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Title: What Is OSHA?


1
What Is OSHA?
  • What is the Purpose of OSHA?

2
What 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

3
What 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.

4
WHY 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.

5
Is OSHA Working?
  • Since 1970
  • The work-fatality rate has been cut to more than
    half
  • Reduced the overall injury rate in the workplace
    by 37
  • Reduced trenching and excavation fatalities and
    injuries by 35

6
Who 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

7
OSHA Guidelines and Standards
  • OSHA standards fall into four categories
  • Agricultural
  • Industrial
  • Maritime
  • of the sea, or shipping
  • Construction

8
OSHA and the MSDS Requirements
  • The requirements for MSDSs are found in paragraph
    (g) of 29 CFR 1910.1200 of the OSHA regulations
  • OSHA requires that MSDS sheets must be developed
    for hazardous chemicals used in the workplace
  • MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets

9
MSDS Requirements
  • They 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 chemical
  • The chemical and common names of the substance
  • A listing of the ingredients
  • A list of known carcinogens or other known
    hazards
  • Any specific hazards

10
Contents of the MSDS
  • There is no specific format for the MSDS but it
    must contain the required information
  • Required Information
  • Chemical properties
  • Protective measures
  • Health hazards
  • Flammability data
  • Reactivity with other chemicals
  • Contact information of the manufacturer.

11
How Do You Read an MSDS Sheet?
  • Lets look an the MSDS for Agarose

12
The RTK Label
The Right To Know Label is the most popular
13
The NFPA Diamond
National Fire Protection Association
14
The HMIS Label
  • The HMIS label was developed by the National
    Paint and Coating Association (NPCA)
  • The Hazardous Materials Identification System

15
HMIS Information
  • The 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

16
Lets Give it a Try
Label the Diamond for Benzene
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