Site Safety & Health Plan
Hazardous materials and dangerous waste are part of most 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. Because of the 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the handling of hazardous waste "from cradle to grave" there have been regulations created 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. Our training products on HAZWOPER: The Site Safety and Health Plan discuss various types of "medical surveillance" and how it is used to evaluate the health of anyone who regularly works around hazardous materials. Topics in this informative material include:
- plan guidelines and goals,
- medical surveillance
- job hazard analysis
- the five levels of training and responsibilities for HAZMAT Emergency Responders
- site evaluation and many more.
Medical Surveillance Program - Medical surveillance is the systematic assessment of employees exposed or potentially exposed to occupational hazards. This assessment monitors individuals for adverse health effects and determines the effectiveness of exposure prevention strategies. A medical surveillance program includes the analysis of both individual and aggregate surveillance data over time, with the goal of reducing and ultimately preventing occupational illness and injury.