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Hazardous materials are materials that pose a threat to both humans and the environment. At the workplace, they may be various materials and components that pose a threat to your health. This course contains the handling, managing, precautions, and effects when exposed to some hazardous materials.
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These are wastes that are dangerous and harmful to human health and environment.
The hazardous waste management program uses the term solid waste to denote something that is a waste.
**From industrial manufacturing process wastes to batteries. **
It may come in the forms of liquids, solids, gasses, and sludges.
WHEN YOU ARE EXPOSED OVER TIME
Crystalline Silica Exposure
**It is the basic component of soil, sand, granite, and many other minerals. **
Quartz is the most common form of crystalline silica.
Cristobalite and Tridymite are two other forms of crystalline silica.
All three forms may become respirable size particles when workers chip, cut, drill, or grind objects that contain crystalline silica.
**Select the three important words that you should remember to protect you against exposure. **
What you can do? To monitor any adverse health effects caused by exposures, ATTEND trainings, exposure monitoring, and health screening and surveillance programs. Awareness is the key. Know which job tasks in the workplace are prone to an exposure. As well as being aware about the related health hazards.
Safe Work Practices When Using Cleaning Chemicals.
**Do not mix Ammonia and Bleach **
Know how to properly dilute cleaners and which cleaning chemicals must be diluted
** Remember the procedures in using, storing, and emergency spill procedures for cleaning chemicals**
**Proper use of necessary protective equipment such as gloves, goggles, masks when handling cleaning products. **
Check and operate necessary ventelation systems when cleaning to prevent the buildup of hazardous vapors and allow sufficient airflow.
Label the containers of cleaning products and chemics with respect to their contents and hazards
Do not forget to wash up in the designated cleaning areas after using cleaning chemicals.
Walk-off mats placed inside and outside of entry-ways (to prevent dirt from being tracked into the building)
Microfiber mops, hands-free mops, cloths, and dusters
High-filtration HEPA vacuums
Walk-behind hard floor auto-scrubbers
Chemical-free cleaning systems