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Regulatory Compliance Length of Video(in Minutes):
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MARCOM Group Ltd., The Description:
MARCOM's "Respiratory Protection" HAZWOPER Compliance Videotape Program assists facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), and helps employees avoid exposure to hazardous materials. The Program instructs employees who deal with hazardous materials about how to protect themselves from respiratory hazards. 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 requirements of respirator usage, basic types of respirators, classifications of respirator filters, Supplied Air Respirators (SARs), Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs), proper fit-testing, cleaning and maintenance of respirators, 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.
Respiratory Protection Video and DVD Excerpt:
Most of us don't think twice about breathing, but it's the last thing you can take for granted when you work with hazardous substances. Because contaminated air can burn your throat and lungs, damage your brain, liver, kidneys or other organs and even smother you to death. OSHA's HAZWOPER standard requires workers to use proper respiratory protection to prevent tragedies like these. How can you know what respiratory hazards you'll face where you work? Answering this can be difficult, because hazardous materials come in many forms, and some of them cause health problems that aren't immediately obvious. To detect dangerous airborne contaminants your safety department will run various tests on your work area. If hazardous conditions are found, your company may be able to install processing systems to filter the air, or setup emergency respiratory stations if an accident releases pollutants into the atmosphere. Engineering controls, like pressurized cabs can also often be used to keep employees isolated from the airborne contaminants. Environmental controls can reduce airborne contaminants as well. For instance spraying water on dry dusty surfaces will limit the amount of particles that float through the air.