Hazardous Chemicals

Instruction for handling hazardous chemicals safely

Your template for occupational health and safety

5 minutes02/17/2022

After spraying the last bit of paint on a building part, an employee can suddenly become dizzy, get tired and want to take a break. How colleagues should act in this kind of situation is something best learned in advance, preferably in the form of training on how to safely handle hazardous chemicals like the ones contained in spray paint, for example. An instruction offers the basic knowledge necessary to label and handle hazardous chemicals, shares the basics of how to store them and delves into specific aspects of working with them. It offers advice for near misses and accidents and points employees to key internal personnel whom they should contact when hazards arise. You can determine the basis for all instructional measures with the help of a risk assessment, from which you can derive necessary actions. Safeguards for employees in the form of knowledge and behavioral guidelines can then be documented in a safety instruction.

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Don't forget:

The instruction must be completed before an employee can perform the activity it discusses and instruction must be undergone at least once per year. 

Key points to cover in your instruction on handling hazardous chemicals safely:

  • The basic rules for working with hazardous chemicals

  • Possible health risks

  • The basics of labeling

  • An overview of the hazardous chemicals in use

  • The basics of storing hazardous chemicals

  • Point of contact at the company

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Quentic Online Instruction: “Handling hazardous chemicals safely”

Support your employees when they work with hazardous chemicals. Our templates are perfect for orientation and contain the essential points that the instruction should cover.