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.
This course is designed to acquaint students with various methods of observation needed to determine the presence of Hazardous Materials in the work place.
29 CFR 1910.120:
(e)(1)(i): All employees working on site (such as but not limited to equipment operators, general laborers and others) exposed to hazardous substances, health hazards, or safety hazards and their supervisors and management responsible for the site shall receive training meeting the requirements of this paragraph before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances, safety, or health hazards, and they shall receive review training as specified in this paragraph.
(e)(3)(i): General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.
(e)(3)(ii): Workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
(e)(3)(iii): Workers regularly on site who work in areas which have been monitored and fully characterized indicating that exposures are under permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits where respirators are not necessary, and the characterization indicates that there are no health hazards or the possibility of an emergency developing, shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
(e)(3)(iv): Workers with 24 hours of training who are covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and (e)(3)(iii) of this section, and who become general site workers or who are required to wear respirators, shall have the additional 16 hours and two days of training necessary to total the training specified in paragraph (e)(3)(i).
29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(9):
Equivalent Training: Employers must be able to show by documentation or that the employees work experience and/or training has resulted training equivalent to that training required in paragraphs (e)(1) through (e)(4) of 29 CFR 1910.120 shall not be required to provide the initial training of those paragraphs to such employees and shall provide a copy the certification or documentation to the employee upon request.
However, certified employees or employees with equivalent training new to a site shall receive appropriate, site specific training before site entry and have appropriate supervised field experience at the new site. Equivalent training includes any academic training or the training that the employee might have already received from actual hazardous waste site work experience.
29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i):
Equivalent Training: Please note that the regulation also requires a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor. Employees shall be able to demonstrate the following in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(2)(i) – (e)(2)(vii): Names of personnel and alternates responsible for site safety and health; Safety, health and other hazards present on the site; Use of PPE required on the site; Work practices by which the employee can minimize risks from site hazards; Safe use of engineering controls and equipment on the site; Medical surveillance requirements including recognition of symptoms and signs which might indicate over exposure to hazards; The contents of paragraphs (G) through (J) of the site safety and health plan set forth in paragraph (b)(4)(ii) of this section.
The training shall establish employee proficiency in the duties required by this regulation and shall introduce new or revised procedures, as necessary, for compliance with this regulation.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued New Environment, Inc’s. “40-Hour Hazardous Waste Worker” Certification.