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: Personal Protective Equipment, available in Online and CD-ROM formats, instructs employees on the selection and use of personal protective equipment in environments where hazardous materials are present.
This training covers the following topics:
- The roles of personal protective equipment
- Level A personal protective equipment
- Level B personal protective equipment
- Level C personal protective equipment
- Level D personal protective equipment
- PPE and heat stress
- And more!
Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video, text, and colorful graphics, HAZWOPER: Personal Protective Equipment provides cost-effective, easy-to-use training. It's divided into topic-based lessons so information is easily understood ... and retained.