HAZARD COMMUNICATION

General Information
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Aldridge, Inc. is committed to the prevention of hazardous material and chemical incidents that could result in injury and/or illness to any employee.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Hazard Communication standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) is based on the simple concept that employees have both a need and a "right to know" the identities and hazards of any chemicals they work with. Employees also need to know what protective measures are available to prevent chemical exposures and how to avoid adverse health effects.


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A Hazardous Chemical is...

A substance or mixture that is classified as a

  • Physical or health hazard (flammable, carcinogenic)
  • Simple asphyxiant
  • Combustible dust
  • Pyrophoric gas, or
  • A hazard not otherwise classified (acute toxin)

Hazardous Chemical Labels

The labeling system to be used by Aldridge, Inc. follows the requirements in the 2012 revision of the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard to be consistent with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification of Labeling of Chemicals. The label on the chemical is intended to convey information about the hazards posed by the chemical through standardized label elements, including symbols, signal words and hazard statements.

Primary Container Labels - (Manufacturer's Container)

A label that includes a product identifier, an appropriate signal word, hazard statement(s), pictogram(s), precautionary statement(s) and the name, address, and telephone number of the chemical manufacturer, importer, or other responsible party.

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For each chemical, the manufacturer label must contain:

  • Product identification
  • Supplier Information
  • One or more Hazard Pictogram(s)
  • A Signal word
  • Hazard Statements
  • Precautionary statement(s)
  • Supplemental Information

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What is a Hazard Pictogram?

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires pictograms on labels to alert users of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed. Each pictogram consists of a symbol on a white background framed within a red border and represents a distinct hazard(s). The pictogram on the label is determined by the chemical hazard classification.



What Is A Signal Word?

The signal word indicates the severity of the hazard.

  • Danger = more severe hazards
  • Warning = less severe hazards

What Is a Hazard Statement?

A hazard statement is a phrase that describes the nature of the hazard in the substance or mixture. Examples of hazard statements include:

  • Causes serious eye damage
  • Toxic if swallowed
  • Toxic to the aquatic life with long lasting effects
  • May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled

What Is a Precautionary Statement?

A precautionary statement is a phrase that describes recommended measure(s) to minimise or prevent adverse effects resulting from exposure to a hazardous chemical. Examples of precautionary statements include:

  • Wear eye protection
  • Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product
  • Avoid release to the environment
  • In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection

Secondary Container Labels - Our Containers

OSHA requires secondary container labels to have the full GHS label, or: Product identifier and words, pictures, symbols, or combination thereof, which provide at least general information regarding the hazards of the chemicals, and which, in conjunction with the other information immediately available to employees under the hazard communication program, will provide employees with the specific information regarding the physical and health hazards of the hazardous chemical.

At our workplace we have two secondary containers as discussed later in this training.

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)

Besides the lables on the original manafacturer chemical containers, there are Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for each chemical. The SDS's contain everything you need to know about each product. The SDS's here at our workplace are located in the chart below entitled "Chemicals We Use and Their SDS's".

SDSs are broken up into 16 sections.

  1. Hazard(s) identification
  2. Composition/information on ingredients
  3. First-aid measures
  4. Firefighting measures
  5. Accidental release measures
  6. Handling and storage
  7. Exposure controls/personal protection
  8. Physical and chemical properties
  9. Stability and reactivity
  10. Toxicological information *
  11. Ecological information *
  12. Disposal considerations *
  13. Transport information*
  14. Regulatory information
  15. Other information, including date of preparation or last revision
* OSHA doesn't enforce information requirements of this section

SDS's for Chemicals In Our Workplace

The following chart contains the names of the chemicals we use and for each, the product name, manufacturer, the common name, work area used, and a link to the SDS sheet.

Product Name Manufacturer Common Name Work Area Used SDS
Ajax Cleaner
Colgate Palmolive Co Commerical Consumer Group 191 East Hanover Avenue Morristown, NJ 07960-3151 1-800-468-6502
Kitchen Cleanser Sinks
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Blue Diamond Solid Rinse Envirochem, Inc. 425 Whitehead Ave., South River NJ 08882 732-238-6700

Dish Machine
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Degreaseall Envirochem,Inc 425 Whitehead Ave South River, NJ 08882 TEL: 732-238-67
Spray Degreaser
Where there is a thin film of grease on surfaces
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Enviro 1000 Pot & Pan Solid Envirochem,Inc 425 Whitehead Ave South River, NJ 08882 TEL: 732-238-67 Dish Soap Green Kleen-Pail
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Foaming Hand Soap Elko, Inc. ADDRESS: N. 798 Swamp Angel Rd. Walworth, WI 53184 866-823-4100
Liquid Hand Soap
Hand Sinks
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Glass Cleaner Ecolab Inc. Institutional Division 370 N. Wabasha Street St. Paul, MN 55102 1-800-352-5326
Window Spray
Door Glass
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Hand Sanitizer The Clorox Company
Hand Sanitizer
Kitchen
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Keystone Oven and Grill Cleaner Ecolab Inc. Institutional Division 370 N. Wabasha Street St. Paul, MN 55102 1-800-352-5326
Oven Cleaner
Fryers
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LTS 3000
Elko, Inc. N 798 Swamp Angel Rd Walworth, WI 53184 866-823-4100
Bleach
Dish Machine
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Lime Be Gone
Sunburst Chemicals
Lime Scale Remover
Inside Soup Heaters
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Quick Clean Griddle Liquid
3M Commercial Solutions Division 3M Center, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000 1-888-364-3577
Griddle Cleaner
Griddle
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Silver Soak 1000
Claire Manufacturing Co. 1005 S Westgate Drive Addison, IL 60101 1-630-543-7600
Silverware Soak
Silverware Soak Tray
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Sodium Chloride
Compass Minerals America Inc. 9900 West 109th Street Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66210 913-344-9200
Salt
Sidewalks
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Stainless Steel Cleaner
Claire Manufacturing Co. 1005 S. Westgate Drive Addison, IL 60101 1-630-543-7600

