Do your employees need Safety Data Sheets Training? If so, then this training package is for you! Safety data sheets are an important part of the GHS or Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling of hazardous chemicals. This Safety Data Sheet Training goes through each of the 16 sections of the SDS and will teach your employees the following important concepts:
- What is the Hazard Communication Standard and when was it created by OSHA? (the Standard was created in 1983 and gives employees the “right to know” about any potentially hazardous materials that they could encounter on the job. This is also known as “Hazard Communication.”
- What is one of the main sources of information about hazard materials? (Well, of course that would be the Safety Data Sheets and that’s why it is so important for employees to understand how to read, interpret and use the SDS’s)
- Are Safety Data Sheets the same thing as a MSDS or Material Safety Data Sheets?
- Are the producers of hazardous materials and hazardous chemicals required to provide a Safety Data Sheet for their product? (Yes, each manufacturer must have an SDS for their product which outlines the dangers associated with the product, what to do in case of exposure, and more)
- Where should a business store the SDS for the hazardous materials used on the job site? (SDS’s should be kept in a central location, easily accessible, and always up to date)
- What is the GHS and how does it relate to SDS? (GHS is the Globally Harmonized System and it was originally established by the United Nations to help people anywhere in the world get accurate information about hazardous materials regardless of what language they speak)
- What is a hazard communication program and what role do SDS play?
- Ensuring that the Safety Data Sheets are understood is accomplished by standardizing several key items 1) how materials are classified, 2) how the hazards and safety precautions are described, and 3) how those facts are conveyed
- What are pictograms and what is their role in Safety Data Sheets?
- How are Safety Data Sheets organized and what are the various sections in the SDS? (there are 16 different numbered sections which always appear in the same order regardless of who makes the hazardous material. This standardization ensures that employees can be trained on all the components of a hazardous material)
- How can pictograms help any occupations safety program?
- What are the first three sections of an SDS? (These first sections are meant to answer the questions “What is this material?” and “What are its hazards?” Section 1 is the name of the product of Product Identification, Section 2 is Hazard Identification including the hazards pictogram, the hazard classification, the hazard statement, and its signal word.)
- What is contained in Section 3 of an SDS? (This section provides technical details about the product from the chemical manufacturers including the common name, the Chemical Abstracts Service number or CAS number, and any other unique identifiers)
- Sections 4, 5 and 6 of the SDS provides the information on how to handle emergencies that might arise while using the product (first aid, what firefighting measures should be taken in case the product is in a fire, etc)
- Sections 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the SDS provides the safe handling instructions for the product including how to handle and store the product, what type of PPE or personal protective equipment should be worn while using the product, exposure limitation and details, the products physical and chemical properties, the materials stability and reactivity, and more)
- Sections 11 through 16 of an SDS provide more technical details about the product and that is why they are near the end of the Sheet. Such items as toxicological information, ecological information or who the product reacts when it is released into the atmosphere or ground, how to dispose of the product safely, how to transport the product and regulatory information
- Where do SDS’s play a role in any hazard communication program?
- and much more….
If you want to provide your employees with in-depth Safety Data Sheet Training then this is the product for you. This training package includes the video, a trainee quiz and answer sheet, a Presenter’s Guide and a Training Completion Certificate. Providing your employees with SDS Training will not only keep your employees safe but can keep the employer in compliance with OSHA. This training comes either on a USB Stick or DVD.