What are the two chemical hazards defined by OSHA?
Health hazards include, among others, chemicals that are carcinogens, toxics, reproductive toxins, irritants, corrosive, neurotoxins, hepatotoxins, and chemicals that damage the lungs, skin, eyes, or mucous membranes (29 CFR Section 1910.1200(c) and Appendix A).
What is the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard?
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), 29 CFR 1910.1200 (h), requires all employers to provide information and training to their employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they may be exposed at the time of their initial assignment and whenever a new hazard is introduced into their work area.
What is the hazard communication standard also known as?
OSHA requires employers to communicate with employees about hazardous chemicals they may be exposed to at work. The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, commonly referred to as “HazCom,” details what information needs to be shared, by when and to whom.
What are the 4 types of chemical hazard?
Types of Chemical Hazards in the Workplace
- Asphyxiant Chemical Examples: Carbon monoxide and cyanide.
- Corrosive Chemical Examples: Sulfuric acid and sodium hydroxide.
- Irritant Causing Chemical Examples: nickel chloride and chromic acid.
- Allergen Causing Chemical Examples: Chlorine and alkalis.
What are the 5 key elements to a hazard communication program?
These are the Five elements of the Hazard Communication Standard. They are: Chemical Inventory, Written Program, Labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, and Training.
How do I fill out a safety data sheet?
They must be written in English and contain:
- the name of the chemical (same as on the label)
- the chemical and common names of the substance.
- a listing of the ingredients.
- a statement of the ingredients that are known carcinogens or that present other known hazards.
- any specific hazards.