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A guide to hazard safety.

In companies where hazardous chemicals are an integral part of business, all employees must be thoroughly educated on all of the operation's assosciated dangers and how to react if a potentially catastropic event does occur. This training must be an ingrained procedure for all new hires and maintained throughout the employee's tenure.

A new handbook, HazCom Made Easier, from J.J. Keller & Associates, highlights the basic areas of the HazCom Standard and employees' subsequent requirements. The book is purposely written in simple language that is easy to understand and features color illustrations and bulleted lists to further drive points home.

The rights and responsibilities of those working with hazardous chemicals and what procedures should be followed by all employees are also detailed. Sections of this 88-page reference guide include how to safely work with chemical hazards, how to properly dispose of hazardous wastes, how to read the parts of a material safety data sheet and how their adherence to hazcom rules directly affects their own safety as well as the company as a whole.

The guide can be used as a training tool for new employees, a refresher for veterans and a reference tool for all workers. It also includes a glossary of hazardous terms and abbreviations and a workplace information page where employees can file all the company-specific information they must know in case of a catastrophe. Hazcom Made Easier is available for $3.95 per handbook with reduced prices for bulk quantities.

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Title Annotation:Marketplace
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Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Feb 1, 2004
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