Everyone who works with or is potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals will receive initial training on the Hazard Communication Standard and the safe use of those hazardous chemicals by the Safety Department. A program that uses both audiovisual materials and classroom type training has been prepared for this purpose. Whenever a new hazard is introduced, additional training is provided. Regular safety meetings are also being used to review the information presented in the initial training. Supervisors are extensively trained regarding hazards and appropriate protective measures so they are available to answer questions from employees and provide daily monitoring of safety work practices.
Content of Training
The training plan emphasizes these items:
Then, within the next three years of hire, drivers undergo a refresher course that currently addresses:
Training Continuous Improvement
The Safety Department or designee will review our employee training program and advise the Terminal Manager on training or retraining needs. Retraining is required when the hazard changes or when a new hazard is introduced into the workplace, but it will be company policy to provide training regularly in safety meetings to ensure the effectiveness of the program. As part of the assessment of the training program, the Safety Department will obtain input from employees regarding the training they have received, and their suggestions for improving it.Hazard Communication Program
General Company Policy
The purpose of this notice is to inform you that our company is complying with the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard, Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations 1910.1200, by compiling a hazardous chemicals list, by using Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's), by ensuring that containers are labeled, and by providing you with training.
This program applies to all work operations in our company where you may be exposed to hazardous substances under normal working conditions or during an emergency situation.
The Safety Department is the program coordinator, and has overall responsibility for the program. The Safety Department will review and update the program, as necessary. Copies of the written program may be obtained from the Safety Department in Lebanon or from your Terminal Manager.
Under this program, you will be informed of the contents of the Hazard Communication Standard, the hazardous properties of chemicals with which you work, safe handling procedures, and measures to take to protect yourselves from these chemicals.
List of Hazardous Chemicals
The Safety Department will make a list of all hazardous chemicals used and stored at the terminal, and will update the list as necessary. A master list of these chemicals will be maintained by, and is available from the Safety Department in Lebanon, PA, and at each terminal.
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's)
MSDS's provide you with specific information on the chemicals you use. The Safety Department will maintain a binder with an MSDS on every substance used in terminal offices and shops. The MSDS will be a fully completed OSHA Form 174 or equivalent. Copies of these MSDSs will also be available at the terminal.
The Safety Department is responsible for acquiring and updating MSDSs. MSDSs on hazardous materials moving through our system will be obtained from shippers on request or in an emergency, and faxed to both the Lebanon Corporate Office and the terminal where the request originated.
Labeling and Other Forms of Warning
Labels should list at least the chemical identity, appropriate hazard warnings, and the name and address of the manufacturer, importer or other responsible party. Label identification charts will be posted at all terminals, and each employee will be given a wallet size card enabling them to interpret the labels on shipments of chemicals moving throughout the system.
When employees are required to perform non-routine tasks such as spill clean-up, supervisors are to insure proper protective gear is worn by the employee assigned the task. If unsure as to what is needed, the supervisor in charge is to contact the Chemical Helpline before clean-up is attempted. In the event of a spill involving highly hazardous materials, clean-up will be conducted by outside contractors equipped to handle these types of incidents. Employees may be required to help contain the material, but only if the proper protective gear is available. A copy of the company's Chemical Spill Procedure is incorporated in this program.
All employees or their designated representatives can obtain further information on this written program, the hazard communication standard, applicable MSDSs, and chemical information lists at the Safety Department in Lebanon, PA.Chemical Spill Procedure
Park unit away from drains, waterways, sewers or wetland areas
Contain the leak if possible
Keep bystanders away
Advise Emergency Personnel (Police & Fire) that New Penn has contractors available for clean-up situations
Call Haz/Mat One (1-800-395-5446) Option 1) and Lebanon Safety Department asking for Tom Gerhold (cell 717-673-1120 or Lebanon Office ext:4234).
Same as City except driver should notify Central Dispatch and have freight bills at hand
Central Dispatch will contact Haz/Mat One @ 1-800-395-5446 (option 1) and Tom Gerhold (cell 717-673-1120 or Lebanon office ext: 4234)
Don't enter trailer to try and identify material if you don't know what you are dealing with!