Hazard Communication for Employers That Use Hazardous Chemicals
Employers that have hazardous chemicals in their workplaces are required by OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) to implement a written hazard communication program. The program must include labels on containers of hazardous chemicals, safety data sheets (SDSs) for hazardous chemicals, and training for workers. Each employer must also describe in a written program how it will meet the requirements of the HCS in each of these areas.
This training will include small group activities. Each participant is asked to submit to MIIA’s Risk Management trainer Bridget McGuiness, an SDS from two chemicals they use in their work environment. A number of the SDS submitted by students will be crafted into one or more hands-on activities.
MIIA is able to issue TCH credits for this course for the renewal of a MA DEP Wastewater license. 1 training hour = 1 TCH.
Bridget McGuiness has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to her work here with MIIA, Bridget was the NESHAP Asbestos Program Compliance and Enforcement Engineer with Region 1 EPA; she has been self-employed as an environmental consultant, expert witness and trainer; and as a trainer with The New England Consortium (TNEC) at UMass Lowell.