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Chemical Hygiene Plans: Developing Your CHP For Compliance With The Revised Hazard Communication Standard And Other Requirements

Webinar: ID# 1023985
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About This Course:
Setting up a chemical hygiene plan (CHP) can be a complex and challenging process. With the onset of GHS alignment and a shifting regulatory landscape, it’s more vital than ever to ensure that EHS professionals understand how to craft and implement an adequate CHP to help keep their workers safe and their businesses compliant.

In order to create an effective CHP, you must determine how best to identify and assess all of the hazardous chemical exposures, who’s going to manage the program, which methods are best for controlling employee exposure, and what must be included to ensure the effectiveness of your chemical hygiene training program.

Things can get complicated quickly if you aren’t familiar with the applicable OSHA requirements and the recently revised Hazard Communication Standard. Applicable regulations mandate that facilities engaged in the use of chemicals in laboratory settings must develop and implement a written CHP to protect employees working in laboratories from unique and wide ranging exposures to chemicals.

Noncompliance could lead to catastrophic worker injuries and costly fines – both of which could be avoided with an effective CHP in place.

Join us to learn the procedures to outline in your CHP—from how to address equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), work practices, training, and policies to help protect employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals used at work.

You’ll learn:
  • How the recently revised Hazard Communication Standard applies to CHPs
  • Factors to consider to verify that your workplace is in compliance with applicable lab and/or HazCom standards
  • Who in your workplace is covered
  • What to include in your CHP to ensure it’s as comprehensive as required under the law
  • Best practices for creating effective standard operating procedures
  • Specific control measures—from engineering to PPE—that must be included in a CHP
  • Source information on chemicals to include, and how to be sure your library of Safety Data Sheets is complete and current
  • Identify and evaluate procedures for working with hazardous chemicals, including use and maintenance of PPE and other protective equipment, such as chemical fume hoods
  • Who should be designated as chemical hygiene officer—and responsibilities to assign to associated staff
  • How to set up a process for routine review of the CHP and make any modifications as needed
  • Tips for providing site-wide annual employee training
  • Required elements to include during training and the training documentation to demonstrate compliance
  • Precautions to take when dealing with toxic substances, carcinogens, and other hazardous chemicals found in the workplace, including exposure monitoring and medical exams
About Your Presenters:

Scott Kenemore
VelocityEHS

Scott Kenemore is an EHS Content Communications Manager for VelocityEHS. As editor of several VelocityEHS communication vehicles, Mr. Kenemore regularly researches and reports on cutting-edge issues related to OSHA, the EPA, Health Canada, and key people and regulations in the EHS space. In addition, he educates stakeholders on these important EHS topics through live presentations at industry meetings and conferences as well as webinars, including the VelocityEHS webinar series covering the implementation of GHS in the United States and Canada, and on the OSHA 2016 Respirable Crystalline Silica Final Rule. Mr. Kenemore holds degrees from Kenyon College in Ohio and Columbia University in New York.

Phil Molé
VelocityEHS

Phil Molé is an EHS and Sustainability Expert for VelocityEHS. Prior to joining VelocityEHS, Mr. Molé served as Global EHS Coordinator for John Crane Inc., as a Senior Environmental Consultant for Gaia Tech, and Project Manager for Mostardi Platt Environmental. He has a B.S. (Chemistry) and a Masters in Public Health (MPH). He was a NIOSH traineeship recipient (1995-1997) and is a member of ASSE and NAEM. His certifications include OSHA 30-hour training (2012), and ISO/OHSAS Internal Auditor Training (2012). As an EHS Expert at VelocityEHS, Mr. Molé tracks emerging regulatory issues and educates customers and the marketplace on environment, health, safety and sustainability compliance best practices.
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