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Safe Working Procedure - Hazardous Substances. Learning Objectives: By the end of this program participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the control measures to be followed , as detailed in the safe working procedure, when working with hazardous substances .

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Safe Working Procedure - Hazardous Substances

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this program participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the control measures to be followed , as detailed in the safe working procedure, when working with hazardous substances.

To begin we will consider the OAC model for managing safety

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Set your work objectives to include;

“...tasks/ activities are to be completed on time and in a manner that does not cause harm to the employees, customers, other non-employees, or the company/ organisation.”

  • Three key questions to start with are…
  • What can cause harm?
  • What are you doing about it?
  • Is it enough?

Remember the process is simple but it is NOT to be considered simplistic.

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The OAC e-learning package can be accessed free at www.confinedspaces.com;

Click here to open the "Work Safety - Manage Safely" e-learning program.

(Work Safety - Manage Safely)

also

A 5 Minute Safety Seminar (PowerPoint) is available from www.web-safety.com;

Click here to link to Safety Exchange - Then open the 5 minute Safety Seminar.

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Know where the harm is;

Identify the key hazards associated with hazardous substances and the outcomes of exposure.

  • Outcomes of exposure(non-exhaustive list)
  • Burns
  • Asphyxiation
  • Poisoning
  • Skin disease
  • Physical injury
  • Source of Hazards(non-exhaustive list)
  • Flammable materials & substances
  • Explosives
  • Explosive substances
  • Dust
  • Acids and chemicals
  • Cleaning fluids
  • Gases
  • Organic substances
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  • Controlling the Hazard - Options
  • In priority order;
  • Eliminate where possible,
  • Use control measures,
  • Protect all those exposed to the hazard

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  • The Product Control Sheets…
  • Give detailed control measures, & emergency plans,
  • Are to be kept with the substances, and
  • Must be made available to all relevant personnel.
  • The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)…
  • Are to be attached to the product control sheets.

REMEMBER: All of the necessary training and fitness requirements are to be met before substances are brought into use within the company

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  • Emergency Response Procedures to include…
  • Fire safety
  • Skin and eye care
  • Spillage and clean-up
  • Environmental

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REMEMBER: To keep the appropriate clear up materials and equipment close to the area where the hazardous substance is in use.

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  • Handling, storage and disposal
  • Hazardous substances are to be…
    • stored,
    • transported,
    • used and
    • disposed of
  • in accordance with the product control sheets.

Ensure that only competent staff handle hazardous substances and where there is a statutory requirement, authorisations may be needed (e.g. pesticides).

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Ventilation

All ventilation equipment is to be inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with statutory requirements and in compliance with the accepted national standards.

REMEMBER:

Confined Spaces procedures will apply where an actual or potential IDLH 1 atmosphere exists.

1 IDLH = Immediately dangerous or hazardous to health

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Duty Holders

Responsible for…

Managing Director

Ensuring compliance.

Safety Managers

Providing professional safety advice.

Business Activity Managers

Complying with the requirements.

Employees

Co-operating with the requirements.

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  • Documentation
  • Product control sheets.
  • Material safety data sheets.
  • Statutory competence certificates (if appropriate).