Is there a list of hazardous substances used in your workplace?
Is there a current written exposure control plan for occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials, where applicable?
Is there a written hazard communication program dealing with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), labeling, and employee training?
Is each container for a hazardous substance (i.e., vats, bottles, storage tanks, etc.) labeled with product identity and a hazard warning (communication of the specific health hazards and physical hazards)?
Is there a Material Safety Data Sheet readily available for each hazardous substance used?
Is there an employee training program for hazardous substances?
Does this program include:
An explanation of what an MSDS is and how to use and obtain one?
MSDS contents for each hazardous substance or class of substances?
Explanation of "Right to Know?"
Identification of where an employee can see the employers written hazard communication program and where hazardous substances are present in their work areas?
The physical and health hazards of substances in the work area, and specific protective measures to be used?
Details of the hazard communication program, including how to use the labeling system and MSDS's?
Does the employee training program on the bloodborne pathogens standard contain the following elements:
(1) an accessible copy of the standard and an explanation of its contents; (2) a general explanation of the epidemiology and symptoms of bloodborne diseases; (3) an explanation of the modes of transmission of bloodborne pathogens; (4) an explanation of the employer's exposure control plan and the means by which employees can obtain a copy of the written plan; (5) an explanation of the appropriate methods for recognizing tasks and the other activities that may involve exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials; (6) an explanation of the use and limitations of methods that will prevent or reduce exposure including appropriate engineering controls, work practices, and personal protective equipment; (7) information on the types, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination, and disposal of personal protective equipment; (8) an explanation of the basis for selection of personal protective equipment; (9) information on the hepatitis B vaccine; (10) information on the appropriate actions to take and persons to contact in an emergency involving blood or other potentially infectious materials; (11) an explanation of the procedure to follow if an exposure incident occurs, including the methods of reporting the incident and the medical followup that will be made available; (12) information on postexposure evaluations and followup; and (13) an explanation of signs, labels, and color coding?
Are employees trained in the following:
How to recognize tasks that might result in occupational exposure?
How to use work practice and engineering controls and personal protective equipment and to know their limitations?
How to obtain information on the types, selection, proper use, location, removal, handling, decontamination, and disposal of personal protective equipment?