Hazard Communication Right-to-Know. Introducing the Global Harmonization Standard and the new revisions to the Hazard Communication/RTK Standard SUNYIT Environmental Health and Safety September 2013. Global Harmonization Standard
Introducing the Global Harmonization Standard and the new revisions to the Hazard Communication/RTK Standard
SUNYIT Environmental Health and Safety
“Revising OSHA's Hazard Communication standard will improve the quality and consistency of hazard information, making it safer for workers to do their jobs and easier for employers to stay competitive.“
Others irritate or burn the skin:
Permissible Exposure Limit
For both the PEL and TLV, the higher the number, the less toxic a material is, the more you can inhale without injury
Threshold Limit Value
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There are other exposure limits that may also be used.
AMA's Current Procedural Terminology, Revised 1998 Edition.
Mutagens cause harm to fetuses.
Reproductive toxins cause problems in pregnancy and/or getting pregnant (men and women).
Respiratory Sensitizer means you may have a heightened reaction on second exposure.
Target organ is the organ that is most effected.
Aspiration toxic means it irritates or harms when you inhale the liquid or solid.
Gas under pressure can release pressure quickly – causing mechanical hazards and releasing large volumes of gas that can displace air (suffocation potential) or be toxic.
The education and training program shall include, but may not be limited to, the following:
(a) the location of toxic substances to which the employee may be exposed;
(b) the properties of toxic substances to which employees may be exposed;
(c) the name or names of the toxic substance, including the generic or chemical name;
(d) the trade name of the chemical and any other commonly used name;
(e) the acute and chronic effects of exposure at hazardous levels;
(f) the symptoms of effects of exposure at hazardous levels;
(g) the potential for flammability, explosion and reactivity of such substance;
(h) appropriate emergency treatment;
(i) proper conditions for safe use and exposure to such toxic substance;
(j) procedures for cleanup of leaks and spills of such toxic substance.