Emergency Response Plan
Hazardous materials are becoming more and more prominent in our workplaces as technological advancements continue. 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 very 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 materials receive comprehensive training in this area. As part of these regulations (29 CFR 1910.120, also known as HAZWOPER), there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee's specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. Our training product on HAZWOPER: "The Emergency Response Plan" help employees understand how emergency planning can reduce or eliminate potential exposure to hazardous materials in crisis situations.
DID YOU KNOW? In 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 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 which stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Although the term predates OSHA, it is a term often used to describe OSHA-required regulatory training