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OSHA Awareness - MSDS

• The occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) creates guidelines for workplace safety. OSHA defines a hazardous chemical as: Any chemical which is a physical hazard or a health hazard. This definition describes most chemicals in the workplace. Even chemicals that can cause only mild irritation are considered hazardous. • By law, hazardous chemicals must have a warning label attached to each container and a material safety data sheet (MSDS). • Containers of hazardous chemicals must b…
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What is a hazardous chemical?
Any chemical which is either a physical or health hazard
How do you know a chemical is hazardous?
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains hazardous information
Warning label should be attached to each container
It is the employee's responsibility to read and following
MSDS and instruction labels. True or False
True. It is the employee's responsibility to read and follow the instructions on labels, and MSDS, use PPE when recommended and to follow safe work practices.
Name three details contained on MSDS.
Chemical identification
Name, address and telephone number of manufacturer
Date MSDS was prepared
Physical and chemical characteristics
Physical and health hazards
Primary routes of entry into the body
Permissible exposure limits
Indications of carcinogenicity
Precautions for safe handling
Cleanup measures for spills and leaks
Emergency first aid procedures