This safety video program on Handling Hazardous Materials, designed to help facilities comply with OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), discusses the nature and behavior of hazardous chemicals, and how to reduce or eliminate potential exposure to hazardous materials in work environments.
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 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:
- physical hazards,
- flammables and combustibles,
- explosives and oxidizers,
- corrosives and irritants,
- toxic substances and carcinogens,
- acute and chronic health effects,
- container labels and safety data sheets,
- emergency response and spillage/leakage/accident procedures, 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.