OSHA Hazard Communication and Chemical Hygiene for Healthcare Personnel (Online CE Course)

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Authors: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP)MA Ed; Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP)
Reviewer: Leah Coppolino, MPH, MLS(ASCP)

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This course covers the OSHA Chemical Hygiene Standard and helps satisfy OSHA requirements for annual training. Terry Jo Gile covers Haz-Com, the NFPA diamond, and SDS, and explains common sense safety rules applied to healthcare practice. Appropriate for annual healthcare compliance training and for healthcare students prior to clinical rotations.

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  • Explain the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Hazard Communications Standard as it relates to healthcare areas where hazardous chemicals are handled and/or stored.
  • Explain labels and coding systems that alert users to chemical hazards.
  • Explain each section of a safety data sheet (SDS).
  • Identify basic laboratory common sense rules that apply to chemical handling.

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Course Outline

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  • Chemicals -- Past and Present
  • Labeling Systems
      • Globally Harmonized System for Labeling of Chemicals
      • Hazard Labels: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
      • Other Labeling Systems
      • Labeling Secondary Containers
      • What hazard is indicated by the pictogram on the right?
      • What does the blue diamond signify within the NFPA safety diamond?
  • Safety Data Sheets
    • Right to Know
      • Right to Know
      • Be Prepared
      • Sections of a Safety Data Sheet
    • Sections
  • Safety Precautions
    • General
      • General Safety Precautions
      • Management of Spill & Disposal
      • Wash Your Hands!
      • Personal Protective Equipment
      • Eyewash Stations
      • Eyewash Station Requirements
      • Reducing the Risk of Fires Involving Chemicals
      • Monitoring Exposure
      • If you splash a chemical, such as a dialysis ingredient, in your eyes, what is the MINIMUM length of time that you should rinse your eyes in tepid wat...
    • Safety Rules
      • Safety Rules
      • Keep It Safe!
  • References

Additional Information

Level of instruction: Basic
Intended Audience: Health care personnel and other professional personnel whose occupations involve the potential of exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Author Information: Terry Jo Gile, MT(ASCP)MA Ed has over 45 years experience as a certified medical technologist. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and a master's degree in Education from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. For 20 years she was a member of the management team at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Department of Laboratories in St. Louis, Missouri, and served as the Safety Officer as well as a laboratory safety consultant to the BJC Health System. Terry Jo headed her own consulting firm, Safety Lady, LLC, for 27 years. In that capacity, she lectured and consulted worldwide on the proper implementation of safety programs in clinical laboratories.
Author information: Barbara Cebulski, MS, MLS(ASCP) has over 40 years of experience in the medical laboratory profession as a technologist, section supervisor, and laboratory manager. She was an Inspection and Technical Specialist for nine years with the College of American Pathologists in the Laboratory Accreditation Program and, until her retirement in 2015, was Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Barbara holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University.
Reviewer information: Leah Coppolino, MPH, MLS(ASCP) is a Program Director for MediaLab, Inc. Previously, Leah was the Director of Education and Outreach as well as the Medical Laboratory Science Program Director at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She holds a Masters in Public Health from Thomas Jefferson University.

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