List of Potential Hazardous Substances at St. Olaf College:
- St. Olaf College Chemical Inventory.
- Chemicals used by St. Olaf employees can be found online in the St. Olaf College SDS Database.
- The database can be searched by (1) substance name or (2) functional use of the product within an Administrative Unit (e.g., Facilities … Custodial Services … Disinfectants).
- Instructions: How use the Online SDS Database
- Employees can access the St. Olaf College SDS Database to look up a chemical’s hazardous characteristics, as well as learn about proper PPE, spill clean up, and signs & symptoms of overexposure.
- GHS Refresher Page
- Building Services GHS Summary table
- Custodial Services GHS Summary Table
- Engineering Services GHS Summary Table
- Grounds GHS Summary table
Other Useful Chemical Hazard Identification Links:
- Minnesota OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits. An employee’s exposure to any substance listed in Table Z-1-A shall not exceed the Time Weighted Average, Short Term Exposure Limit, and Ceiling Limit for that substance.
- Toxic Substances Portal. Easy to understand descriptions of chemicals, including health effects, the most likely exposure routes, and how it might affect your health.
- CAMEO. A database of hazardous chemical data sheets that can be used to get response recommendations and predict hazards.
- Emergency Response Guidebook. Designed to assist emergency responders but useful for anyone. (US Dept of Transportation)
- Partial List of Incompatible Chemicals (Reactive Hazards). A valuable reference table that provides numerous examples of chemicals that should not be mixed together.
Potential Physical Hazards at St. Olaf College:
Useful Hazard Identification Links:
- Physical Agent Data Sheets (PADS). Health effects, exposure limits, and protective measures for physical hazards, including heat & cold stress, excessive noise, hand-arm vibration, nonionizing radiation.
Potential Infectious Agents at St. Olaf College:
- Bloodborne Pathogens (see the St. Olaf Exposure Control Plan)
- Field Acquired Diseases (e.g., transmitted by mosquito or tick)
- Laboratory Acquired Infections
- The Four Types of Infectious Agents; How They Spread