Knowledge of hazards specific to a workplace is critical to the development of a proper hazardous materials management program. A client, which utilizes chemical substances, requires a training program on the handling, hazards, storage, exposure risks, symptoms of chemical exposure, and first aid as part of any new and/or existing employee’s training.
Information regarding these hazards must be communicated to employees and have a thorough understanding of these hazards and how to respond to them. These substances that an employee may be exposed to may pose a multitude of health and safety concerns, any of which could result in serious injury or a fatality.
Our program deals with Risk Assessment (hazard identification, exposure assessments, etc.). Employee will learn chemical hazards, health hazards, acceptable levels of chemical exposure (, proper storage and labeling of chemicals, and usage of protective clothing and equipment for handling chemicals and physical hazards of the materials found in a facility. In addition, they will learn about potential fire and toxicity hazards, when not to have a chemical in a confined area, or to store in closed containers, usage of eye wash fountains and safety showers, and the necessary posting of open, and dangerous areas.
In conducting these assessments we look at the standards that pertain to the industry we are working with (I.e. HAZWOPER: 29 CFR 1910.120; Hazard Communication/Globally Harmonized System: 29 CFR 1910.1200; Laboratory Standard: 29 CFR 1910.1450). In addition we work with the facility to conduct hazard assessments, which would be used to determine the type of personal protection equipment is required to work with specific hazardous materials.
In our training programs employees will learn. They will also It is important that an employee recognize the ACGIH Threshold Limit Values an OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits of airborne contaminants and physical agents in the workplace.