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HAZCOM Program. Purpose . OSHA requires that all employers provide information to their employees on the chemicals in work place Hazards & risks of exposure Protection against exposure. HAZCOM Training. HAZCOM Program Requirements. Written plan/procedures for HAZCOM

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OSHA requires that all employers provide information to their employees on

  • the chemicals in work place

  • Hazards & risks of exposure

  • Protection against exposure



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HAZCOM Program Requirements

  • Written plan/procedures for HAZCOM

  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)

  • Maintain a list of the hazardous chemicals identified and evaluated in the workplace (HMIL)

  • Labels and other forms of warning

  • Training (communicate all information to employees)

  • Establish procedures to control, track and reduce the variety and quantity of HAZMAT in storage, stock, use, or disposal

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Types of Hazards

  • Exposure: the combination of factors such as amount, type, toxicity, route of entry, and duration

    • Acute Exposure: short-term exposure of seconds, minutes, or hours (1 work shift or less)

    • Chronic Exposure: long duration or repeated exposures (more than 1 work shift)

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  • Routes of Entry: Four methods of how a hazardous substance may enter the body

    • Inhalation: breathing of fumes, vapors, mists, gas, or dusts (most common)

    • Ingestion: taken internally by eating or swallowing

    • Injection: accidental injection during a puncture wound or from pressurized fluid

    • Absorption: direct skin contact

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Company information

Hazardous ingredients

Health Hazard data

Physical data

Fire and explosion data

Spill and leak procedures

Special protection information

Special precautions

PPE requirements

Reactivity data


MSDS will provide:

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  • Employers shall provide an MSDS for every chemical used, handled or stored at the activity

    • Shall be unique to the chemical and manufacturer’s name

    • Must be readily available and accessible to employees during each work shift

    • May be kept in a central location at the primary workplace

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  • Labels shall include the

    following information

    • Name & address of chemical manufacturer or distributor

    • Identity of hazardous chemicals

    • Appropriate hazard warnings

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HAZMAT Storage

  • Flammable storage lockers will comply with 29 CFR 1910.106

  • Must be conspicuously labeled:

    • Flammable - Keep Fire Away

    • Call 911 in Case of Spill

    • No Smoking

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  • PPE must suit the hazard

    • Safety glasses or goggles

    • Protective gloves

    • Protective clothing

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HAZMAT First Aid

  • Take the following first aid actions for HAZMAT emergencies:

    • Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes

    • Skin: Wash with soap and water

    • Inhalation: Move to fresh air

    • Swallowing: Get emergency medical assistance

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HAZMAT Spill Response

  • Call 911

  • Turn off power / ignition source

  • Contain the spill

  • Evacuate the area

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  • Identify all HAZMAT in the workplace

  • Make available all MSDSs for material being used, handled, or stored in the workplace

  • Provide PPE

  • Store Hazmat properly

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Certificate of Training

This is to certify that

Type name here


HazCom Online Training


Camp Pendleton, California

Type date here

Type here

Employee ID #