Hood Canopy and other SS Steel surfaces
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Sysco Reliance Bleach
KIK International LLC 33 Macintosh Blvd Concord, Ontario Canada L4K 4L5 1-800-479-6603
Bleach
Red Kleen-Pail Click
TB Disinfectant Spray
Ecolab Inc. 1 Ecolab Place St. Paul, Minnesota 55102 1-800-352-5326
Disinfectant Spray similar to Lysol
Bathrooms
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Tide Floor Soap
Proctor & Gamble
Floor Soap
Floors
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Titainium Safe Solid Detergent
Envirochem, Inc 425 Whitehead Ave South River, NJ 08882 732-238-6700
Dishwasher Detergent
Dish Machine
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Water Softener Pellets Cargill Incorporated Minneapolis, MN 55440 Telephone 1-888-385-7258
Salt
Water Softener
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Hazards Identified for Chemicals In Our Workplace

The following table provides information about each chemical that we use, including: the work area, how used, the Hazard(s) if any, and the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE's) recommended, if any.

Chemical Name
Work Area Used
How Used
Hazard PPE
Non-Hazardous
Blue Diamond Solid Rinse
Dish Machine
Inside Dish Machine


Enviro 1000 Pot & Pan Solid Green Kleen-Pail
Soaking/Washing Towels

Used highly diluted with water.


Foaming Hand  Soap Hand Sinks
Wash hands


Quick Clean Griddle Liquid
Griddle
Pour on griddle


Silver Soak 1000
Silverware Soak Tray Diluted with water from dispenser into silverware soak tray


Sodium Chloride

Broadcast onto sidewalks

Water Softener Pellets

Poured into Water Softener


Hazard:  Irritant
Ajax Cleaner
Sinks
Pour into sink to scrub
Skin Irritant
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Rubber Gloves
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DegreaseAll
Where there is a thin film of grease on surfaces Spray and wipe
Skin Irritant
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Rubber Gloves
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Glass Cleaner Door glass Spray and wipe Eye Irritant
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TB Disinfectant Spray On bathroom sink and toilet
Spray and wipe Eye Irritant
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Tide Floor Soap Floor Add to mop water Skin and Eye Irritant
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Hazard:  Corrosive
Keystone Oven and Grill Cleaner Fryers Spray, soak, wipe Corrosive
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Rubber Gloves, Safety Glasses
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Lime Be Gone Inside soup heaters
Pour in, soak, scrub with 3m pad Corrosive
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Rubber Gloves, Safety Glasses
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Sysco Reliance Bleach* Tables and food contact surfaces
Used diluted with water to 100 PPM from dispenser Corrosive
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Rubber Gloves, Safety Glasses (if used at full strength, optional as diluted).

*We use this product diluted with water to 100 parts per million (PPM). See the Secondary Containers information below this section.
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Titainium Safe Solid Detergent Dish Machine Inside Dish Machine Corrosive
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Hazards:  Oxidizer, may be Corrosive, Health Hazard, Irritant
LTS 3000* Dish Machine Inside Dish Machine

*This product is diluted with water to 50 parts per million (PPM).
Oxidizer, Corrosive, Health Hazard, Irritant
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Hazard:  Flammable
Hand Sanitizer Kitchen Dispense onto hands
Flammable
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Hazards:  Flammable and Aspiration Hazard
Stainless Steel Cleaner Hood Canopy and other SS Steel surfaces Spray and wipe Flammable and Aspiration hazard
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Eliminate ignition sources, have ventilation

Secondary Containers

Here are the secondary containers we use in our workplace.

Chemical Name
Work Area Used
Label and How Used
Hazard
PPE
Non-Hazardous
Enviro 1000 Pot & Pan Solid Dish Washing Area
The green kleen-pail is labled as "Detergent". It is used for Soaking/Washing Towels.
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This product is highly diluted with water. Use of Rubber Gloves is available per personal preference.
Hazard:  Irritant
Sysco Reliance Bleach* Tables and food contact surfaces
The red Kleen-pail is labled as "Sanitizer". It is used for Rinsing/Soaking Towels that will be used to wipe customer tables and food-contact-surfaces.
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Corrosive
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This product is diluted with water to 100 parts per million (PPM). Use of Rubber Gloves is available.
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Safe Work Practices

Routine Work Tasks

Use the following safe work practices whenever you use hazardous chemicals:

Special (Non-Routine) Work Tasks

Before employees perform any special (non-routine) tasks that may expose them to hazardous chemicals that are different or in addition to the chemicals they routinely use, the company will inform them about the chemicals' hazards, any appropriate controls including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE's), provide additional training, and what to do in an emergency.

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Inhalation, Ingestion, Eye Contact, Skin Contact

If You Have an Adverse Effect to any Chemical

In the event that you have an adverse effect to any chemical in the workplace, immediately identify the substance you were using and:

Depending on the severity:

  • follow the procedures in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • give self administered first-aid
  • seek treatment from an urgent care facility -- addresses listed on the first-aid bulletin board
  • call 911

Emergency Procedures

Detection of Chemical Emission

Here are some observations you can use to determine the presence or release of hazardous chemicals in your work area that goes beyond normal use:

  • a leak or spill
  • an odor
  • a cloud

If a Chemical Emission Occurs

If a leak, spill, odor or cloud appears and immediate action your take to stop the leak, spill, odor or could, does not work:

  • contact the manager
  • contact the maintenance director, Dave Aleman (414) 394-5960
  • contact Tom Aldridge (262) 893-1124

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