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BLR’s Safety Training Presentations: 

BLR’s Safety Training Presentations The MSDS 29 CFR 1910.1200

MSDS Goals: 

MSDS Goals The importance of the MSDS Reading an MSDS Quiz

Right to Know: 

Right to Know You, the employee, have a right to know about the hazardous chemicals you use on the job and how to work safely with those chemicals.

HazCom and the MSDS: 

HazCom and the MSDS Chemical manufacturers must determine a chemical’s hazards and provide an MSDS. Employers must make the MSDS available and train employees on the hazards of the chemical and how to protect themselves from those hazards. Employees must read the MSDS so that they can identify the hazards and understand how to work safely with the chemical.

MSDS—Foundation of Chemical Safety: 

MSDS—Foundation of Chemical Safety Identifies the hazardous ingredients Describes physical and health hazards Discusses procedures and equipment that enable you to work safely with the chemical

MSDS Confusion: 

MSDS Confusion No standardized format ANSI standard Chemical Manufacturers Association

Accessing an MSDS: 

Accessing an MSDS List of chemicals Binders Fax systems Computer systems

St. Lawrence University MSDS Locations: 

St. Lawrence University MSDS Locations To Obtain a copy of an MSDS Ask your immediate supervisor Call the 3E Company 24hrs/day 7days/week 1-800-451-8346 Information needed when calling Product name & number Manufacturer name UPC code (if available)

Additional Information: 

Additional Information Material Safety Data Sheets 1-800-451-8346 3 E Company 1905 Aston Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Telephone: 760-602-8700 Fax: 760-602-8888 St. Lawrence University safety information

Manufacturer’s Information: 

Manufacturer’s Information Manufacturer’s name, address, and phone number Emergency phone number Date of MSDS Name of the chemical

Hazardous Ingredients: 

Hazardous Ingredients Hazardous chemical names Percentage of chemical in the product Nonhazardous ingredients Trade secrets

Exposure Limits: 

Exposure Limits PEL (Permissible Exposure Limit) STEL (Short Term Exposure Limit) TLV (Threshold Limit Value)

Routes of Entry: 

Routes of Entry Skin or eye contact Inhalation Swallowing Penetration

Health Effects: 

Health Effects Acute health effects Chronic health effects Existing medical conditions Target organs

Symptoms of Exposure: 

Symptoms of Exposure Eye redness Rashes or dermatitis Shortness of breath, coughing, dizziness Nausea, stomachache

First-Aid Measures: 

First-Aid Measures Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes Skin: Wash with soap and water Inhalation: Move to fresh air Ingestion: Get emergency medical assistance Notes to physician

Fire and Explosion Data: 

Fire and Explosion Data Flashpoint Flammability limits Hazardous combustion products Extinguishing media Firefighting protective equipment and instructions

Stability and Reactivity: 

Stability and Reactivity Chemical stability Conditions to avoid Incompatibility with other substances Hazardous decomposition products Hazardous polymerization

Handling and Storage: 

Handling and Storage Storage requirements Dispensing requirements Handling requirements Decontaminant or antidote

Physical and Chemical Data: 

Physical and Chemical Data Molecular formula Appearance and odor Physical state pH

Physical and Chemical Data (cont.): 

Physical and Chemical Data (cont.) Boiling or melting point Vapor pressure Vapor density Solubility Density or specific gravity

Personal Protection and Exposure Controls: 

Personal Protection and Exposure Controls Engineering controls to prevent or reduce exposure PPE Eye and face protection Skin protection Respiratory protection Medical surveillance

Spill Response: 

Spill Response Isolate the area Trained personnel only Contain the spill Clean up the spill Disposal procedures

Other Information: 

Other Information Toxicological Ecological Transportation Additional regulatory and reporting requirements

NFPA and HMIS Information: 

NFPA and HMIS Information Health = Blue Flammability = Red Reactivity = Yellow Other hazards or special handling = White Scale: 0 (no hazard) to 4 (extreme hazard)


Summary MSDS is the foundation of chemical safety 24-hour access Symptoms of exposure and first aid Storage and handling Personal protective equipment


Quiz 1. When seeking emergency medical help for overexposure to a chemical, what should be provided to the physician? _______________________________________________ 2. A low flashpoint, such as 50 degrees F, means the chemical’s vapors are not likely to ignite at room temperature. True or False 3. Describe how you would obtain an MSDS at your company:_______________________________________ 4. Typical first-aid for someone who feels dizzy after breathing a chemical is:____________________________ 5. Chemical manufacturers that list “trade secret” as a hazardous ingredient are exempt from providing safety information on that chemical. True or False

Quiz (cont.): 

Quiz (cont.) 6. Nausea, skin rash, headache, tightness in the chest may all be:______________________________________ 7. Before requiring the use of PPE, employers must evaluate the use of engineering controls to reduce exposure to chemical hazards. True or False 8. Why is it important for employees to know the appearance and odor of the chemicals they are using? 9. What is the importance of PEL, STEL, and TLV? 10. If the MSDS does not have the information you need, where can you obtain that information?

Quiz Answers: 

Quiz Answers 1. The physician should be provided with the MSDS. 2. False. A low flashpoint means the chemical is very flammable and the vapors are more likely to ignite. 3. Facility-specific: binder, computer, fax system, etc. 4. Inhalation victims should get some fresh air. 5. False. Chemical manufacturers still must discuss the hazards, safety information, and first-aid procedures for “trade secret” ingredients.

Quiz Answers (cont.): 

Quiz Answers (cont.) 6. Symptoms of exposure 7. True 8. Knowing the appearance and odor of a chemical will help employees recognize chemical spills. 9. PEL, STEL, and TLV are exposure limits that must not be exceeded unless wearing appropriate PPE. 10. Call the 24-hour emergency phone number shown on the MSDS.

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