Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. OSHA feels that it is so important for employees to know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances, as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly, they have mandated that anyone working with these substances receive comprehensive training in this area.
In 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the handling of hazardous waste. Since then, other regulations have followed, including OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120, also known as HAZWOPER. As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee's specific level of involvement with hazardous materials.
HAZWOPER: Decontamination Procedures, available in Online and CD-ROM formats, helps employees understand how to reduce or eliminate potential exposure to hazardous materials in their work environments.
This training covers the following topics:
- Work practices
- Engineering controls
- Personal protective equipment
- The exclusion zone
- The contamination reduction zone
- The contamination reduction corridor
- Decontamination equipment and solutions
- Decontamination procedures
- And more!
Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text, and colorful graphics, HAZWOPER: Decontamination Procedures provides cost-effective, easy-to-use training. It's divided into topic-based lessons so information is easily understood ... and retained.