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Chemical Safety

Today’s workplace uses thousands of chemicals, many of which are hazardous. The resources in this section will help guide you in the safe and legal identification, storage, transport, and use of these chemicals, and in making sure that your employees right to know how to be safe around such substances is provided, as required by law.

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Flammable Liquids Safety Training: Who and What

When flammable liquids are involved, the risks are high, and everyone needs to be trained to follow required safety procedures.

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Flammable Liquids: Don’t Forget the Basics

OSHA’s flammable liquids standard (29 CFR 1910.106) explains what these substances are and how to store and use them safely

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Safer Chemicals: OSHA Outlines the Benefits

Yesterday, we outlined the steps in the process of transitioning to safer chemicals. Today, we review reasons why using safer chemicals whenever possible is a good idea.

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Check Out OSHA’s Safer Chemicals Toolkit

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The most effective way to control hazardous chemical exposures in the workplace is to eliminate them, but it can be difficult to identify safer alternatives.

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Steps in the Hazardous Waste Decontamination Process

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The steps in the decontamination process vary depending on the hazards involved, the equipment available, and the terrain and circumstances. However, this list is typical of what would be set up for a complex decontamination.

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Hazardous Waste: Permeation Factors and Decontamination Methods

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Decontamination is a vital process for employees who handle hazardous wastes because it removes or neutralizes contaminants that have accumulated on personnel and equipment.

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A Primer on Toxic Substances

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Toxic substances are found in many facilities, and employees can suffer a variety of illnesses as a result of unprotected exposures.

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Are Corrosives Eating Away at Safety in Your Facility?

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Are your workers in danger from corrosive chemicals? If so, give them the information they need to protect themselves.

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GHS Review: Part 2

In yesterday’s GHS review, we talked about compliance guidelines, how GHS has changed HazCom, and GHS-compliant labeling requirements. Today, we review issues involving the SDS and employee training.

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GHS Review: Are You Moving Toward Compliance?

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The deadline for training employees on the SDS and GHS labels was December 1, 2013, so you should already have done that.

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