TOWN OF HILES
With the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
The purpose of this instruction is to
ensure that the Town of Hiles is in compliance with the OSHA Hazard
Communication Standard (HCS) 29 CFR 1910.1200 or 1926.59.
The designated Town Board member
(referred to as the safety manager hereafter) is the overall coordinator
of the facility program. In general, each employee in the facility will be
appraised of the substance of the HCS, the hazardous properties of
chemicals they work with, and measures to take to protect themselves from
II. List of Hazardous Chemicals
The safety manager will maintain a list
of all hazardous chemicals used in the facility, and update the list as
necessary. The hazardous chemical list will be updated upon receipt of new
hazardous chemicals at the facility. The list of hazardous chemicals is
maintained in the Town garage in the MSDS library book. In addition to a
listing of hazardous materials with which the employees normally work, the
MSDS book also includes a copy of this instruction, MSDSs for these
materials, training information, and training certification documentation.
III. Material Safety Data Sheets
The safety manager will maintain an MSDS
library on every substance on the list of hazardous chemicals in the Town
garage and office areas. The MSDSs will consist of a fully completed OSHA
form 174 or equivalent. MSDSs will be readily available to all employees.
The safety manager is responsible for
acquiring and updating MSDSs. The safety manager will be notified of the
ordering of a hazardous material not currently of the list of hazardous
materials by the person placing the order. The safety manager will review
each MSDS for accuracy and completeness. For any new procurement, the
least hazardous substance will be procured.
MSDSs that meet the requirements of HCS
must be fully completed and received at the facility either prior to, or
at the time of, receipt of the first shipment of any potentially hazardous
chemical purchased from a vendor.
IV. Labels and Other Forms of
The senior road maintenance road worker
is designated to ensure that all hazardous chemicals in the facility are
properly labeled. Labels should list the chemical identity, appropriate
hazard warnings, and the name and address of the manufacturer, importer or
other responsible party. The senior road maintenance road worker will
refer to the corresponding MSDS to verify label information. Generally,
the label provided by the manufacturer or supplier will meet all these
requirements and no additional labeling will be required. Immediate use
containers, small containers into which materials are drained for use on
that shift by the employee drawing the material, do not require labeling.
Labels use for in-house containers will be consistent with labeling
supplied by the manufacturer.
The senior road maintenance worker will
check on a quarterly basis to ensure that all containers in the facility
are labeled and the labels are up to date.
V. Emergency Procedures
Upon the discovery of a spill of leak of
a hazardous chemical, the following actions will be taken.
Notify the Hiles Fire Department
649-3511 if the problem is determined to be potentially dangerous
Clear people from the spill area
Determine the source of the spill or leak
and stop it if possible without
Remove spilled material with absorbent
Each employee who works with or is
potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals will receive initial training
on the HCS and the safe use of those hazardous chemicals. Additional
training will be provided for employees whenever required. Hazardous
chemical training will be arranged by the safety manager.
The training will emphasize these
A summary of the standard and the written
program and the implementation of the program for the Town of Hiles.
Hazardous chemical properties including
visual appearance and odor and method that can be used to detect the
presence of release of hazardous chemicals.
Physical and health hazards associated
with potential exposure to workplace chemicals.
Procedures to protect against hazards,
e.g. personal protective equipment, work practices, and emergency
Hazardous chemical spill and leak
Where MSDSs are located, how to
understand their content, and how employees may obtain and use appropriate
The safety manager will monitor and
maintain records of employee training.
Hazard Communication Program Adopted by Town Board on