Hazardous materials and waste are a part of many work situations and can be found in many types of facilities and job sites. It is very important for employees to know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances, and how to handle and dispose of them properly. In 1976, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the handling of hazardous waste “from cradle to grave”. Since then, other regulations have followed… including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Interim Final Rule for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (“HAZWOPER”) which in 1986 gave OSHA the task of protecting HAZMAT workers.
Every chemical has different hazards. It is important that employees know how to protect themselves from these hazards, as well as what they should do in an emergency involving a chemical that they are working with. The answers to these and other important questions about hazardous chemicals can be found on the chemicals’ Safety Data Sheets (SDS). The SDS is basically a guide for the safe use of a hazardous chemical. It provides information about handling, storing, transporting and working with the chemical safely. SDS are required to be easily available for all employees and they must know how to interpret the important information they contain.
This training course is designed to educate employees about Safety Data Sheets format and reviews how the information in an SDS can help them work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals.
HAZWOPER: Safety Data Sheets DVD Features
- The importance of Safety Data Sheets when working with hazardous chemicals.
- The SDS’s role in the Hazard Communication Standard.
- The advantages of the new SDS format.
- The four basic questions the SDS is designed to answer.
- What is the material?
- What are its hazards?
- What should I do if a problem occurs?
- What precautions should I take when working with this material?
- A review of the sections in the SDS.
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials to run a successful training class with little to no prep time, including:
- HAZWOPER: Safety Data Sheets Training Video developed by industry experts
- HAZWOPER: Safety Data Sheets training leader’s guide
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
Employees who work with hazardous materials and chemicals will understand how to find, read, and interpret the information contained in a safety data sheet.
Who should take this course?
Any worker who is exposed to hazardous substances as part of their job, their supervisors, management staff and the HAZMAT Incident Command Center. This training course is also suitable for refresher training and to train the trainer.