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Hazardous Materials Handling Overview

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Overview on the handling of hazardous materials taken from a 1997 presentation made for Amoco Oil and conducted by Richard J Watters

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Hazardous Materials Handling Overview

  1. 2. Hazardous Materials and Your Right To Know <ul><li>PURPOSE OF THIS COURSE </li></ul><ul><li>Alert you to some dangers </li></ul><ul><li>Show real dangers and the unsafe consequences </li></ul>
  2. 3. Learning Objectives <ul><li>YOU will be able to read, understand, locate key information in any MSDS </li></ul><ul><li>YOU will be able to define what constitutes a hazardous material </li></ul><ul><li>YOU will know what precautions to take when handling hazardous materials </li></ul><ul><li>YOU will know where/who to go to for specific info not covered in this course </li></ul>
  3. 4. What’s in it for YOU! <ul><li>More power over your lives because you will know how to properly deal with hazardous materials, not just fumble around </li></ul><ul><li>You will be able to prevent harm to your body and health </li></ul>
  4. 5. Now sit back, relax, and watch the video... “ SPECIAL HANDLING: particularly hazardous substances in the laboratory”
  5. 6. EXPOSURE LIMITS
  6. 7. ROUTES OF EXPOSURE
  7. 8. RIGHT TO KNOW <ul><li>YOU need to know & YOU have a right to know about chemicals in your work </li></ul><ul><li>YOU have the right of access to protective equipment </li></ul>
  8. 9. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS <ul><li>GIVES details about a chemical and its hazards </li></ul><ul><li>CONTAINS by law formerly 9 sections; now the new format contains 16 info sections </li></ul><ul><li>MSDS exercise </li></ul>L A W S M S D S Amoco Binder
  9. 10. LABELS & LABELING <ul><li>PURCHASED CHEMICALS-mini msds has all main points covered in abbreviated manner </li></ul><ul><li>SAMPLE CONTAINERS-used on site refer user to msds; samples containing benzene must have a special label </li></ul><ul><li>ALL CONTAINERS-must be labeled except: stationary containers/pipes & portable containers used immediately </li></ul>
  10. 11. SPECIFIC HAZARDOUS MATERIALS-liquids
  11. 12. SPECIFIC HAZARDOUS MATERIALS-gases
  12. 13. SPECIFIC HAZARDOUS MATERIALS-solids
  13. 14. AND TO SUMMARIZE... <ul><li>DON’T try to sneak by the precautions; there are many hidden dangers </li></ul><ul><li>KNOW what you are dealing with (MSDS) </li></ul><ul><li>IF you have questions, please consult the experts </li></ul>?
  14. 15. GEORGE PATERA <ul><li>AMOCO Safety Coordinator-anything about safety; if he doesn’t know the answer he will find it </li></ul><ul><li>phone x.0000, MC X-0, Bldg.700, Rm.0000 </li></ul>
  15. 16. MARLENA FOX <ul><li>Site Industrial Hygienist-monitors exposure limits, health effects of hazardous materials </li></ul><ul><li>phone x.4322, MC Safety, Bldg.603, Rm.0334 </li></ul>
  16. 17. JOHN FREY <ul><li>Asbestos abatement </li></ul><ul><li>phone x.3837, MC Safety, Bldg.603, Rm.0349C </li></ul>
  17. 18. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY DEPARTMENT <ul><li>Head Honcho-C. Kolajtowicz </li></ul><ul><li>phone x.4306, MC Safety, Bldg.603, Rm.0340 </li></ul>
  18. 19. OR THE REFERENCES... <ul><li>MSDS in satellite library </li></ul><ul><li>Safety Manual </li></ul><ul><li>BOTH OF THESE ARE ON-LINE via computer </li></ul>
  19. 20. THANKS ! <ul><li>I appreciate your attention </li></ul><ul><li>HAVE A NICE DAY. </li></ul>

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