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MARCOM Group Ltd., The Description:
MARCOM's "Heat Stress" HAZWOPER Videotape Program assists facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), and helps employees understand the need to guard against heat-related illnesses and what steps they can take to protect themselves in their work environments. 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 how the body reacts to heat, the role of fluids and minerals, preventing heat-related illnesses, Heat Rash, Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke, recognizing symptoms, first aid, acclimatization, 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.
Heat Stress Video and DVD Excerpt: When you are working with hazardous materials personal protective equipment (PPE) can be a double edged sword. On the one hand you couldn't even approach some of these materials safely without wearing PPE. Chemical protective clothing (CPC) defends your skin from rashes, burns and the absorption of toxins. And respiratory gear such as self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs) guards your airways from gasses and vapors. But with all of the protection that PPE provides it can also cause problems. This is usually due to two factors; the weight of PPE and the fact that it can often block air from reaching skin. A self-contained breathing apparatus for example can weigh over 30 lbs. and fully encapsulating chemical protective clothing adds 30 more lbs. to the load. Carrying all that extra weight around will make anyone work up a sweat. This is bad enough under normal conditions but when your skin is sealed off from the outside air, your skin cannot evaporate, and you won't be able to cool off. Under these conditions your body may overheat which can cause serious problems and even threaten your life. This is called, heat stress. To help us guard against heat stress, we need to take a close look at how it occurs, what its symptoms are and most of all, how to beat it. We'll begin by examining how your body's cooling system works under normal conditions.