Hazardous Materials Labeling and Storage Management Presentation

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Hazardous Materials Management Documents and Resources that every employer should understand. HERServices is providing the following resources as a follow up to the attendees at our presentation during the TriState Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada for 2015.

NEW OSHA Directive CLP-02-02-079, provides guidance to compliance officers on how to audit companies and enforce the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS 2012). These instructions establish policies and procedures to assist OSHA's Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHO) on how to evaluate employers to ensure consistent enforcement of the HCS. It outlines the steps and documentation that each CSHO must use to evaluate whether the employer has in good faith trained their employees and implemented the revised hazard classification of chemicals, applied the new GHS compliant labels on all containers of hazardous chemicals. In addition, the CSHO will verify that the chemical inventory includes current GHS compliant safety data sheets for each hazardous material stored and managed at their property and that employees understand the chemical hazards. The CSHO compliance guide provides an outline for officers to follow on how to determine if a violation of the HAZCOM Standard exists and how to write the Citations. The GHS Hazards Communication 2012 transition period for employers is over and all employers with the exception of the manufactures are to have developed their program and have it fully implemented. For further information on the GHS HAZCOM Standard go to: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/ghs-final-rule.html

For more information and to download the guidance document go to: https://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/Directive_pdf/CPL_02-02-079.pdf

1. KemKey Color Coded Fittings for your hazardous chemicals connections: www.kemkey.com

2. Safety Cans and Storage Cabinets codes and regulations from Justrite Manufacturing:

http://justritemfg.com/Documents/Codes%20and%20Regulations/Codes%20and%20Regs-SAFETY%20CANS%20AND%20CONTAINERS.pdf

http://justritemfg.com/Documents/Codes%20and%20Regulations/Codes%20and%20Regs-SAFETY%20AND%20STORAGE%20CABINETS.pdf

3. OSHA HAZCOM 2012 Standard and the NFPA 704 Comparison Quick Card:

http://www.nfpa.org/Assets/files/AboutTheCodes/704/NFPA704_HC2012_QCard.pdf

4. OSHA Website for the New GHS HAZCOM Standard 2012: https://www.osha.gov/dsg/hazcom/

5. OSHA Brief 3636: Hazard Communication Standard Labels and Pictograms: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/OSHA3636.pdf

6. OSHA HCS Pictograms and Hazards card: https://www.osha.gov/Publications/HazComm_QuickCard_Pictogram.html