and comply with all Warning Signs that you
encounter (i.e. DANGER - NO SMOKING, etc.).
- Read, understand and obey
Warning Labels that are attached to containers of products containing
- 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.
- Alert your supervisor when
you discover unlabeled containers.
- 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, or the WB Dept. Of Safety & Environmental Affairs
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Call the WBSF Fire Department (X4-3333)
whenever there is a large spill on the Lot involving potentially hazardous
or unknown chemical products.
For life threatening emergencies or off Lot spills, you should call
- In the event of a spill,
attempt to contain the spread of the hazardous material only
if it is safe to do so.
- Regularly inspect hazardous
material containers for leaks or signs of deterioration. Notify your supervisor of containers in poor
- Exercise particular caution
when using chemicals in areas with poor air circulation.