A major part of workplace safety involves the safe handling of hazardous materials. This lesson will introduce students to MSDS/SDS and hazardous material identification. Pages 116-123 in text.
Here are 2 good intro videos on MSDS/SDS:
Material Safety Data Sheets
-Sheet/Book required by OSHA
-Contains info on all hazardous chemicals used in the building
-Chemical name, hazards, treatment information
-Must be located in open area close to where chemical is being used
See MSDS for Quikrete and go over the info on the MSDS (2-15 to 2-17) CLICK HERE to download.
MSDS Lesson – Use the MSDS Lesson to assign students various substances or chemicals and have them complete the information on the lessons. CLICK HERE to download.
Quizlet Activities over MSDS –
Hazardous Materials Identification
Students should know the symbols for the various hazardous materials. (slides 39-50)
YouTube video on symbols
Students also need to know the colors for each hazard.
Students should also understand the number classification for each hazard. The need to know 1-4 numbers indicate the severity of risk. 1 = low, 4=high.
Students also need to know the PPE for each hazard.
See handout – Hazmat PPE info.pdf
Resources and Activities for Hazmat Safety
Haz Mat Quizlet activities
HAZWOPER (slides 51-53)
HAZMAT Label Resources