HAZWOPER: On-Site Safety Considerations

Course Description:

Today, we’re going to talk about on-site safety considerations required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s, or OSHA’s, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response standard, known as HAZWOPER. When OSHA developed the HAZWOPER regulation, it realized that handling hazardous waste is a difficult job that may expose you to many hazards that you need to know about before you work with any materials. In this training session, you’ll learn all about on-site safety considerations related to HAZWOPER.

Course Duration: 33 Minutes

Why “HAZWOPER: On-Site Safety Considerations” Matters:

Millions of on-site workers face exposure from hazardous waste materials every day. On-site safety considerations are important because every year, of the approximately 43 million U.S. workers who are potentially exposed to the 880,000 hazardous chemicals used, approximately 50,000 injuries and illnesses and 125 deaths occur. Understanding the hazards at your worksite helps protect you and your coworkers from injury and illness. Creating a safer work environment will result in fewer costs to your workplace from accidents, illnesses, and potential property damage. Proper training and understanding can help response time in the event of an accident. Adhering to OSHA’s federal regulations when it comes to working with hazardous waste materials helps ensure your safety and relieves federal scrutiny. Most accidents occur when workers do not proactively take common-sense precautions. Remember, most accidents can be avoided!

Key Points:

  • Working with hazardous materials can be deadly.
  • Know how to recognize unsafe conditions and acts.
  • Understand the various ways to control worksite hazards.
  • Be familiar with the OSHA regulations, which were created for your health and safety.
  • Remember that most accidents CAN be avoided with proactive safety posturing.
  • And, always use common sense.

A Complete Training Solution:

In addition to this training course content, with TrainingToday you get a complete course, and our entire training solution that includes administrator tools, reports, and analysis.