1st Edition

The HazCom Training Program



ISBN 9781566703383
Published May 24, 1999 by CRC Press
152 Pages

USD $350.00

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
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
References
Training
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
Overview
Identity
Product Use
Manufacturer's Name
Address
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
Overview
Toxicology
Hazardous Components
Percent (%) Compostion
CAS Number
Product Identification Number (PIN)
LD 50
LC 50
ACGIH TLV®
OSHA PEL
Other Limits
Questions and Answers
References
Section III - Physical/Chemical Characteristics
Overview
Physical State
Appearance and Odor
Odor Threshold
Melting (Freezing) Point
Boiling (Condensation) Point
pH
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
References
Section IV - Fire and Explosion Hazard Data
Overview
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
Overview
Stability
Incompatibility
Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts
Hazardous Polymerization
Questions and Answers
Section VI - Health Hazard Data
Overview
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
References
Section VII - Precautions for Safe Handling and Use
Overview
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
Overview
Respiratory Protection
Ventilation
Protective Gloves
Eye Protection
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment
Work/Hygiene Practices
Questions and Answers
Labels and Other Forms of Warning
Overview
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
References

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