Date: Mon, 7 Dec 2009 13:11:50 -0800
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From: william parks <misterbill21225**At_Symbol_Here**YAHOO.COM>
Subject: Re: Lab Spill Team
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Your source of information concerning the Spill Training is correct (29CFR1
910.120), but not complete. 1 of the employees should also take a 40 hour c

Also, Methylene Chloride spills should have been cleaned up while using sup
plied air, either an SCBA, or a Supplied Air Respirator(Check the NIOSH Poc
ket Guide, the ACGIH TLV Booklet and the Occupational Exposure Level Bookle
t), not a full facepiece respirator. Then there is the spill cleanup dispos
al, and the waste manifest, and medical screening (check 29CFR1910.1052), a
nd the list goes on.

Clean Harbors in Baltimore is an excellent provider of 24 hour/40 hour trai
ning. The Delaware Technical College in Newark may also have some other sou
rces. (I could provide it, but the cost might be a bit higher than you coul
d get locally).

Bill Parks

**Providing sound contract Occupational Safety and Health, Industrial Hygie
ne, and Environmental services and solutions for over 25 years**

--- On Mon, 12/7/09, Patricia Peifer  wrote

> From: Patricia Peifer 
> Subject: [DCHAS-L] Lab Spill Team
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU
> Date: Monday, December 7, 2009, 2:00 PM
> I work in a small lab (about 65
> people) with minimal potential for large
> spills.=A0 The largest spill we have had since I have
> been here is 4 liters
> of methylene chloride.=A0 We could have a bigger spill
> but it is extremely
> unlikely.
> We have a spill team composed of 5 lab employees (including
> myself) who get
> asked to deal with the bigger spills, such as the 4 L of
> methylene
> chloride.=A0 The spill team has respirators and gets fit
> tested every year.
> We also have a spill training session each year, about 1
> hour long.=A0=A0=A0If we
> have a spill that we cannot handle, we have an ourside
> contractor we plan
> on calling.
> I have been told I should be having the entire spill team
> take the 24 hour
> HAZWOPER course with an annual
> refresher.=A0=A0=A0That will be a hard sell for me
> to management unless it is absolutely required.=A0 I do
> feel that we should
> have more than the one hour we typically have,
> though.=A0 If the 24-hour
> HAZWOPER is not absolutely required, I would like to have
> someone come in
> and give us a half-day (at least) of spill training.
> So, two questions:
> Does anyone know if I have been told the correct
> information about the need
> for the 24 hour HAZWOPER?
> Does anyone know of a good person to contact in Eastern
> Pennsylvania about
> spill training?
> Thanks,
> Pat
> Pat Peifer
> Project Manager, Safety & Training

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