Bhardwaj Ramesh

Dear Friends,
Hazcom is designed to reduce incidence of chemically-related occupational illnesses and injuries; Called “worker right to know” ; Ensures that all chemical hazards in workplace are identified and explained .
PFA herewith very nice and informative presentation.
Please share your views and valuable suggestions.

From India, New Delhi

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AGM EHS and Project Management
Dear Ramesh, Now a days when I open this cite I look for your posts. Your posts are enriching. Even todays post is excellent. Keep on sharing. Thanks & Regards, Sudhir
From India, Nasik
I must say that earlier also I was connected with many HR forums..But in recent days watever information & Knowledge i have gained through this forum is incrediable.
Specially in the matter of Safety & hazards.
& watever the presentations are being shared by Mr. Ramesh & Other members is very informative & useful.
Thanks for sharing these presentations & stuff.
With Thanks,
Priyanka Varshney

From India, Karnal

Safety & Production
Dear Ramesh,
Dear all,
Once again I am asking the same question, that I have posted long back...
Why Hazard communication is focusing only on Chemicals??
Why no any physical hazards are communicated or is it restricted only to chemicals??
I had seen many presentations focussing only on chemical hazards. I am unable to get the answer for my questions. Could any one clarify me....
If clarifications are not there, then we need to change the trend.... along with chemical hazards, we need to involve all the potential hazards & why can't we make a new program?

From India, Delhi
raghuvaran chakkaravarthy

Environmental, Health and safety
Dear KVS,

Nice see you after a short break on our forum.

Lets go the topic;

Why Hazard communication is focusing only on Chemicals??

Why no any physical hazards are communicated or is it restricted only to chemicals??

To ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. Hazard communication plan/standard only/Specially focusing on chemicals.

For example: Fall protection Plan - If one our employees standing above 10 meter and doing water testing (chlorine). In this case we cant address chlorine safety measures in fall protection plan. Same as well we cant address fall hazard in hazard communication plan.

What is that i mean ''I can't'' The standards clearly states what we need to address on fall protection plan and Hazard communication plan. we need to follow the standard.

Hazard Communication plan/program

Safety and Health Topics | Hazard Communication | HAZCOM Program

An effective HAZCOM program depends on the credibility of management's involvement in the program; inclusion of employees in safety and health decisions; rigorous worksite analysis to identify hazards and potential hazards, including those which could result from a change in worksite conditions or practices; stringent prevention and control measures; and thorough training. It addresses hazards whether or not they are regulated by government standards. The following references characterize and further explain HAZCOM programs.

Fall Protection Plan

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Employers engaged in leading edge work, precast concrete construction work and residential construction work who can demonstrate that it is infeasible or creates a greater hazard to use conventional fall protection systems must develop and follow a fall protection plan. Below are sample fall protection plans developed for precast concrete construction and residential work that could be tailored to be site specific for other precast concrete or residential jobsite. This sample plan can be modified to be used for other work involving leading edge work. The sample plan outlines the elements that must be addressed in any fall protection plan. The reasons outlined in this sample fall protection plan are for illustrative purposes only and are not necessarily a valid, acceptable rationale (unless the conditions at the job site are the same as those covered by these sample plans) for not using conventional fall protection systems for a particular precast concrete or residential construction worksite. However, the sample plans provide guidance to employers on the type of information that is required to be discussed in fall protection plans.

Hope i answered your query.

Note: Standards only says we should address the content which is available in standard. As long as we develop a plan with required contents then if we need to address any other hazard we can make a new content which is other than standard once we did that surely our client/management will raise the question and say do the separate plan for specific hazard.

Most of all the presentation and plans covers the standard so we cannot expect all in one place. If we want we can make it.

That's what I'm understanding from specific plans will see our members views on this topic.

From United States, Fpo
There is a whole specialized area of HAZCOM or hazard communication. Warning signs and symbols indicate tripping hazards, high voltage, even impact hazard from doors that open outward. A search on HAZCOM should net plenty of examples.
As for chemicals, each work area is supposed to have a binder of Material Safety Data Sheets for each chemical, such as cleaning solvents, that could be hazardous if consumed, inhaled, or spilled. A quick search of MSDS should find examples and criteria.
Good topic: nobody wants to be hurt or see anyone else get hurt.

From United States, San Diego
For your question -- Why only chemicals are covered in the hazard communication
standard ?
In US as per OSHA requirements Hazard communication for chemicals is a legal requirement.
As such it is called HAZCOM requirement.
Best Regards,
Thanking You,
B.S.Gopala Krishna, BE (Elect) , DIS (CLI)
OM Sri Krishna Environment,Safety & Occupational Health Consultants
Lead assessor ISO14001/OHSAS 18001.
Mobile No:97313 98860
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Bangalore 560079

From India, Bangalore
Dear all,
Good Afternoon.
I am a new member of this group. Please clarify the difference between DOT Labelling and NFPA labelling? What situations to use diffrent labelling? What are the other common chemical labelling followed across the world? What one internationally accepted?
R.T selvan

From Oman, Nizwá
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