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Chemical Hazards-OSHAs Hazard Communication Std

Course Number: 151

The three chapters in the Chemical Hazards - OSHAs Hazard Communication Std textbook are bound together in one handy booklet. It covers OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, spelling out specific responsibilities for employers whose employees work with or around potentially hazardous materials. The textbook provides training materials to help comply with the standard. The materials are organized into a Program Manager's Guide and an Employee Training Manual.

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Chapter 1: What the Standard Requires

Topics: Identifying and evaluating chemical hazards; Providing an MSDS; Labeling and listing chemical hazards; Training employees; Writing a hazard communication program

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the goals of the Hazard Communication standard and the agency responsible for writing and enforcing the standard.
  • Lost the eight fundamental actions required by the OSHA Hazard Communication standard and state the purpose of each.
  • Explain the key requirements for carrying out each fundamental action.

Chapter 2: Types of Chemical Hazards

Topics: Physical and health hazards; Exposure routes; Factors that affect the degree of hazard; Controlling chemical hazards; Detecting exposure hazards

Learning Objectives:

  • Define chemical hazards covered by the Hazard Communication standard and the two categories into which they are divided.
  • Identify the common physical forms of chemical hazards and the industrial operations that produce or release vapors, mists, dusts, and fumes.
  • Name the three basic routes of exposure to health hazards.
  • Explain the key factors that affect the degree of hazard.
  • Discuss common methods of controlling chemical hazards.
  • Explain how to detect exposure hazards and symptoms.

Chapter 3: Material Safety Data Sheets

Topics: Chemical identification; Physical and chemical data; Health and physical hazard information; Fire, explosion, and reactive hazards; Special protection

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the purpose, availability, preparation, and basic content of MSDSs.
  • Give examples of the health hazard information contained in MSDSs and how it is used.
  • Give examples of the physical hazard information contained in the MSDSs and how it is used.
  • Describe typical MSDS instructions on special precautions and procedures.

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