1. Observe and comply with all Warning Signs that you encounter (i.e. DANGER - NO SMOKING, etc.).
2. Read, understand and obey Warning Labels that are attached to containers of products containing hazardous chemicals.
3. Check to see that all containers being used to store hazardous chemicals, including those that have been transferred from the original container, are labeled with the proper information that is available on the manufacturer’s label.
4. Alert your supervisor when you discover unlabeled containers.
5. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) which contain more in-depth information than is provided for on the product label, are available for review by all employees. You can request a copy of an MSDS for any product by calling the 3E Company at (800) 451-8346, an MSDS management company for this production.
6. Always wear the appropriate eye, skin, body and respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE) required to protect you from potential workplace hazards. If unsure of the type of PPE to use, ask your supervisor or follow the directions on the MSDS.
7. Store chemicals in approved areas (i.e. flammable materials in flammable cabinets, acids in acid cabinets, etc.). Incompatible materials like flammable and oxidizing materials or inorganic acids and certain combustible materials can react violently if allowed to mix. Always store these incompatible materials separately. MSDS’s should be consulted for specific incompatibility information.
8. Notify your supervisor before mixing together any hazardous materials. Conduct all mixing operations following the directions found on the product’s warning label, the manufacturer’s mixing instructions, or on the MSDS.
9. Call the local fire department whenever there is a large spill involving potentially hazardous or unknown chemical products. For life threatening emergencies you should call 911.
10. In the event of a spill, attempt to contain the spread of the hazardous material only if it is safe to do so.
11. Regularly inspect hazardous material containers for leaks or signs of deterioration. Notify your supervisor of containers in poor condition.
12. Exercise particular caution when using chemicals in areas with poor air circulation.