By Jennifer Busick In yesterday’s Advisor, guest columnist Jennifer Busick looked at preventive measures that can keep a spill controlled and contained until it can be dealt with. But what happens when the spill control fails or when it was inadequate or absent in the first place? Busick tackles the topic in today’s Advisor.
In yesterday’s Advisor, we went over the first 5 tips from the Environmental Daily Advisor for HAZWOPER training. Today, we get the last 5 tips for an effective and compliant HAZWOPER training program.
In today’s and tomorrow’s Advisors, we will look at 10 actions that our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor, recommends facility operators take to more effectively manage Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training for their employees.
Because we know that the environmental manager sometimes carries safety training responsibilities, here’s a summary of some OSHA training requirements you should know about. Emergency Response Emergency responders, including public sector responders in states without OSHA-approved programs, must be trained according to job tasks, including the elements of the emergency response plan, standard operating procedures, […]
Under the requirements, employees who have received emergency response training under OSHA’s HAZWOPER rules do not need to receive separate emergency response training under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) rules as long as the overall training program includes all of the elements of the RCRA training requirements. HAZWOPER training for hazardous waste treatment, storage, […]
One of the biggest challenges for managers of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) is hitting all the training requirements. This is because Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations for TSDFs are more stringent than those for generators or transporters and include general facility standards as well as unit-specific design and operating […]
Decontamination is a vital process for employees who handle hazardous wastes because it removes or neutralizes contaminants that have accumulated on personnel and equipment. The steps in the decontamination process vary depending on the hazards involved, the equipment available, and the terrain and circumstances. However, this list is typical of what would be set up […]
Decontamination is a vital process for employees who handle hazardous wastes because it removes or neutralizes contaminants that have accumulated on personnel and equipment. Decontamination serves the following purposes: It protects workers from hazardous substances that may contaminate and eventually permeate the protective clothing, respiratory equipment, tools, vehicles, and other equipment used on-site. It protects […]
Hazardous wastes need special handling. Failure to do so can result in tragedy. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited a hazardous waste treatment facility and levied heavy fines in the wake of a tragic fire and explosion. The incident killed one worker and severely burned another. The agency did not hold back […]
If you’re looking for a new method of training your employees on chemical safety, you may want to tap into their fondness for YouTube videos and reality TV. A 3-DVD set of 31 safety videos produced by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is available free of charge at CSB’s website. CSB is charged with […]