1st Edition

The HazCom Training Program

By Neil McManus, Gilda Green Copyright 1999
    152 Pages
    by CRC Press

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    As required by law, a complete and effective training program for the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)-or "HazCom"-awaits trainers and consultants in this package.

    Issued by OSHA in 1983, and updated in 1994, HCS requires evaluation of the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported-and transmission of hazard information to employers and employees. The HazCom Training Program provides essential information to conduct HazCom classes, including a case-bound instructor's manual, plus a CD-ROM with PowerPoint (TM) files containing the employee handbook and slides for formal presentations.

    The employee handbook - highly comprehensive and illustrated with elegant drawings - is printable from the CD-ROM in any quantity needed. It contains information about:

    • legal obligations of chemical manufacturers, importers, and distributors as well as employers and employees
    • interpretation and application of information contained in Material Safety Data Sheets and labels
    • indicators of erroneous or poor quality information, lack of disclosure of required information, and lack of compliance with HazCom by manufacturers, importers, and distributors
    • strategies for obtaining more information, using consumer products in the workplace, complying with HazCom regardbing hazardous chemicals whose identity is a trade secret and communicating hazard information about highly emotional subjects such as cancer, birth defects, and reproductive effects

    The material is adaptable to all knowledge levels, contains information not covered in formal schooling, and is flexible enough to be presented in many different ways, ranging from tailgate discussion of selected topics for self-study by the employee.

    The Need for Hazard Communication
    Hazard Communication in the U.S.: A History
    The Hazard Communication Standard
    Rationale for the Hazard Communication Standard
    Chemical Manufacturing and Distribution
    Hazardous Chemicals
    The Material Safety Data Sheet
    Warning Labels
    Exclusions from the Hazard Communication Standard
    Nonhazardous Chemicals and Nuisance Particulates
    Consumer Products
    Trade Secrecy
    Questions and Answers
    Workplace Training and the Hazard Communication Standard
    Employer Perspective
    Employee Perspective
    External Resources
    How People Learn
    Motivating Learners
    Instructional Strategies
    Performance-Based Training
    Hazard Communication - Training Strategies
    Hierarchy of Health and Safety Information
    Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards
    Extinguishing Media
    Special Fire Fighting Procedures
    Questions and Answers
    Section I - Product Information
    Product Use
    Manufacturer's Name
    Emergency Telephone Number
    Telephone Number for Information
    Date Prepared
    Signature of Preparer
    Chemical Name
    Chemical Family
    Hazard Ratings
    Transportation Information
    Questions and Answers
    Section II - Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information
    Hazardous Components
    Percent (%) Compostion
    CAS Number
    Product Identification Number (PIN)
    LD 50
    LC 50
    Other Limits
    Questions and Answers
    Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics
    Physical State
    Appearance and Odor
    Odor Threshold
    Melting (Freezing) Point
    Boiling (Condensation) Point
    Vapor Pressure
    Evaporation (Vaporation) Rate
    Percent Volatiles
    Specific Gravity
    Vapor Density (Gas/Vapor Specific Gravity)
    Solubility in Water
    Octanol/Water Partition Coefficient (Coefficient of Oil/Water Distribution)
    Questions and Answers
    Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
    Flash Point
    Ignitability and Explosibility Limits
    Autoignition Temperature
    Hazardous Combustion Products
    Minimum Ignition Energy
    Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards
    Extinguishing Media
    Special Fire Fighting Procedures
    Questions and Answers
    Section V - Reactivity Data
    Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts
    Hazardous Polymerization
    Questions and Answers
    Section VI - Health Hazard Data
    Route(s) of Entry
    Health Hazards
    Acute Effects
    Chronic Effects
    Signs and Symptoms of Exposure
    Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure
    Emergency and First Aid Procedures
    Questions and Answers
    Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
    Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled
    Waste Disposal Method
    Precautions to be Taken in Handling and Storing
    Other Precautions
    Questions and Answers
    Section VIII - Control Measures
    Respiratory Protection
    Protective Gloves
    Eye Protection
    Other Protective Clothing or Equipment
    Work/Hygiene Practices
    Questions and Answers
    Labels and Other Forms of Warning
    Concept of the Label and Other Forms of Warning
    Labeling and Chemical Use
    Label Design and Recognition
    Hazard Rating Systems
    Consumer Products
    Questions and Answers