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Professional Allied Staff Courses

Saturday, September 17, 2011
8:00AM - 9:30AM


(C) 105A-B


Build Your own Hazard Communication Plan and MSDS book*

Leslie Diane Canham, CDA, RDA
Leslie Canham & Associates
Copperopolis, CA


This OSHA standard is the employees right-to-know about the hazards and identities of the chemicals they are exposed to in the workplace. OSHA requires employers to have written chemical safety plans and Material Safety Data Sheets. This course will include information on how to design and implement an effective safety program for employees exposed to hazardous chemicals. Course materials include templates for creating and assembling a communication plan that can be personalized for each OMS office and instructions on how to set up and maintain a MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) book.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  1. Create written plans that explain how to: recognize physical and human health hazards of chemicals, avoid exposure, handle chemical spills and clean up, and identify personal protective attire for use;
  2. Explain how to locate MSDS. Understand how to read an MSDS. Learn how to organize the sections of an MSDS book; and
  3. Understand when a chemical must be labeled. Explain what information must be included on the label.

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