Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations and job sites. OSHA determined the hazards are so great for these types of materials that employees must be trained to recognize dangerous substances, their hazards, and how to handle and dispose of them properly if they work in an area where they are handled frequently.
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 OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.120, also known as HAZWOPER. This set of regulations dictates that training should be comprehensive and specialized to each workers’ involvement with hazardous materials.
This training course serves to introduce employees to chemical hazard regulations and provides training on the various types of hazardous chemicals found in industrial environments.
HAZWOPER: Understanding Chemical Hazards DVD Features
- Chemical hazard concepts.
- Types of hazardous chemicals.
- Characteristics and effects of various types of chemicals.
- The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).
- Container labeling.
- Safe handling practices.
- Use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Spills and cleanup.
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: Understanding Chemical Hazards developed by industry experts
- HAZWOPER: Understanding Chemical Hazards 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
After completing this coursework, your employees should be able to recognize various hazardous materials found in the workplace, know where to find more information about safety and the properties of these materials, and when to use personal protective equipment.
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.