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This program provides general information about OSHA’s standards for health and safety, rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under federal regulations and hazard identification (chemical, biological, physical, radiological) to increase understanding of hazardous materials and to assist in developing an on-site Hazard Communication Program.
This program assists the employer in meeting the requirements for first-responder personnel at an industrial hazardous material incident. Training at this level will enable the worker to recognize hazardous materials, select and use proper protective equipment, use basic control, containment and confinement measures, use basic decontamination procedures and follow standard operating and incident termination procedures. This training will not provide the necessary skills for employees to perform more advanced activities of hazardous materials technicians or specialists.
This program assists the employer in meeting introductory and general training requirements for workers to assure their health and safety when working with hazardous materials. Training at this level is on basic hazard recognition, use of protective equipment, basic hazard control, decontamination procedures and other relevant standard operating procedures. This program must be followed by on-site training, during which the specific procedures and methods at the site are discussed and practiced.
This program meets the requirements for the annual refresher training, 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8), to ensure worker health and safety where hazardous materials are present. Refresher training at this level includes a review of hazard recognition, control and work practices, protective equipment, monitoring, decontamination and emergency response plans.
This program assists the employer in meeting the requirements of the technician-level responder for hazardous materials. Training at this level will enable the worker to approach the point of release of the hazardous material and stop or reduce the flow. Under 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii), hazardous materials technicians are workers who respond to the release or potential release for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. Annual refresher training is required by OSHA for all emergency responders.
This program meets the requirements for workers who have been trained to respond at industrial hazardous material incidents and now require an annual refresher. Refresher training at this level includes basic hazard recognition, use of protective equipment, basic control, containment, confinement and decontamination procedures or other relevant standard operating procedures and incident termination.
SEMCOSH also presents trainings on reducing your use of toxic materials in your home, researching chemical plants and identifying chemical releases from industrial plants. These workshops are useful for block clubs, union retiree meetings, and environmental groups.