WisCOSH Adds D.O.T. HazMat 1st Responder Trainings


If you saw the following warning placards on vehicles at your workplace, or driving through your neighborhood, which one placard should you be most concerned about?
       Spontaneously Combustible Class 4

When Your Job Is Transporting Hazardous Materials Accidents Are An Issue

Knowing OSHA and D.O.T. Regulations Can Save Lives

WisCOSH is currently able to offer both OSHA HAZWOPER training and D.O.T./FMCSA HazMat 1st Responder Awareness Level training at no cost. These classes are open to workers and employers. Being prepared for emergency situations will greatly reduces the likelihood of such incidents. And it will greatly mitigate losses in case one occurs.

In addition to the 32 hour HAZWOPER training we have been able to offer the past several years we can now provide this valuable HazMat training. We are able to do these classes for free thanks to the National COSH‘s partnership with the ICWUC in Cincinnati OH.

If you work with or around chemicals – and nowadays who doesn’t – you need to know how to work safely around those chemicals. That includes knowing that you have a right to know about the chemicals you are using as well as those being used around you, how to effectively use your rights, reading and understanding Safety Data Sheets (SDS), understanding labeling requirements under the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), what the hazards are that are associated with them and how to protect yourself and coworkers from those hazards. WisCOSH just finished an OSHA funded year of Hazard Communication Standard trainings. Although the grant has ended you can still receive this valuable training.

WisCOSH also offers OSHA 32 hour HAZWOPER training. HAZWOPER takes things to the next level as you learn more about the chemical hazards, reading and understanding SDS to identify appropriate Personal Protective Equipment, recognizing and knowing the meaning of the types of placards used to denote hazardous materials, how chemicals should be stored and disposed of safely, and what to do in case of a release or spill which includes actual hands on simulated events. Participants that complete the full 32 hour course receive certification. We are currently able to offer the class free of charge. If you are interested in taking this course please contact us.

And now WisCOSH is ecited to announce we can also provide Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) HAZMAT training. If you ship, receive or transport hazardous materials it is imperative that you know, understand and follow HAZMAT regulations. The D.O.T.‘s HAZMAT is targeted at shipping/receiving clerks (who can be fined by the D.O.T. if they don’t fill out the paperwork correctly), transportation workers, first responders and emergency services workers.

The course includes modules that will be used by workers covered under CFR 49 – Placards and labels; chemical properties; resources (D.O.T. Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG), NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards, 49 CFR, HAZMAT Toolbox); Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) selection; site security; toxic effects and more. We are currently able to offer the class free of charge. If you are interested in taking this course please contact us.

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