The main objective of this session is to make sure you identify material hazards and take proper precautions to protect your health and safety whenever you work with or around hazardous materials. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the purpose and requirement of Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication standard; identify material hazards and safe work practices using labels and safety data sheets (SDSs); understand the effects and symptoms of exposures and proper first aid; use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), to protect against specific hazards; and respond quickly and effectively to spills.
Why “Hazard Communication: Refresher” Matters:
OSHA’s Hazard Communication standard requires us to identify hazardous materials in the workplace and inform you about the hazards you work with. The standard also requires us to make sure you understand the steps you can take to protect yourself from material hazards in the workplace.
- The Hazard Communication requires employees and employers to work together to identify and protect against hazards.
- Inform yourself about the hazards of the materials you handle and the requirement safe work practices.
- Always read labels and SDSs, and wear the appropriate PPE.
- Know the symptoms of exposure and proper first aid for the materials you work with and around.
- Follow proper procedures for responding to spills and leaks.