Who Needs Training
Who Needs Training
Employers must train workers on a variety of hazmat shipping, Federal and State hazardous waste, environmental, workplace safety, and other industry regulations. Domestic and international training mandates are complex and sometimes overlap. Failure to train personnel adequately can result in costly fines, penalties, incidents, and injuries.
The following FAQ will help you identify the training requirements that apply to your employees.
Who needs Hazardous Materials (HazMat) training?
Who Needs Department of Transportation Training?
When is a facility required to have a HazMat Team?
Which employees need HazMat Training?
What is the difference between Dangerous Goods, Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Material & Hazardous Substance?
What is the difference between online and onsite training?
Confined Space Training
Who Needs Confined Space Training?
Who Needs Confined Space Rescue Training?
Who Needs Permit Required Confined Space Training?
All employees who work in permit spaces have to be trained to understand the hazards of the spaces and obtain the skills necessary to safely perform their assigned duties.
How often is Confined Space Training Required?
Training must be done:
- Before the employee is first assigned duties.
- Before there is a change in assigned duties.
- Whenever there is a change in operations that present a new hazard.
- Whenever there are deviations from the entry procedures or inadequacies in an employee’s knowledge are noted.
When do you need a Permit Required Confined Space Program?
Employers have to perform an evaluation of the workplace to determine if there are any spaces that are permit spaces. Where permit spaces exist, the employer must develop a written program to:
Prevent unauthorized entry.
Identifying and evaluate confined space hazards.
Establish procedures and practices for safe entry, including testing and monitoring.
When do I need a Confined Space Hazard Analysis?
As part of the Permit Required Confined Space Program, a hazard analysis has to be performed for each space at the facility that has a hazard associated with it. The analysis will provide the information needed to effectively control the hazards in the space or the personal protective equipment needed to work safely in the space.
Confined Space Rescue Training
When is a facility required to have a Confined Space Rescue Team?
Why should I hire a Confined Space Rescue Team?
When do I need a Confined Space Rescue Team Onsite versus Standing By:
If entry is to be made into an IDLH atmosphere, or into a space that can quickly develop an IDLH atmosphere ( if ventilation fails or for other reasons ), the rescue team or service would need to be standing by at the permit space.
On the other hand, if the dangers to entrants is restricted to mechanical hazards that would cause injuries ( broken bones, abrasions ) a response time of 10 or 15 minutes might be adequate.
What are the OSHA requirements for a rescue team?
Employers choosing to use an offsite service must evaluate the perspective rescue team or service to ensure that it:
Has the ability to reach the victim(s) within an appropriate time frame.
Is equipped for and proficient in performing the needed rescue service.
Knows the hazards that they may confront when called on to perform rescue.
Has access to all permit spaces from which rescue may be necessary so that the rescue service can develop appropriate rescue plans and practice rescue operations.
Employers that chose to train and equip their own onsite rescue team must:
Provide team members with the personal protective equipment needed to conduct rescues safely and train them to use the PPE appropriately.
Train team members to perform assigned rescue duties.
Train team members in basic first aid and CPR.
Ensure that team members practice making permit space rescues at least once every 12 months, using a space similar to the types of spaces from which rescues would be made.