HAZWOPER Safety and Health Program

SKU: C-1020Duration: 15 Minutes

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Language:  English

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Course Details


Training Time: 15 minutes

Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Phone

Based on: 29 CFR 1910.120(b)

Languages: English

HAZWOPER requires employers to have a written, site-specific safety and health program. The program must be designed to identify, evaluate, and control health and safety hazards and provide emergency response information. This module will provide an overview of the required safety and health program elements.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the purpose of a safety and health program
  • List and describe the elements of a safety and health program

Key Questions

The following key questions are answered in this module:

What are the requirements of a safety and health program?
A safety and health program must include the organizational structure, a comprehensive workplan, a site-specific health and safety plan, a training program, a medical surveillance program, and standard operating procedures.

What is a comprehensive workplan?
A comprehensive workplan addresses operational objectives and the logistics and resources required to achieve those objectives.

What is a site-specific health and safety plan?
A health and safety plan should address all hazards and the requirements and procedures needed to protect employees. It should include decontamination procedures, an emergency response plan, confined space entry procedures, a spill containment program, medical surveillance requirements, air monitoring requirements, and a hazard analysis and list of required PPE for each task in the workplan.

What is a medical surveillance program?
A medical surveillance program is required to monitor the health of workers who may be exposed to hazardous materials.

What is the difference between a procedure and a work practice?
Wearing protective clothing when working with hazardous materials is a work practice. Procedures are needed to explain how to use, maintain, and store that protective clothing.

Sample Video Transcript

Below is a transcript of the video sample provided for this module:

Workers have a right to know about the hazardous substances they are working with. A written, site-specific safety and health program must be available to all employees and contractors. The safety and health program contains the: • Organizational structure • Comprehensive workplan • Site-specific health and safety plan • Training program • Medical surveillance program • Standard operating procedures

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