It is important that employees know how to protect themselves from these hazards, as well as what they should do in an emergency involving a chemical that they are working with. The answers to these and other important questions about hazardous chemicals can be found on the chemicals' Safety Data Sheets (SDS). The SDS is basically a guide for the safe use of a hazardous chemical. It provides information about handling, storing, transporting and working with the chemical safely. So it is important that employees know how the SDS is organized and where they can find important information on it.
MARCOM's Safety Data Sheets in HAZWOPER Environments will educate employees about the new regulations regarding Safety Data Sheets, their format and reviews how the information in a SDS can help them work safely with potentially hazardous chemicals.
Topics covered in Safety Data Sheets in HAZWOPER Environments include:
A Brief Timeline of HAZWOPER Safety
1976 - The EPA created the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the handling of hazardous waste.
1986 - OSHA was given the task of protecting HAZMAT workers.
1990 - OSHA issued the HAZWOPER regulation, which requires a number of specific levels of employee training, depending on an employee's involvement with hazardous materials.
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