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Required by OSHA for training all employees in chemicals/hazardous materials used in the workplace. Explains material safety data sheets, labeling, and basic safety when using these materials
Inmost countries around the world, hazard communications is spreading, complianceto government regulations, is one thing, but safety of people is really theprimary goal of hazard communications, Canada and the united states are settingthe standard for chemical and hazardous material safety, now there are manyother countries, which only a few years ago did not pay much attention tochemical safety, but are now developing similar programs. Hazcom standards havebeen around for a while. And most organizations are diligent in their trainingin compliance programs. This program is designed to to provide the most updatedinformation about hazcom and perhaps identifies some of the areas where morework needs to be accomplished. The term right to know explains the purpose ofthe hazardous communications program. This right to know information is aboutchemicals, and how they can harm you and what you should do to keep fromexperiencing injuries and illnesses related to chemicals and hazardousmaterials. It's an organizational responsibility, but that's with every safetyprogram, each person has an individual responsibility. Individualresponsibility in following your organizations policies and procedures, inthinking about safety on every task you perform.
Certainchemicals due to their physical properties exhibit physical hazards, includingflammability, reactivity, and other properties. Physical hazard chemicals fallunder the following classes, flammable liquids or solids, combustible liquids,explosives, organic peroxide, oxidizers, pyrophoric materials; these arematerials that may ignite spontaneously in the air at temperatures above 130degrees Fahrenheit, unstable materials, and water reactive materials. Healthhazard chemicals are those that may cause acute or chronic health affects afterexposure. It can be an obvious affect such as immediate death from inhaling adeadly chemical. A health hazard may not necessarily cause immediate or harmfulharm to you or make you sick, infact you may not see, feel, or smell thedanger. An acute health affect usually occurs rapidly following a briefexposure, a chronic health affect is long continuous and follows repeated longterm exposure. As an example of what kinds of chemicals cause health hazards,the list includes carcinogens or cancer causing chemicals, an example could beformaldehyde or benzene. Toxic agents could include lawn or gardeninsecticides. Irritants may include chemicals such as ammonia or bleach.Corrosives are caustic sodas or battery acid. That's not the entire list, butit provides an idea of the different types and kinds of chemicals.