COMPLETE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRAINING

Safety Systems & Solutions, Inc.
412 Main Avenue
P.O. Box 66, Wynantskill, New York 12198
(518) 283-8228, FAX: (518) 283-3331
e-mail: info@safetysystems.com

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COMPLETE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRAINING

Depending on the exposure of your employees to hazardous materials on-the-job, the quantity and type of hazardous materials, and the likelihood of a hazardous material spill, one or several types of training may be required for your compliance.

The first requirement and OSHA's most-cited area is employee Haz-Com training also incorporating NYS Employee Right-to-Know rules.

Under this rule (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200) every employee must be trained before being exposed to hazardous materials on the job. There is no exemption due to business size or number of employees. Training shall incorporate the employee understanding of MSDS, personal protective equipment, the availability of MSDS files, the labeling of Haz Mat and what to do in the event of exposure. The employer must maintain complete Haz-Mat inventories, MSDS Sheets for each hazardous substance, PPE availability and an emergency response program.

The second area of training is OSHA 24 hour and/or 40 hour HAZWOPER training as mandated in 29 CFR 1910.120. In some operations such as uncontrolled waste sites, the training is mandated, in other operations the training may be required based upon the type and volume of hazardous materials employed, the risk of employee exposure and the likelihood of a hazardous material spill requiring trained response procedures.

The employer must have a formal Emergency Response Plan that outlines and rationalizes the employee training plan, outlines the medical surveillance plan and emergency response procedures including evacuation. Almost all in-house hazardous spill response teams need HAZWOPER Training.

HAZWOPER Training may include either:
OSHA demands that only trained personnel respond to hazardous spills - all others must evacuate to a safe gathering location.

Safety Systems can help you determine the types and depth of program and training best suited to your compliance needs.

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Safety Systems & Solutions, Inc.
412 Main Avenue
P.O. Box 66, Wynantskill, New York 12198
(518) 283-8228, FAX: (518) 283-3331
e-mail: info@safetysystems.com