What is a Chemical Product?
Chemical products include inks, toners, and dyes;
paints and thinners; adhesives and lubricants; disinfectants and cleaners;
fertilizers and pesticides ... virtually any product that results in the
exposure of the user to a potential hazard through contact, ingestion,
Does The Purchase of Chemicals or Chemical Products
Require Special Procedures?
The purchase of chemicals or chemical products should
go through the LCSB warehouse where they have been approved by Maintenance.
All chemicals or chemical products should have a Material Safety Data
Sheet (MSDS). The intent of this requirement is to prevent unacceptable
health risks from entering the school buildings.
Does This Mean That The Use of Certain Products in LCS
Yes it does. Products that contain cancer causing
ingredients, are potentially explosive, or severely toxic are prohibited.
Where Can I Find Health And Safety Information About
The Chemical Products I Handle?
The manufacturer is required to provide health and
safety information on the label. You should read the label carefully and
follow directions exactly. Very often the manufacturer will describe safety
precautions and recommend personal protective equipment such as gloves
or goggles. More detail is available on the Material Safety Data Sheets
(MSDS) prepared by the manufacturer. MSDS can be obtained by contacting
the manufacturer. NO LCSB EMPLOYEE MAY USE A CHEMICAL PRODUCT
WITHOUT FIRST READING THE LABEL AND REVIEWING THE MSDS.
What About Accepting Donations of Paints, Printing Materials,
Shop Supplies, Etc.?
No one is permitted to accepts gifts of chemicals.
The unauthorized acceptance of gifts may lead to dangerous conditions
in school buildings and expensive disposal problems.