OSHA Hazard Communication: Aspiration Classification Mobile App
Aspiration hazards may range from mild to severe side effects and are sorted into OSHA hazard classes.
How does it work?
Possible aspiration hazards include chemical pneumonia, pulmonary aspiration or injury or even death. Aspiration is defined as the inhaling or swallowing of a substance through the mouth or nose, which then enters the airway and/or lower respiratory system.
It is important for employers and employees to know the symptoms of aspiration in case of emergency, to reduce risk for aspiration in the workplace and to understand worker compensation ahead of time.
The OSHA Hazard Communication: Aspiration Classification mobile app is intended to help small employers comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The OSHA aspiration guide is advisory in nature and informational in content. It is not itself a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. Refer to the appropriate standards to ensure that your completed app, after any modifications have been made, is in compliance.