Maintaining Compliance with Right to Know Law


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Maintaining Compliance with Right to Know Law

  1. 1. Assisting with the Right to Know HazCommpliance, LLC
  2. 2.  Overview of Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) What is a Chemical? How are we Exposed? Which Chemicals Require an MSDS? How to Interpret and Create a Label Required Employee Training Required Written Hazard Communication Plan Global Harmonized System
  3. 3.  Created in 1984 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Federal OSHA is responsible for regulating compliance in the private sector REQUIRES:  MSDS  Indexed  Readily Accessible  Labels  Employee Training  Specific for workplace  Written Hazard Communication Program
  4. 4. …A substance with a distinct molecular composition that is produced by or used in a chemical process
  5. 5.  SOLID LIQUID GAS
  6. 6. Physical Hazards Health Hazards  Flammable  Carcinogen  Combustible  Hepatotoxin  Corrosive  Nephrotoxin  Pyrophoric  Neurotoxin  Reactive  Mutagen  Explosive  Teratogen  Toxic  Sensitizer  Irritant
  7. 7. Route of Entry Target Organ  Absorption  Skin  Injection  Kidney  Injection  Liver  Inhalation  Reproductive System  Nervous System  Respiratory System  Cardiovascular System  Etc…..
  8. 8. A material safety data sheet (MSDS) is a document that provides information on: Manufacturer Information Chemical ingredients Hazards associated with the chemical(s) Protective equipment Safe work practices Emergency procedures Clean up procedures Storage Guidelines
  9. 9. 1910.1200(b)(2) This section applies to any chemical which is known to be present in the workplace in such a manner that employees may be exposed under normal conditions of use or in a foreseeable emergency.
  10. 10.  By policy, a workplace can assume all chemicals for which a material safety data sheet (MSDS) has been prepared are covered by the HCS
  11. 11.  The MSDS is developed by the product manufacturer If not received, it is the employer’s responsibility to request one from the manufacturer MSDSs for identical or similar substances may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer Some MSDSs contain accurate and detailed information while others may not
  12. 12. All containers must be labeled Pipes Piping systems Vessels Fixed tanks1910.1200(f)(5)(ii) Appropriate hazard warnings, or alternatively, words, pictures, symbols, or combination thereof, which provide at least general information regarding the hazards of the chemicals, and which, …will provide employees with the specific information regarding the physical and health hazards of the hazardous chemical.
  14. 14.  Transfer Containers Label removed/fallen Can use picture labels
  15. 15.  Employees who are or may be exposed to hazardous chemicals must receive training. Training must be provided upon initial assignment Annual training is not required, though it should be given if and when there is a new hazard introduced or someone displays a need to be re-trained Provided with pay, during normal working hours
  16. 16. Training must include the following: A summary of employees’ rights under the law Information on how to read an MSDS Information on the specific hazards of the chemicals used, handled or stored in the workplace Safe work practices for preventing hazards Methods and observations that may be sued to detect the presence or release of a hazardous chemical in the work area Physical and health hazards of the chemicals in the work area Details of the hazard communication program developed by the employer
  17. 17.  Centralized location Include:  Product Index  Policy Statement  Information on Training  Labeling System
  18. 18.  Intended to harmonize hazard classification criteria and chemical hazard communication elements worldwide Modifications to the HCS would involve :  Reclassification of chemicals  Preparation and distribution of new labels  Revised safety data sheets (SDS) PRIMARY CHANGE for us (workplaces, not manufacturers)- integrating the new approach into the hazard communication program with SDS’ and labels
  19. 19. •MSDS Management •Chemical Disposal•Safety Program Development •Safety Training Contact: Jennifer R. Tetreault 860-253-0050 P 860-741-9092
  20. 20.  Questions???? Sources for information: Occupational Safety and Health Administration www.osha.govNational Institute of Occupational Safety and Health HazCommpliance, LLC 860-253-0050
  21. 21.  What does “MSDS” stand for?  Material Safety Data Sheet Where must the MSDS’ be located?  Centralized location, accessible by all Who is responsible for providing the MSDS’ to the employees?  Employer What forms of matter do chemicals come in?  ____Solid________  ____Gas_________  _____Liquid______ A route of entry describes what?  How the chemical enters our body
  22. 22.  A carcinogen causes:  Cancer Oxidizers should not be stored next to what type of chemicals?  Flammables How often should employee training be conducted for the Right to Know?  Annually True or False: Silica can cause silicosis.  True Name one potential chemical hazard from scraping paint from bridges:  Lead
  23. 23.  Questions???? Sources for information: Occupational Safety and Health Administration www.osha.govNational Institute of Occupational Safety and Health HazCommpliance, LLC 860-253-0050