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MARCOM Group Ltd., The Description:
MARCOM's "Personal Protective Equipment and 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 the appropriate use of personal protective equipment (such as chemical protective clothing) as well as 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, heat stress, the need for decontamination, the Contamination Reduction Corridor (CRC), 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.
Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Procedures Video and DVD Excerpt: Working around hazardous materials is a lot like war. You have to be on the offensive to prevent dangerous chemicals from escaping to the environment. You are also on the defensive, keeping yourself safe from contamination and exposure, and as in any other kind of war you make use of defensive weapons. Now in ancient times the primary defensive weapons were shields. In modern warfare soldiers use radar and surface to air missiles to knock out incoming threats. In the war that you fight, personal protective equipment and decontamination procedures are the weapons that will carry you through the day. So let's be clear about what these terms mean. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is a broad category. It covers protective clothing or CPC as it is often called. Respirators and a more common item such as hardhats, face shields, and work boots. You wear this stuff to protect yourself from things that can hurt you, such as vapors that can burn your skin, gasses that might make you choke and falling or protruding objects. Decontamination procedures (DECON) deal with contaminants that might have accumulated on your protective clothing or your equipment. If these contaminants are not taken care of they can transfer to you, or even your coworkers. The goal of decontamination procedures is to remove these unwanted substances or make them harmless before they can affect anyone.