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Safety Presentation

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PowerPoint presentation created for final project in an Environmental Health & Safety course in Spring 2010.

PowerPoint presentation created for final project in an Environmental Health & Safety course in Spring 2010.

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  • 1. + Access & Proximity to Eyewash Stations Near Chemical Hazards in an Industrial Manufacturing SettingPresentation by Mary Macin
  • 2. +Background|CompanyCurrent Conditions at Mitsubishi
  • 3. + Background|OSHA Regulations OSHA 29 CFR 1910.133 OSHA 29 CFR 1910.151 The employer shall ensure “…where the eyes or body of that each affected employee any person may be exposed uses appropriate eye or face to injurious corrosive protection when exposed to materials, suitable facilities eye or face hazards from for quick drenching or flying particles, molten flushing of the eyes and body metal, liquid chemicals, acids shall be provided within the or caustic liquids, chemical work area for immediate gases or vapors, or emergency use.” potentially injurious light radiation.
  • 4. ☛  2.8% of all injuries & illnesses in 2005 were eye injuries ☛  Chemical burns accounted for 11.4% of occupational eye injuries in 2002 ☛  Ranked #3 cause of eye injuries in the U.S.Background|StatsIncidence of Eye Injuries due to Chemicals
  • 5. +PreliminaryHazardAnalysisAfter assessing all of thehazards that could resultfrom storing hazardouschemicals, I focused on thosethat presented a potentialdanger to the eyes
  • 6. + Breakdown of Chemical Hazards 44% were co nsidered moderate ris k
  • 7. + Potential Eye Hazards From the storage and use of hazardous chemicals
  • 8. Recommendations:- Engineering Controls+ Emergency Eyewash Station Add or relocate eyewash station •  more than 60 ft from the chemical storage area •  more than a 10 sec walk from hazard •  cluttered/partially blocked surroundings •  not located in area of hazard •  entrance to chemical storage area
  • 9. + Personal Protective Equipment Recommendations: - PPE Controls Pyramex G204 In-direct Vent Goggles • Vent caps restrict the influx of liquids • Maximum Splash Protection • Protect against liquid chemical hazards (chemical splashes)
  • 10. + Chemical Hazard Signage Recommendations: - Administrative Controls Post appropriate signage within the chemical storage area to inform workers of the: •  equirements r •  ocation l •  roper p use of the provided PPE
  • 11. + NFPA Chemical Hazard Labels   This is only a sample of the chemicals being stored in the chemical storage area   These NFPA ratings were listed in the MSDS for each chemical   Range from very low hazard (Degreaser) to moderately high hazard (Spray Sealer and Protective Coating)
  • 12. Inside the Chemical Storage AreaEach chemical shown here is required to have a MaterialSafety Data Sheet (MSDS). The MSDS specifies NFPAratings, transportation guidelines, recommended PPE,and other environmental, health, and safety information
  • 13. Questions???