John Glenn School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

8431 - CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT/TOXIC HAZARDS PLAN AND WRITTEN HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

Use of these guidelines will assist in preparing a chemical management/toxic hazards plan and a communication program that will be in compliance with Policy 8431.

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT/TOXIC HAZARDS PLAN

Inventory

The inventory of chemicals shall contain:

 

A.

a list of chemicals stored Corporation-wide;

   
 

B

storage location in the Corporation.

Purchasing

Chemical purchasing shall adhere to the following:

 

A.

the least toxic chemical that is effective for the intended purpose will be purchased

   
 

B.

chemicals that are on the banned chemical listing shall not be purchased

Use

All toxic chemicals shall be properly used including:

 

A.

mixing according to manufacturer's directions;

   
 

B.

adherence to warning regarding proper ventilation;

   
 

C.

use of toxic chemicals should be when students are not present;

   
 

D.

proper notification are given before the application, if such notifications are required;

   
 

E.

purchased chemicals will be used on a first in first used basis.

Storage

Storage of toxic chemicals shall adhere to the following:

 

A.

all containers, if not the original container, shall be properly ventilated

   
 

B.

storage areas must be properly ventilated

   
 

C.

chemicals shall be stored in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations

   
 

D.

chemicals that are reactive with each other will not be stored in proximity to one another

Disposal

Disposal of all chemicals shall adhere to the following:

 

A.

disposal shall follow State guidelines under the directions provided by the THP

   
 

B.

stored chemicals identified for disposal shall be marked as such on the container

   
 

C.

banned chemicals shall be disposed of as soon as possible after learning of the ban

Spills and Other Accidents

Planning for the potential of a spill or other accident shall include the following:

 

A.

follow the directions of the manufacturer for cleaning a spill.

   
 

B.

for situations of extreme emergency, call 911

WRITTEN HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

Some methods in this written hazard communication plan go beyond the minimum requirements of the standard to more effectively communicate hazards to staff members, for example, having them sign training statements.

General

The following written hazard communication program has been established for the Corporation by its THP Officer, the maintenance supervisor.

The program will be available in his/her office for review by all employees.

 

A.

Hazard Determination

     
   

The maintenance supervisor will be relying on Material Safety Data Sheets from material suppliers to meet hazard determination requirements.

     
 

B.

Labeling

     
   

The maintenance supervisor will be responsible for ensuring that:

     
 

1.

all incoming containers are properly labeled;

     
 

2.

all incoming products are checked for identity, hazard warning, and name and address of the responsible party;

     
 

3.

all portable containers are labeled with identity and hazard warning;

     
 

4.

piping systems are painted at access points and every ten (10) feet where the piping is eight (8) feet or closer to employee contact.

     
 

C.

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

     
 

1.

The maintenance supervisor will be responsible for compiling the master MSDS file. It will be kept in the Superintendent's office.

     
 

2.

MSDSs will be available for review to all employees. Copies will be available upon request to the principals and other supervisors.

     
 

3.

The maintenance supervisor shall make requests for MSDSs on all purchase orders. A file of follow-up letters shall be maintained for all shipments received without MSDSs.

     
 

4.

The maintenance supervisor shall provide supervisors with the required OSHA Right to Know poster and postings notifying employees of new or revised MSDSs within five (5) days of receipt of a new or revised MSDS.

     
 

D.

Employee Information and Training

     
 

1.

The THP Officer shall coordinate and maintain records of training.

     
 

2.

Before starting work, each new employee will attend a safety class and be given a Hazardous Materials handbook which will have information on:

     
 

a.

chemicals and their hazards in their work areas;

     
 

b.

how to lessen or prevent exposure to these hazardous chemicals;

     
 

c.

what has been done to lessen or prevent workers' exposure to these chemicals;

     
 

d.

procedures to follow if they are exposed to these chemicals;

     
 

e.

how to read and interpret labels and MSDSs.

     
 

3.

After attending the class each employee will sign a form stating that they received the written materials outlined above and received the safety training.

     
 

4.

Before any new hazardous material is allowed in the Corporation, appropriate employees will be given information in the same manner as during the safety class. Each supervisor will be responsible for seeing that MSDSs on the new chemicals are available.

     
 

5.

Safety meetings will be held as needed and Hazardous Materials used in the Corporation will be discussed. Attendance is mandatory for all employees.

     
 

6.

Notices will be posted on the employee bulletin boards that provide the location of the written hazard communication program.

     
 

E.

Informing Contractors

     
 

1.

It is the responsibility of the THP Officer to provide any contractors and their employees with the following information:

     
 

a.

hazardous chemicals to which they may be exposed while on the job site

     
 

b.

measures the employees may take to lessen the risks

     
 

c.

steps the Corporation has taken to lessen the risks

     
 

d.

MSDSs for all hazardous chemicals are on file in the plant office

     
 

e.

procedures to follow if they are exposed

     
 

2.

The THP Officer will ensure that contractors' employees are given this information prior to working in the Corporation.

     
 

F.

List of Hazardous Chemicals

     
   

A list of the hazardous chemicals used in the Corporation is to be available in the office of the THP Officer.

Revised 5/21/13

© Neola 2012