Friday, April 6, 2012

Handling Chemical Safety Checklist


Safety Checklist For Working With Chemicals



SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR WORKING WITH CHEMICALS

Safety Questionnaire

Yes

No

Is there a list of hazardous substances used in your workplace?

Is there a written hazard communication program dealing with safety datasheet, labelling and employee training

Is each container for a hazardous substance (i.e., vats, bottles, storage tanks, etc.)
labeled with product identity and a hazard warning (communication of the specific
health hazards and physical hazards)?

Is there a Material Safety Data Sheet readily available for each hazardous substance
used?

Is there an employee training program for hazardous substances?

Does training program for hazardous substances
An explanation of what an MSDS is and how to use and obtain one?

Does training program for hazardous substances
MSDS contents for each hazardous substance or class of substances?

Does training program for hazardous substances
Explanation of "Right to Know?"

Does training program for hazardous substances
Identification of where an employee can see the employers written hazard
communication program and where hazardous substances are present in
their work areas?

Does training program for hazardous substances
The physical and health hazards of substances in the work area, and specific
protective measures to be used?

Details of the hazard communication program, including how to use the
labeling system and MSDS’s?

Are employees trained in :
How to recognize tasks that might result in occupational exposure?

Are employees trained in :
How to use work practice and engineering controls and personal protective
equipment and to know their limitations?

Are employees trained in :
How to obtain information on the type, selection, proper use, location,
removal handling, decontamination, and disposal of personal protective
equipment?

Are employees trained in :
Who to contact and what to do in an emergency?

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