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MARCOM Group Ltd., The Description:
MARCOM's "Dealing With the Media in Emergency Situations" HAZWOPER Videotape Program assists facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), and instructs employees on the proper ways of interacting with the media during an emergency situation. Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. OSHA feels that it is so important for employees to know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances (as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly) they have mandated that anyone working with these materials receive comprehensive training in this area. In 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the handling of hazardous waste "from cradle to grave". Since then other regulations have followed, including OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120, also known as HAZWOPER. As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee's specific level of involvement with hazardous materials.
Areas covered in the program include establishing a relationship with the media before a crisis occurs, the duties and responsibilities of the Public Information Officer (PIO), early response to the media during an incident, insuring the safety of the media, unauthorized communication with the media, the consequences of rumors and misinformation, and more. The Videotape Program comes with a comprehensive Leader's Guide, reproducible Scheduling & Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Log and Training Certificate. This program can be used as the basis for approximately two hours of classroom training.
Dealing With The Media In Emergency Situations Video and DVD Excerpt: Whenever a crisis occurs, the media are there. They have a duty to keep the public informed. That's why they sometimes need to ask tough questions. If the crisis they are covering is a HAZMAT incident where you work, your employer can expect a lot of attention. Whether your company gives the press the information they are looking for, or doesn't cooperate at all the reporters will get their stories, no matter what. And in the midst of everything that is going on, all too often an unadvised comment makes the news. In a crisis, a company needs to do two things, deal with the problem, and at the same time portray itself in the best light. In these situations both management and employees have to work together to protect the company's good name. The media can help, but only if your company works with them properly. If they get a hold of inaccurate information or a rumor however the result can be a nightmare, at best giving your company a serious black eye, at worst leading to panic in the surrounding community. So how should an employer handle the press during a hazardous materials incident? And what is an employee's role in this process? You must be able to answer these questions before you can deal with the media effectively.