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Discuss your thoughts on the use of NFPA and Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS) labels in the workplace after OSHA implemented the new GHS label requirement. As the safety manager of an industrial facility, how would you train employees on the differences in rating for fire hazards between the new safety data sheets (SDSs) and the NFPA and HMIS labels?
Your journal entry must be at least 200 words in length. No references or citations are necessary.
Your assignment for this unit is to complete a case study of the incidents at the Hoeganaes Corporation in 2011. Review the pages 1–24 of the summary report from the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) concerning the Hoeganaes Corporation by clicking here. Include the components listed below in your case study.
- Perform a risk assessment of fire hazards at this type of manufacturing facility. Describe the major variables that you believe were responsible for causing the fires and explosions that occurred at the facility.
- List the OSHA standards that you believe would apply to the fire hazards at the facility.
- If you were hired as the safety officer at the facility immediately following the third incident in the report, recommend the approach you would take to mitigate the risks associated with the fire hazards and combustible dust, including any standards published by agencies other than OSHA that would be helpful in establishing your program.
- How would the NFPA Life Safety Code apply to this facility?
Your case study should be a minimum of two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. You are required to use at least three outside sources, one of which may be your textbook. You must also cite the CSB report. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.
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