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what are four ways chemicals enter the body?
- absorption through the skin
- invasion directly through a skin break
who is responsible for informing the public of product hazards and how do they do it?
- Chemical manufacturers
- MSDS sheets
what three things does the chemical toxicity depend on directly?
- length of time
- frequency of exposure
what is acute chemical toxicity?
high exposure/ short time
what are the symptoms of acute chemical toxicity?
dizziness, syncope, headache, nausea, vomiting
what is chronic chemical toxicity?
repeated exposures/long time
what are the effects caused by chronic chemical toxicity?
cancer, infertility, neurological deficits
how long do you flush your eyes out at the eye wash station?
how should you store mercury?
in unbreakable tightly sealed containers away from heat
t/f you can use the household vacuum cleaner or high velocity evacuation when cleaning up a mercury spill?
FALSE-follow manufacturers instructions
how should scrap amalgam be stored?
tightly closed container
employees have the right and need to know about the ______ and the ____ of chemicals used in the workplace
what are the five parts of hazard communication program
- written program
- chemical inventory
- labeling of chemical containers
- employee training
what is contained in section I of the MSDS?
what is contained in section II of the MSDS?
what is contained in section III of the msds
physical hazard data
what is contained in section IV of the MSDS
fire and explosion data
what is contained in section five of the MSDS?
health hazard info
what is section six of the MSDS
what is section VII of the MSDS
spill or leak procedures
what is section VIII of the MSDS
special protection info
what is section IX of the MSDS
what must be done if a chemical is placed in a non-original container?
must be labeled-can take off original label and place on new container
what will you find on the national fire protection association label?
color, numbers 0-4
what does the blue diamond mean?
what does the read diamond mean?
what does the yellow diamond mean?
what does the white diamond mean?
other specific hazards
how often is employee training for the hazard communication program?
once a year
how long are records of trainings for the hazard communication program kept?
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