Hazmat Outline 29 CFR 1910.120

General Background:

Hazardous Material is a serious safety and health problem that continues to endanger human life, animal life and environmental quality. Unless hazardous materials are properly treated, stored, or disposed of, it will continue to do great harm to our environment. There are an estimated 575,000 existing chemical products, and hundreds of new ones being introduced annually. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employer.

The following course outline is designed to make employees aware of the hazards involved when working with and / or around hazardous material as well as how to control those hazards.

  1. Introduction of Program
    1. Historical review of regulations.
    2. Review of applicable standards (OSHA, EPA, DOT).
  2. Sources of References
    1. Discussion, review and proper use of:
      1. 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA)
      2. North American Emergency Response Guide (DOT)
      3. Pocket Guide – National Institute of Safety and Health (NIOSH)
      4. Threshold Limit Values and Biological Exposure Indices – American Conference of Governmental Hygienist (ACGIH)
      5. Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  3. Chemical and Physical Hazards
    1. Discuss how to evaluate the hazards of a chemical based on their physical properties
    2. Overview of hazardous chemical reactions
    3. Discuss oxygen deficient atmospheres
    4. Overview of ionizing radiation
    5. Discuss biological hazards
  4. Toxicology
    1. Discussion of the dose response relationship
    2. Overview of exposure limits
    3. Discussion of the effects of exposure to toxic substances
    4. Examine the factors that may influence the response to a toxic exposure
  5. Chemical / Toxicological Information Lab
    1. Tabletop exercise utilizing sources of reference

NOTE: CSEM, Inc. may be contacted in the future to schedule a workplace evaluation and program review in an effort to help maintain compliance.

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