Annual Refresher Training. The Federal OSHA Standards, 29 CRF 1910 and 1926, better known as the “Hazard Communications” or “Right-to-Know” standards, apply to the state government and its political subdivision. Material Data Safety Sheet (MSDS).
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The Federal OSHA Standards, 29 CRF 1910 and 1926, better known as the “Hazard Communications” or “Right-to-Know” standards, apply to the state government and its political subdivision.
MSDS of a chemical describes the physical and chemical properties, physical and health hazards, routes of exposure, precautions for safe handling and use, emergency and first aid procedures, and control measures.
Each workplace is required to have MSDS available for every single hazardous chemical or substance you use or encounter as part of your job.
OSHA has classified chemicals that have the potential to cause acute or chronic health effects as “health hazards.” These include:
At a minimum the MSDS are required to have the following:
MSDSs must be in English and include the following information:
The physical and chemical properties include:
Solubility in water
Specific gravity or density.
Stability and Reactivity
Disclosure of potential reactivity hazards is required in an MSDS. This is often accomplished by describing the conditions that could result in a potentially hazardous chemical reaction. The following information could be included:
Conditions to avoid
Incompatibility with other materials
Hazardous decomposition products
Potential Health Effects
Exposure to the material and its components during customary and reasonably foreseeable use, misuse, handling, and storage. It must include the following elements:
First Aid Measures
Instructions on providing immediate treatment before professional medical help is available. It should also indicated whether immediate medical attention is required and if delayed effects can be expected after exposure.When there is no specific information available, the following information may be included:
Fire-fighting Measures Overview
Accidental Release Measures
This section contains information for responding to spills, leaks, or releases in order to eliminate or minimize the adverse effects on persons, property, and the environment.The following types of information should be included:
Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
This section of the MSDS will include information on the controls necessary to help reduce the risk of personnel exposure, including:
Always read the labels provided on the products you use!!!
In addition to the manufacturer’s labels, which are provided on most chemical products, there are also the:
A NFPA diamond is located on the door of the storage room.
Blue = Health Hazard
Red = Flammability
Yellow = Instability
White = Special Hazard Information
Laboratories should be marked with the appropriate pictographic symbols to warn employees, visitors, and emergency responders what hazards to expect upon entering the laboratory, as well as what precautions should be observed
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Remember: This is an annual requirement.
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