hazard Communication assures our right to know what chemicals we use, their hazards and how to safely handle them You have received training that assures you have the tools to handle chemicals safely The Hazardous Chemical List and the SDS file are available to you on MyGeneva Avoid the accidents that hurt handle chemicals safely!

28 For More Information For more information regarding Hazard Communication or other safety issues please contact: The Program Administrator: Dr. Kerry McMahon

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