Category: Haz Com

(see also Chemicals & Gases & Protective Equipment)


T199 - Cracking The Code

MSDS, provide a wealth of information. They're a key part of any Haz Com program, but they can be so tough to figure out that many employees don't bother. But, with the help of the CODEMASTER, this video unravels the MSDS Mystery.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English, Spanish / Caption: Open

Key Training Points: knowing what happens to you - terms covered on MSDS



Many chemicals, while powerful, are hazardous by nature. When used correctly, they will do the job they're designed to do. But if misused or mishandled, hazardous chemicals can cause serious injury or even death.

Tone: Dramatization / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Hazards of chemicals - Labeling - Material Safety Data Sheets - Safe work practices - Using chemicals safely at home


T341 - Chemical Spills Part I: Emergency Preparedness

Spills and leaks of hazardous chemicals can pose significant health and fire risks. Whenever you work with a substance, be aware of the hazards, and know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Chemical hazards - Emergency procedures - Spill control equipment - Personal Protective Equipment


T342 - Chemical Spills Part II: Control Procedures

Whenever chemicals are in use, there is always the danger of an accidental spill or release. Generally, employees may clean up minor chemical spills. To ensure safety, however, employees must have proper training, personal protective equipment, and proper material to contain and absorb the spill.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Spill control materials and equipment - Containing, absorbing, and cleaning up chemical spills - Proper disposal - Spill prevention


T343 - Haz Com: Your Right to Know

Exposure to hazardous chemicals poses serious health and safety risks. To reduce the risk of illness or injury caused by hazardous chemicals in the workplace, OSHA has developed the Hazard Communication Standard, also known as the Right-to-Know Act. Basically, this regulation states that employees have the right to know about the chemical hazards they may be exposed to at work, and how to defend themselves against these hazards.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Written Hazard Communication Program - Labels - MSDS's - Employee training and information


T344 - Haz Com: Introduction to Material Safety Data Sheets

An MSDS provides detailed information on a hazardous chemical, including its potential hazardous effects, its physical and chemical characteristics, and recommendations for appropriate protective measures. The MSDS is a key element in OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, and ensures that employees have the information they need to use hazardous chemicals safely.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Purpose of MSDS's - Content/format - How to read and interpret an MSDS


T345 - Haz Com: Labels

Under OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, each container of hazardous chemicals in the workplace must be labeled, tagged, or marked with the identity of the chemical and must show hazard warnings appropriate for employee protection. The Standard also requires employees to read labels, and follow instructions.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Chemical hazards - Labeling requirements - Reading & interpreting labels