A - Summary
B - HMIS
C - MSDS
D - MSDS
E - HMIS
Index & PPE
Appendix F - Sample MSDS (pdf)
Safety Data Sheets
and Other Warnings
This hazard communication program is intended to provide Hope College
employees with information concerning the hazardous chemical(s) they
may encounter during the course of their work.
The Health and Fire Safety Department along with the Chemistry Lab
Director will implement the program. Each supervisor, (faculty or staff)
will be responsible for assuring that their employees have received the
proper training regarding chemicals and hazards they may encounter in
their work environment.
A copy of the written hazard communication program shall be made available
to each employee upon initial assignment, training, or upon request.
Copies can be obtained from the Health and Fire Safety Department.
- Hazards Chemical Inventory
- An inventory of all hazardous chemicals on campus shall be
conducted and maintained by each department head or office representative
- Lists of hazardous materials for each department
shall be periodically updated. Updated information
shall be made available by posting the information
on the New and Revised MSDS Poster and
by updating the MSDS in the MSDS book.
- Hope College shall rely on Material
Safety Data Sheets from material
suppliers and distributors to meet
hazard determination requirements.
- Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
- MSDS's for each hazardous chemical at Hope College shall
be requested from the manufacturer or distributer and filed
in each of the departments MSDS file.
- A MSDS request for new or re-ordered hazardous
chemicals shall accompany purchase orders if a
current MSDS is not on file.
- Information Availability
- Each office shall post and maintain in each work area the
required MIOSHA " Right to Know" posters, and the "new
or revised MSDS" posters.
- MSDS shall be accessible to employees for
review during their work shift.
- Employees may
to review and discuss
and hazardous chemical
lists with their
supervisor or a
from the Health
and Fire Safety
- Labels and Other Warnings
- All incoming hazardous chemicals will be properly labeled
with Hazardous Materials Information
System (HMIS) labels. These labels shall be checked
by the person marking the container for proper identity,
hazard warnings, and appropriate personal protective equipment.
(Refer to Appendix E)
- The following departments will be responsible
for ensuring that incoming chemicals received
at the college are properly labeled in
their work areas.
area in Schaap Science Center
area and chemical stock room
in Schaap Science Center.
Dept, Custodial Closets on campus,
Mechanical rooms, and storage
rooms for maintenance, grounds,
Garage on 19th street.
- All employees who work with hazardous chemicals, in
any form, shall be advised of the Hope College Hazard
- Employees shall receive mandatory
training regarding the hazardous nature
of chemical materials that they may
encounter while working at Hope College.
Material Training shall include:
location and availability
of the written hazard communication
program, the list of hazardous
chemicals, and the MSDS's.
- Non-routine Tasks
- Supervisors shall be responsible for ensuring that
employees who perform non-routine tasks are informed
and properly trained for the hazards associated with
- Before contractors begin work, the contract administrator
(Hope College employee in charge of the work) shall
ensure that they supply the contractor with the Written
Hazard Communication Program, and a list of chemicals
that are hazardous which they may be exposed to.
- Contractors shall ensure
that their employees are provided
any necessary personal protective
equipment, and required information
their Hope College
onto Hope College
Health and Fire Safety Manual
Office of Occupational Health and Fire Safety, Hope College, 178 East 11th
street, Holland, MI 49423
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