WORKER FATALITIES 4,821 workers died on the job in 2014
3/12/2016 IN: Joseph Klein fatally shot during store robbery.
3/16/2016 NE: Jason Weston killed after becoming entangled in grain bin auger.
3/19/2016 IA: Arturo Castor-Cavanzon asphyxiated in oxygen deficient atmosphere of storage tank.
3/22/2016 GA: Carolyn Robinson-Mangham died after becoming trapped inside walk-in freezer.
3/23/2016 IN: Robert Samples fatally crushed by scrap metal bailer.
3/29/2016 NJ: Clifford Michael LeMay killed in fall from roof.
4/5/2016 IL: Vincente Santoyo struck and killed by falling beam during bridge demolition.
4/8/2016 TX: Ryan Peterson killed in fall through opening in floor of apartment building under construction.
4/12/2016 VA: Charles Cooper died after falling into vat of boiling water and oil.
4/12/2016 TX: Dennis Henneke and Jesus Gonzalez Jr. killed in gas pipeline explosion.
4/18/2016 WI: Carlos Puentes killed in fall from roof after being struck by lightning.
4/20/2016 IA: Roger Purk killed when arm became caught in slaughterhouse hide removing machinery.
29 CFR 1910.120:
(q)(6): Training: Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs:
(q)(6)(i): First responder awareness level: First responders at the awareness level are individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They would take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release. First responders at the awareness level shall have sufficient training or have had sufficient experience to objectively demonstrate competency in the following areas:
An understanding of what hazardous substances are, and the risks associated with them in an incident;
An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present;
The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency;
The ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible;
An understanding of the role of the first responder awareness individual in the employer’s emergency response plan including site security and control and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Emergency Response Guidebook
The ability to realize the need for additional resources, and to make appropriate notifications to the communication center.
This course is a prerequisite for the 24-Hour Emergency Response Technician Program.