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Chemical Hazard Communication Program Training at next EHSO Council Meeting

March 8, 2006 | EHSO Council

Kurt Klein, Health and Safety Manager, and Bill Knoop, Project Manager of the CUNY Office of Environmental Health and Safety, will be conducting a “Train the Trainers” Chemical Hazard Communication Program training course at the next Environmental Health and Safety Officer (EHSO) Council meeting on March 9, 2006 at Lehman College from 12pm to 2pm. The recent university-wide implementation of the Chemical Hazard Communication Program is designed to comply with Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) standard 29 CFR 1910.1200 and reduce the number of illnesses and injuries caused by chemicals in the workplace. The OSHA Standard and the Chemical Hazard Comunication Program help us ensure that all chemical hazards are evaluated by supervisors and that the information is provided to employers and employees. Key components of the program include, chemical inventory, material safety data sheets (MSDS), container labeling and other forms of warning, employee education and training, and the written program. The training course will teach CUNY’s Environmental Health and Safety Officers how to manage the program and how to train faculty to implement the effort at their respective campuses.

Environmental Health and Safety Officer Council meetings are held monthly. The April meeting of the EHSO Council will be held on April 6, 2006 at Hostos Community College from 12pm to 2pm.