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                          WRITTEN HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM

 

 

GENERAL

 

The following hazard communication program has been established for the Nashville Department of Public Works.  This program will be available for review by all employees.

 

1.  HAZARD DETERMINATION

 

The Village will be relying on material safety data sheets from suppliers to meet determination requirements.

 

2.  LABELING

 

A.  Each employee will be responsible for seeing that all containers coming in are properly labeled.

 

            B.  All labels shall be checked for:

            *  Identity

            *  Hazard

            *  Name and address of responsible party

 

            C.  The Superintendent shall be responsible for seeing that all portable containers used in                       their work area are labeled with identity and hazard warning.

 

 

3.  MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS (MSDS)

 

A.  The Superintendent will be responsible for compiling the master MSDS file.  It will be kept in a file at the Sewer Plant Office.

 

            B.  MSDSs will be available for review to all employees during each workshift.  Copies                         will be available upon request to the Superintendent.

 

C.  The Employees will be provided with the required MIOSHA Right-To-Know posters and postings notifying employees of new or revised MSDSs within five (5) days of receipt       of new or revised MSDSs.

 

4.  EMPLOYEE INFORMATION AND TRAINING

 

A.  The Superintendent shall coordinate and maintain records of training conducted for the Department of Public Works Crew.

 

B.  Before starting work, or as soon as possible thereafter, each new employee will attend a safety class.  In that class, each employee will be given information on:

 

            *  Chemicals and their hazards in the workplace.

            *  How to lessen or prevent exposure to these chemicals.

            *  What the company has done to lessen or prevent workers exposure to these chemicals.

            *  Procedures to follow if they are exposed.

            *  How to read and interpret labels and MSDSs.

            *  Where to locate MSDSs and from whom they may obtain copies.                                            

            C.  The employee will be informed that:

            *  The employer is prohibited from discharging, or discriminating against, an employee               who exercises the rights regarding information about hazardous chemicals in the                             workplace.

            *  As an alterative to requesting an MSDS from the employer, the employee may obtain a                      copy from the Department of Public Health.  A sign will be posted with the address and                 telephone number of the department responsible for such requests.

 

            D.  Attendance will be taken at training sessions.  These records will be kept by the                   Superintendent.

 

            E.  Before any new hazardous chemical is introduced into the workplace, each employee                       will be given information in the same manner as during the safety class.

 

 

5.  HAZARDOUS NON-ROUTINE TASKS 

 

            A.  On occasion, employees are required to do work in hazardous areas (e.g. confined              spaces).  Prior to starting work in such areas, each employee will be given information                  about the hazards involved in these areas.

 

            This information will inlude:

            *  Specific chemical hazards

            *  Protection/safety measures the employee can take to lessen risks

*  Measures the company has taken to lessen the hazards including ventilation, respirators, the presence of another employee, and  emergency procedures

 

            B.  It is the policy of the Village of Nashville that no employee will begin work in a                     confined space, or any non-routine task, without first receiving a safety briefing.

 

6.  INFORMING CONTRACTORS

 

A.  It is the responsibility of the Village of Nashville to provide any other contractors with employees exposed to our chemicals with the following information:

            *  Hazardous chemicals with which they may come in contact.

            *  Measures the employees may take lessen the risks.

            *  Where to get MSDSs for all hazardous chemicals.

 

            B.  It is the responsibility of the Village of Nashville to obtain chemical information from contractors when they will expose our employees to hazardous chemicals which they may bring into our workplace.

 

7.  PIPE AND PIPING SYSTEMS

 

A.  Information on the hazardous contents of pipe and piping shall be identified on the pipe as to its contents.

 

8.  LIST OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

 

This is a list of the chemicals used by the Department of Public Works Crew.  Further information can be obtained by reviewing MSDSs at the central location.  This list is subject to additions or deletions.

 

Stamark P- 46 Pavement Adhesive

Randustrial Water Pressure Cement

N U-Duh

Super Wet

Asphalt Cold Mix

Silicone (clear, blue, high temp. red, black, white, bronze.)

Permatex High Tack

3M Weather Strip Adhesive (black)

Classic Plastic Auto Body Filler

Fibergel Body Filler

Oatly Purple Primer/Cleaner

Novaclean

Vinyl Spackling

Galaxy Stainless Plumber

All Purpose Cement (pvc cement)

Arrest

Dont Bug Me

Epic

Opthalene

Nimbus

Kibosh

Stylene

On Your Mark

Prizm

Starting Fluid

Cyclo Carb. Cleaner

Cyclo Silicone Spray

Permatex Battery Cleaner

Duro Belt Grip

Brake Fluid

Permatex Gasket Remover

Enzymes 300

Triple X Sewer Compound

Windsheild Washer Solvent

BL-50 R.V. Anti-freeze

Isopropyl Alcohol, Anhydrous (gas line anti-freeze)

Anti-Freeze Coolant

Force

Uni-Dox

Orange Gel Degreaser

Sprint

Urgent

Sentinel

Riptide

Swab Concrete Floor Cleaner

Brake Cleaner

Muratic Acid 20%

Mineral Spirits

Super Permalube Grease

Amoco 300 Motor Oil

Auto-Value ATF

Auto-Value Motor Oil

Uni-rooter

Scram

Selective Weed Control Liquid Herbicide Mixture

Aquatic Weed Control Diquat

Oil Base Traffic Paint White

Oil Base Traffic Paint Yellow

Petroleum Rustproofing

Bench and Seat Enamel

Fence and Roof Enamel (Aluminum)

Pit Stop (blue, osha green, white, fire red)

Super Stripe Traffic Paint (yellow, white)

HI-TECH Colors

Randustrial Pavement Sealer

Pave Brite Marking Paint (yellow, white)

Tournament Top Coat Green

Fence and Roof Enamel Aluminum

Plasti-Kote Truck and Van Colors  All colors-unleaded

Plasti-Kote Truck and Van Colors  All colors-unleaded

Best Interior Satan Gloss Enamel

Best Interior/Exterior Decorative Enamel

Best Ultra Gloss Polyurethane

Best Exterior Flat House Paint

Best Interior/Exterior Ultra Gloss Spray

Good Interior Semi-gloss House and Trim

Acetylene

Der-Vel

Encore