Hazardous Waste Site Worker and Emergency Response Training is required under the OSHA 1910.120 standard.
Going beyond the letter of the law with effective training can have significant positive effects on an organization, its acceptance within a community and, indeed, on its bottom line. Effective training has the capability of empowering workers so that they are more fully able to participate in the protection of their own health and safety. In doing so, they also are able to contribute to the health and safety of their co-workers and of the community at large around their place of employment. More and more businesses view training and other environmental, health and safety issues from a business strategy perspective rather than from the former pure cost of compliance standpoint.
A minor incident can quickly grow out of control, causing major spills or fires. A well-trained Hazmat team will contain spills or leaks in a timely fashion, before they become major problems.
A properly trained Hazmat team can