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Title: Hazard%20Communication%20Program%20Orientation

Chemical Hygiene Plan North Seattle Community
General Awareness Session
  • Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Understanding MSDSs
  • Practical Exercise

Training Overview
  • Purpose and Policy and Responsibilities
  • Hazardous Chemicals on Campus
  • Labeling, Storage, and Disposal
  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
  • Information and Training
  • Emergency Procedures and Control Measures
  • SOPs
  • Exposure Monitoring and Medical Attention

Purpose and Policy
  • Purpose
  • ensure that the hazards are evaluated
  • information conveyed to employees
  • Policy
  • you are entitled to a safe and healthy place to
    work, and
  • have a right to know what you may be exposed to
    and how to protect yourself

Employer Responsibilities
  • Develop and implement a written Chemical Hygiene
  • Inventory all hazardous materials on campus and
    acquire all necessary Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Identify hazards by labeling chemicals using
  • Train employees on physical and health hazards
    and protective measures
  • Provide medical monitoring for employees

Employee Responsibilities
  • Follow all procedures and policies relating to
    chemicals and follow appropriate laboratory
    procedures and rules as outlined in the Chemical
    Hygiene Plan
  • Refrain from operations without proper
    instruction and/or authorization
  • Seek out and request information
  • Wear appropriate protective equipment
  • Report accidents immediately, even minor injuries
    or exposures

Chemical Hygiene Plan Personnel
  • Program Administrator Tom Griffith
  • Program Coordinator Frank Deering

Hazardous Chemicals on Campus (pictures)
Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories
  • Corrosives - Nitric Acid
  • Oxidizers - Silver Nitrate
  • General Organic Compounds - Aniline
  • Caustics - Calcium Oxide
  • Explosive Metals - Sodium
  • Explosive Anhydrides and Anhydrous Compounds -
    Sodium Peroxide
  • Ketones - Acetone
  • Poisons - Potassium Cyanide
  • General Inorganic compounds - Calcium Carbide
  • Flammable Metals - Magnesium
  • Flammables - Ethanol, Butanol, Methyl Ethyl Ketone

Labels - Basics
  • Identity of the hazardous chemical(s)
  • Appropriate hazard warning
  • Name, address and emergency telephone of the
    chemical manufacturer or other responsible party
  • Appropriate protective equipment
  • Carcinogenicity warning if applicable

Labels - Other Information
  • Signal word - Danger!, Warning!, or Caution!
  • Statement of hazard
  • Instructions in case of contact or exposure
  • First-Aid or antidote
  • Instructions in case of fire, spill, or leak
  • Instructions for container handling and storage
  • Never remove label and if transferred to a new
    container label it with appropriate information -
    chemical name etc

HMIS Label - used on campus as secondary labeling
system -see cover of Hazard Communication
Notebook for details
Labels- Symbols and Pictures
Labels - Example
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)
  • Chemical document put out by manufacturer
    detailing physical and health hazards
  • one for every hazardous chemical on campus
  • master file located in the hallway behind AS1519
  • review before working with unfamiliar chemicals

Information on MSDSs .I
  • Identity and date of preparation
  • Manufacturers name and emergency tel.
  • Hazard ingredients
  • Physical and chemical properties - flash pt.,
    appearance and odor etc

Information on MSDSs .II
  • Control measures
  • Physical hazards
  • Routes of entry into body
  • Acute and chronic health effects
  • Carcinogenicity
  • Handling and storage conditions

Information and Training
  • General Awareness Session (today)
  • Division Training
  • Locate Chemical Hygiene Plan Notebook - Contains
    specific hazards, SOPs, potential exposures and
    protective measures available
  • Refer all safety questions to Chemical Hygiene
  • Employee Training Record - needs to be completed
    at the end of Training today

Chemical Sensitivities .I
  • 650K hazardous chemicals used in the workplace
  • Individual variable immune response
  • Low dose exposure over longer period of time can
    alter function of immune system

Chemical Sensitivities .II
  • Effects develop slowly
  • Symptoms include Multiple Chemical Sensitivities,
    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Examples include - pesticides, tobacco smoke,
    artificial fragrances, vehicle exhausts, solvents

Chemical Sensitivities .III
  • NSCC Indoor Air Quality Policy
  • NSCC encourages a scent and pollutant free
  • Specially designated scentfree classrooms
  • Compliance process - contact presidents office
    for copy of IAQ

Protective Measures .I
  • routes of entry
  • inhalation
  • ingestion
  • skin or eye contact and/or absorption
  • exposure dose duration

Protective Measures .III
  • Avoid Inhalation
  • use proper ventilation
  • use respiratory protection
  • Check MSDS for specific requirements

Protective Measures .V
  • Prevent Ingestion
  • no eating, drinking, or smoking around chemicals
  • wash hands frequently
  • label everything
  • read labels and MSDSs

Protective Measures .VII
  • Prevent Skin or Eye Contact
  • wear protective equipment
  • minimize the area of exposed skin

Protective Measures - Review
  • Avoid Inhalation
  • use proper ventilation
  • use respiratory protection
  • Prevent Ingestion
  • no eating, drinking, or smoking around chemicals
  • wash hands frequently
  • read labels
  • Prevent Skin or Eye Contact
  • wear protective equipment
  • minimize the area of exposed skin

Handle With Caution
  • use common sense approach
  • read labels, follow their directions
  • think about consequences
  • treat all substances as if they are hazardous
  • practice good chemical hygiene

Emergency Procedures chemical spills
  • Activate alarms in larger spill (lt 5 gallons)
  • Treat life threatening injuries
  • Evacuate and call SFD x9-911 and Campus Security
  • Contain the spill - read MSDS
  • Wear protective equipment during cleanup
  • Best response is preparation

Emergency Procedurespersonal contamination
  • flood contaminated area with water
  • remove contaminated clothing
  • rinse with water for 15 minutes
  • seek medical attention

Emergency Procedureschemical in the eye(s)
  • flush eyeballs and inner eyelids
  • forcibly hold eyes open
  • irrigate for at least 15 minutes
  • seek medical attention if irritation persists

  • You may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or
    chemicals products used on campus
  • Information is available on labels and MSDSs
  • Program is in place in your work area to inform
    and train you

Chemical Hygiene Plan
  • Exercise
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