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  • 1. A Tribute to Warren K. Kingsley His Role in the Evolution of Chemical Safety Training at J.T. Baker Presented by Eileen Segal 1
  • 2. Warren K. Kingsley 1929-2004 λ “We have lost one of the greats.” λ “We all respected and loved Warren. His contributions to our profession are his legacy. His memory will shine among those who worked with him.”
  • 3. His contributions λ Developed programs at J.T. Baker which resulted in the training of >150,000 people in the U.S., Canada, and England λ Conducted over 50 chemical safety audits for such companies as IBM, BF Goodrich, Proctor & Gamble, NASA, Motorola, Exxon, AT&T, RCA, etc. λ Author of >30 publications
  • 4. How Safety Training Evolved at Baker λ Rolf Shlake, Chuck McMenemy, Stan Belicky of Technical Services fielded questions of how to clean up spills λ Created and started selling spill cleanup materials: Neutrasorb Solusorb
  • 5. Safety training took off λ From ½ hour λ To 2 hours λ To 1 day λ To 2 days λ Enter William Norton, business manager λ Enter Warren Kingsley, manager of training and development
  • 6. OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, 1985 λ Training required λ Two types: λ Seminars open to the public λ Specialty in-house training
  • 7. Courses developed λ Hazardous Chemicals Safety Seminar λ Laboratory Safety Seminar λ Spill Response Workshop λ 24-hour Emergency Response Workshop λ Safety for Supervisors
  • 8. Helpful label? λ TO THE USER: If you cannot read English do not use this product until the label has been fully explained to you. In case of emergency endangering life or property involving this product, call collect, day or night, area code xxx xxx-xxxx.
  • 9. MSDSs λ Baker MSDSs available to public λ www.jtbaker.com λ 1-800-JTBAKER (800-582-2537)
  • 10. Myth 1 λ Contact lenses should be prohibited in chemical-use area λ National Society to Prevent Blindness: “When the work environment entails exposures to chemicals, vapors, splashes, radiant or intense heat,…, contact lens use should be restricted accordingly….”
  • 11. Committee on Chemical Safety λ “In many workplaces where hazardous chemicals are used or handled, the wearing of contact lenses is prohibited or discouraged. A good number of these prohibitions are traceable to earlier statements in this book [SACL] that were based on rumors and perceived risks. A careful study of the literature by knowledgeable consultants has refuted these risks. Recent studies and experience have suggested that, in fact, contact lenses do not increase risks but can actually minimize or prevent injury in many situations. Because of the ever- increasing use of contact lenses and the benefits they provide, the ACS Committee on Chemical Safety,…, is of the consensus that contact lenses can be worn in most work environments provided the same approved eye protection is worn as required of other workers in the area.” λ C&EN, June 1, 1998
  • 12. Current Intelligence Bulletin 59 λ “Contact Lens Use in a Chemical Environment” λ DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2005-139
  • 13. CIB 59 λ “…. Injury data are lacking to indicate that contact lens wear should be restricted during work with hazardous chemicals, and thus NIOSH recommends that contact lens wear be permitted provided that the safety guidelines presented in this Current Intelligence Bulletin are followed.”
  • 14. Myth 2 λ HF needs extended flushing time on exposed areas λ Standard first aid: flush exposed area for 15 minutes λ For HF exposure: flush for 5 min and get treatment
  • 15. Medical Treatment for HF λ “Recommended Medical Treatment for Hydrofluoric Acid Exposure” available from Honeywell λ www.honeywell.com λ Technical Service: 800-622-5002
  • 16. Myth 3 λ Flammable storage cabinets should be vented.
  • 17. NFPA 45-2004 (9.2.3.5) λ Standard on Fire Protection for Laboratories Using Chemicals λ “Storage cabinets used in laboratories shall not be required to be vented for fire protection purposes and vent openings shall be sealed with the bungs supplied with the cabinet.”
  • 18. NFPA continued λ Additionally, venting a cabinet could compromise the ability of the cabinet to adequately protect its contents from involvement in a fire since cabinets are not generally tested with any venting. Therefore, venting of cabinets is not recommended.
  • 19. Warren’s second award λ In 1995 for his “extraordinary dedication and vision that led to the founding of λ Chemical Health & Safety