Mining facilities normally have chemicals on-site that require specific labeling and documentation to inform miners about the potential chemicals hazards they may face at work. MSHA's Title 30 CFR - Part 47 Hazard Communication standard, or "HazCom," outlines chemical labeling and documentation requirements to help mine operators reduce injuries and illnesses for miners and mining contractors. This course provides important information on MSHA’s HazCom standard and how it relates to the new Globally Harmonized System (GHS) as well as requirements for MSDS and SDS documentation.
State the definition of a chemical hazard
Describe mine operators chemical evaluation responsibilities
List the potential health and physical hazards of chemical exposure
State the purpose of a Hazard Communication, or "HazCom," program
State the required elements of a HazCom program
Describe how OSHA's GHS (Globally Harmonized System) relates to MSHA's HazCom program
State the definition and purpose of a material safety data sheet, "MSDS," and a safety data sheet, "SDS"
Describe the contents of an MSDS and an SDS
List label and warning requirements for hazardous chemicals