Hazwoper Awareness 29 CFR 1910.120

    Hazardous chemical incidents can occur at any facility, regardless of size or complexity. Even a relatively small chemical release can develop into a crisis, affecting your facility's operation and regulation. Our environmental regulations require facilities that handle hazardous chemicals to develop and maintain emergency prevention and response plans (i.e. Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act under EPA requirements). These plans typically include procedures for preparing for and responding to environmental emergencies, training employees, maintaining records, and inspection facility operations.

  1. Introduction
    1. Why is it important to receive HAZWOPER Awareness training?
    2. Hazardous material characteristics.
    3. Four routes of exposure.
  2. Recognition and Identification
    1. Clues to recognizing the presence of hazardous materials.
    2. Identifying hazardous material information contained in the Dept. of Transportation's Emergency Response.
    3. Identifying hazardous material information contained in the Dept. of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook
  3. Employee action response procedures for hazardous material emergencies
    1. Emergencies and Risks.
    2. Evacuation and Reporting.
    3. Important Observations.
    4. Hazard Identification Markings
  4. Hands on Exercise
    1. Awareness Check.
    2. Demonstration of Awareness.
    3. Decision making capabilities.
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