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July 22, 2011

Do You Unknowingly Use Hazardous Chemicals at Work or Home?

You may think you know what dangerous chemicals you use at work or at home, but do you? Sure everyone knows not to drink bleach – but do you know not to mix it with ammonia? Mixing bleach with ammonia, (or mixing any two cleaners containing these chemicals) could create a gas, which can be deadly if inhaled.
Read this article for more information on common household hazardous chemicals.
There are hazardous chemicals present in every work setting and it is important you understand the hazards involved with every chemical you work with or around. In fact OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requires under the Hazard Communication standard that all employers provide information regarding any hazardous materials an employee may use.

The new Video On Demand courses, HazCom: Right-To-Know for Healthcare Facilities and HazCom: Right-To-Know for Cleaning and Maintenance Operations, provide employees with information regarding hazard communication and their specific workplace.

Both courses cover information regarding:

  • MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)
  • Container labels
  • Toxic Substances
  • Corrosives & Irritants
  • Flammables & Combustibles
  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  • Chemical Storage
  • Exposure Situations
  • Hazardous Spills

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