Faculty: Donna L Atherton RN, MSN, NP and Carol Pierini MA
Successful Completion: Complete entire module, complete the exam with a passing score of 80% or better, and complete the evaluation form.
Estimated Time to Complete Activity: 60 minutes.
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Ensure your knowledge of the current Joint Commission (JC) and Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standards to comply with Hazard Communication in health care facilities.
Course includes a video and audio component with stand-alone exam
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- Explain the current OSHA Standard for Hazard Communication.
- Identify the written, current inventory of hazardous materials on the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
- Review the exposure potential of hazardous products that you may encounter.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents:
- Hazard Communications in the Environment of Care
- Legal Notice
- Purpose and Learning Objectives
- Course Introduction
- The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
- Hazardous Materials
- The JC Hazard Communication Standard
- End of Quiz Exam
Course Content Example 1:
Hazards of all chemicals produced in the United States or imported to the United States are classified.
The OSHA Standard on toxic and hazardous substances mandates that classification of potential hazards of chemicals, information concerning these hazards, and appropriate protective measures be communicated to all employers and employees.
The JC Standards state that the organization “maintains a written, current inventory of hazardous materials and waste that it uses, stores, or generates.” The intent of this written communication is to ensure that employers and employees in health care environments understand the hazards associated with chemicals.
This course will review the current OSHA and JC standards regarding hazard communication in the health care facility.
Course Content Example 2:
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
Hazard Communication: Your Role
- Never remove or deface existing labels on hazardous materials containers
- Report and do not use unlabeled containers
- Avoid spilling material on labels
- Know the location of all SDS, your facility’s written Hazard Communication Policy, and the Hazardous Material List in your area
Course Content Example 3:
The OSHA SDS Sheet
Is a safety document required by OSHA and the JC standards and contains data abut the physical properties of a particular hazardous substance.
Is created for hazardous materials: compressed gasses, flammable and combustible liquids, oxidizing materials, poisonous or infectious material, corrosive material, and dangerously reactive materials.
Is a critical component of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, which states, "anyone who might handle, work with or be exposed to hazardous materials must have access to the SDSs."
Details toxicity, use, storage, handling, and emergency procedures of hazardous substances.
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