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MARCOM Group Ltd., The Description:
MARCOM's "Decontamination Procedures" 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 how to remove contaminants that accumulate on clothing and equipment. 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 substances 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 safe work practices, engineering controls, levels of personal protection, the Exclusion Zone, heat stress, the need for decontamination, the Contamination Reduction Corridor (CRC), decontamination equipment and solutions, decontamination procedures, and more. The Videotape Program comes with a comprehensive Leader's Guide, reproducible Scheduling & Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Log and Training Certificate. The Program can be used as the basis for approximately two hours of classroom training.
Decontamination Procedures Video and DVD Excerpt: Working safely with hazardous materials requires four major elements. Work practices, engineering controls, personal protective equipment and decontamination. Work practices are methods from isolating workers from dangerous chemicals such as spraying water on hazardous dust, in order to keep it from becoming airborne. Engineering controls are devices for protecting people from hazardous materials. These include; robotic equipment used for handling hazardous materials and large ventilation fans designed to remove toxic fumes from work atmospheres. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a blanket term for anything you wear that protects you from contamination, as well as physical injuries. PPE includes; personal protective clothing (PPC) , respirators and gear such as hardhats, face shields and work boots. These three elements work together to protect you from hazardous materials. But without decontamination you can still end up being exposed. Decontamination (decon) means removing any hazardous substances from your PPE, and other equipment, or changing these materials into a harmless form. Without decontamination your PPE can become saturated with the very same chemicals you need protection from. In time this may present more of a hazard to you then your work site does.