Hazardous spill, containment and cleanup are one of the more thankless yet important jobs to an employer, an employee and surrounding citizens. As hazardous materials are a part of many work situations, they can be found in many different types of facilities and on many job sites. This can include anything from manufacturing and construction to retail and office environments. Some organizations have to deal with hazardous materials as part of their daily business, and have detailed plans and highly trained workers to handle a sudden spill. Other facilities, though only have to handle these materials infrequently, and may not have given much thought to what must be done in case of a spill. Our training products on Dealing With Hazardous Spills are designed to help employees who seldom have to face the dangers of a hazardous spill deal with a cleanup situation. Topics that are covered include The Emergency Response Plan, The Hazard Communication Plan, five levels of HAZMAT Training spill containment and much more!
WHAT IS THE HAZARD COMMUNICATION PLAN? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has estimated that more than 32 million workers are exposed to 650,000 hazardous chemical products in more than 3 million American workplaces. This poses a serious problem for exposed workers and their employers. The basic goal of a Hazard Communication Program is to be sure employers and employees know about work hazards and how to protect themselves; this should help to reduce the incidence of chemical source illness and injuries. Chemicals pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and reactivity). OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200) is designed to ensure that information about these hazards and associated protective measures is given to workers and employers.
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