Introduction To Right To Know/Hazard Communication

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Introduction To Right To Know/Hazard Communication

This on-line quiz is designed to provide basic education to Cirrus Aircraft employees on the importance and benefits of properly recognizing and safely working with hazardous materials. This quiz does not cover all aspects of the Right To Know Standard, nor should it be used as the only method of understanding and applying this standard.


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  • 1. 
    Key ComponentsThe most important component of the entire Right-To-Know program is the employee training and information program. The Right-To-Know Act of 1988 (29 CFR 1910.1200) requires that this training be given at the time of initial assignment and whenever a new hazard is introduced into the workplace. The following elements are key components of this training:
    • The nature of hazards posed by chemicals in the workplace
    • Instruction on work practices, personal protective equipment, and any special procedures to be followed in an emergency
    • Measures that employees can take to protect themselves from chemical hazards
    • What material safety data sheets (MSDS) are and how to use them
    • An explanation of the institution's RTK/ Hazard Communication policy, including information on labeling chemicals
    • The requirements of the RTK law
    •  What Products are NOT Covered?
    What is a Hazardous Chemical?
    • Any chemical which can do harm to your body
    • The damage to you body is depandant on your length of exposure. On an MSDS sheet, you will find the PEL or Permissable Exposure Limit. This maximum level that you can be exposed to a given substance
    • Some chemicals have an acute effect, which means that a person will typically have an immediate reaction to the substance
    • Other chemicals have a chronic effect that occur are long term or multiple exposure. The overall effect to the body may not manifest it self for week,months or even years.
    What Products are NOT Covered?
    • Chemicals being transported in state as part of a shipment in interstate or intrastate commerce.
    • Chemicals covered by the Federal Atomic Energy Act and the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
    • Alcoholic beverages and articles intended for personal consumption.
    • Consumer products that are used in the workplace in the same manner as normal consumer use.
    Note: Products used in routine cleaning and painting operations are covered. An example of a material that is excluded from the Right-to-Know Law is?
    • A. 

      Acetone

    • B. 

      Aspirin

    • C. 

      PTM&W

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    MSDS An important element described in the law for chemical safety awareness is the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Like the label, the MSDS provides you with information regarding the hazards associated with a chemical. However, the information provided is much more comprehensive. It is important to consult an MSDS before introducing a new chemical to your work area or when questions arise while working with hazardous substances. Prepared by its manufacturer, an MSDS provides information to help you understand the intrinsic hazards of the chemical including:
    • physical and chemical properties
    • stability and reactivity information
    • health hazard information
    • acute and chronic effects of exposure
    • permissible exposure limits
    • required personal protective equipment 
    MSDS should accompany all products covered under RTK law. If an MSDS is not received, please contact your institution's RTK Coordinator. The RTK Coordinator should be able to obtain the information directly from the manufacture or distributor. Locating an MSDS You may review and print a copy of an MSDS sheet via our MSDS eService weblink on our company Intranet Home Page.MSDS' are also available at assigned MSDS work stations:
    • Employees should be trained and comfortable in using a computer to acess an MSDS
    • You may also request copies of MSDS from your supervisor or through your facilities Eviromental, Health and Safety (EH&S) specialist By law, If you do not receive a MSDS within 5 days of a written request, you may refuse to work with that chemical until the information is received. ( Please see your facility EH&S specials if you have questions or concerns)Under the RTK law, all of our facilites are responsible for providing the following information?
  • A. 

    Initial RTK Training

  • B. 

    An MSDS on Site

  • C. 

    Labeled Containers

  • D. 

    All of the Above

  • 3. 
    Labels IIt is important to be able to identify simple hazards that are associated with chemical products. Labels can help provide this critical information. This rule should apply to all technicians and administrative employees. Manufacture Labels Chemical manufacturers provide pertinent labeling information on their original containers making them a good reference for information on chemical hazards. Labels on containers of purchased chemicals may include:
    • The common name of the substance
    • An appropriate hazard warning
    • Proper handling, storage and emergency response information
    NFPA The NFPA hazard ranking system shows the type and the degree of a chemical hazard. The labels are diamond-shaped and color-coded.
    • Blue indicates the health hazard.
    • Red indicates the fire hazard.
    • Yellow indicates the reactivity hazard.
    • White gives special information such as water or oxidizer incompatibility.
    In each field, the degree of the hazard is rated from 0 to 4, with 4 being the greatest hazard and 0 indicating no significant hazard. Hazardous Materials Container Labels Another aspect of RTK involves hazardous material container labeling. If a container is labeled with any of the following terms, it contains a hazardous chemical:
    • Corrosives: Destroy living tissue on contact
    • Toxics: Hazardous to your health
    • Flammables: Readily catch fire
    • Reactives: React violently with materials in otherwise stable situations
    Which of the following is the most significant hazard identified on this NFPA label?
    • A. 

      Health Hazard

    • B. 

      Water incompatibility hazard

    • C. 

      Fire hazard

    • D. 

      Reactivity hazard

  • 4. 
    The Minnesota Right-To-Know Act says that? Visit Minnesota Rule:https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/rules/?id=5206.0200
    • A. 

      Employees are responsible for learning everything there is to know about the hazardous materials in the workplace.

    • B. 

      Employers must evaluate their workplaces for the existence of hazardous substances, harmful physical agents, and infectious agents and provide training and information to those employees covered under the act who are routinely exposed to those substances and agents

    • C. 

      Putting labels on chemical containers is all that is necessary to be in compliance.

  • 5. 
    If employees want to learn more about a hazardous material or chemical, the best information is found through?
    • A. 

      Container labels only.

    • B. 

      Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) only.

    • C. 

      Labels and Material Safety Data Sheets only.

    • D. 

      Labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, and the employer's RTK/Hazard Communication Program.

  • 6. 
    We have a RTK/Hazard Communication Program in place at our company?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Every container that holds a potentially hazardous material must be labeled?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    My employer is only required to supply Material Safety Data Sheets for materials which have a severe hazard?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    If I am unsure about the whether a  material may be hazardous I should? 
    • A. 

      Try to work with the material as safely as possible

    • B. 

      Put on extra layers of Personal Protective Equipment

    • C. 

      Review the MSDS first and/or ask my supervisor for information on the potential hazard of the material

  • 10. 
    Household chemicals are never as dangerous as the ones at work?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    The routes of entry into the body  for chemical exposure employer is only required to supply Material Safety Data Sheets for potentially deadly materials I work with?
    • A. 

      Inhalation

    • B. 

      Ingestion

    • C. 

      Absorbtion

    • D. 

      All of the Above

  • 12. 
    When and where can you encounter a hazardous chemical or material?
    • A. 

      At Home

    • B. 

      Anywhere, Anytime

    • C. 

      At Work

  • 13. 
    What does MSDS stand for?
    • A. 

      Material Safety Description Sheet

    • B. 

      Material Safety Dummy Sheet

    • C. 

      Material Safety Data Sheet

    • D. 

      Material Safety Data System

  • 14. 
    The Hazard Communication 29 CFR 1910.1200 code is known as the?
    • A. 

      The OSHA Law

    • B. 

      I Don't Have a Clue Law

    • C. 

      Chemical Safety Suggestion Law

    • D. 

      The Right To Know Law

  • 15. 
    Various chemicals at our facility can have an acute or chronic effect on the body. This means that an employee would see an immediate effect due to exposure or the effect would not show itself until months or years later.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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