1. Review the safety data sheet for the material.
Reviewers should read through the safety data sheet to understand how to safely handle the material. The safety data sheet will provide information on the hazards of the material, as well as how to mitigate those hazards.
2. Make sure you understand how to safely handle the material.
It is important that everyone who will be handling the material understands how to do so safely. This includes knowing what personal protective equipment is necessary, and how to use it correctly.
3. Wear proper personal protective equipment.
Workers should always wear proper personal protective equipment when working with hazardous materials. This includes items like gloves, goggles, and masks.
4. Check the containers for any damage.
Containers that hold hazardous materials can be dangerous if they are damaged. Workers should check for any signs of damage, and if there is any damage, the material should not be used.
5. Always test a small amount of the material first.
It is important to test a small amount of the material before using it in case it is not safe. Testing a small amount will help avoid any accidents or injuries.
6. Store materials properly.
Materials that are not being used should be stored in a safe place where they cannot be accessed by children or pets.
7. Follow all handling and disposal instructions.
Handling and disposing of hazardous materials can be dangerous if done incorrectly. Workers should follow all handling and disposal instructions to avoid any accidents or injuries.
8. Keep a written record of all safe handling procedures.
It is important to keep a written record of all safe handling procedures so that workers can reference them if needed. This record can also help update the SBU checklist as needed.