Are There Hazardous Chemicals at Your Job?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazard Communication (Hazcom) Standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 also known as the “Right-To-Know” Rule went into effect in November 1985. The purpose of Hazcom is to communicate the hazards associated with workplace chemicals to all employees. The standard covers manufacturing and non-manufacturing establishments and requires:

Employees to be provided with information concerning hazardous chemicals through labels, material safety data sheets (MSDS), training and education, and a list of hazardous chemicals in each work area.
Every employer to assess the toxicity of chemicals they make, distribute, or use based on guidelines set forth in the rule.

What employers should know about training…

Employees who handle hazardous chemicals and/or materials in their workplace are required to receive hazard communication training. These materials can include, but are not limited to: solvents, cleaners, caustics, flammables, and toxic materials covered within 29 CFR 1910.1200(h) . Employer shall be required to orient employees to the types of chemicals used and the location of MSDSs in your workplace.

What are the training course objectives when you contract with United Alliance Services

The structure and objectives of our courses are centered around the requirements outlined in the HAZWOPER regulation.

Meet the requirements of 29 CFR, Part 1910.1200 for certification in Hazard Communications.
Demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes a hazardous substance and the risks and hazards associated with them.
Demonstrate an ability to recognize the presence of the hazardous materials used in the workplace.
Demonstrate knowledge of the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), NFPA labeling, DOT labels/placards, and other chemical labeling used at the site in working safely around chemical hazards found in the workplace.
Demonstrate knowledge of the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body, and of the effects that the specific chemical found at the site might have on people, property, or the environment.
Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used on an MSDS including flash point, flammable range, carcinogen, mutagen, teratogen, concentration, incompatibility, PEL, and TLV/TWA.
List proper workplace procedures to follow for the safe handling and use of chemicals including proper storage techniques, use of personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and spill containment/cleanup materials.