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Hazard Communication

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Samuel Cantu

on 27 April 2016

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Transcript of Hazard Communication

Hazard Communication
Right to Know
29 CRF 1910.1200
Hazardous Materials Identification System
Used for each chemical.

Hazard Index
Indicates severity level

Personal Protection Index
Indicates the level of PPE required to handle the chemical

Being Replaced by Global Harmonized System
32 Million Workers
work with and are potentially exposed to one or more chemical hazards
chemical products exist
Hundreds more are introduced annually

Chemical exposure
may cause or contribute to serious health effects to the heart, nervous system, kidney, & lungs

Even sterility, cancer, burns, and rashes can result

Some chemicals have the potential to cause fires, explosions, or other
serious accidents
Ensure employers and employees know about work hazards and how to protect themselves from injury due to hazardous chemicals
Written Program
Container Labeling
Safety Data Sheets
Required to
Ensure all employers receive the information they need to inform and train their employees
Provides necessary hazard information to employees
Labels and other forms of warning
Chemical Safety Data Sheets
Employee information and training
Safety Data Sheets
16 sections used to describe:
Identification and Common Name
Physical Hazards
Health Hazards
Routes of Exposure
PPE for Handling/Use
Emergency/First Aid
Control Measures
Exposure Limits
Must be accessible to employees in the work area
Must be in English
Formally Material Safety Data Sheets
CONTACT chemical manufacturer or supplier to obtain any missing Safety Data Sheets
Each container of hazardous chemicals entering workplace must be labeled:
Identity of Chemical
Hazard Warnings
Name and Address of responsible party
Can be used to find chemical data sheets
Sample Label/Sticker
The two primary hazards with flammable and combustible liquids are explosion and fire

The use of approved equipment and practices is required for safety handling and storage
Flashpoint < 100F
Flashpoint >100F
the minimum temperature at which a liquid gives off enough vapor to form an ignitable mixture
Generally lower flashpoints are greater hazards
Examples with Flashpoint:
Flammable Liquids
Gasoline, -45 F
Acetone, 0 F
Toluene, 40 F
Combustible Liquids
Kerosene, 110-150 F
Ethylene Glycol, 232 F
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