This safety video program on Exposure Monitoring and Medical Surveillance, designed to help facilities comply with OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), discusses various types of exposure monitoring equipment and techniques, reviews the concept of medical surveillance, and covers how it is used to evaluate the health of anyone who regularly works around hazardous materials.
Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. It is so important that employees know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances, as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly, that OSHA mandates 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 from cradle to grave. 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.
Areas covered in the safety video program include:
- direct-reading instruments,
- sampling collection devices,
- site characterization,
- general on-site monitoring,
- perimeter monitoring,
- personal monitoring,
- medical examinations,
- written medical opinions, and more.
The safety video program comes with a quiz, a scheduling and attendance form, a training certificate, and an employee training log.
- 1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials
- 1910.120 - Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
This safety video program is produced by The MARCOM Group, Ltd.