Although recycling helps the planet, it can be hazardous for those doing the labour. Worker safety risks are inherent in the processing of several recyclables, including scrap metal, electronic waste, battery acid, spent oil, and other chemicals. In addition to these dangers, there are others that apply to all forms of recycling, such as road traffic, moving parts, sudden machine starts, lifting injuries, and tripping and falling.
It is important, therefore, to provide training to the relevant workers in order to help them execute their task efficiently and safely.
The goal of this course is to explain students the legal requirements in OSHA standards about the recycling processes at the hazmat sites to ensure their safety as well as that of those around them.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.
HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.
Following workers should attend this training:
Trash and recycling collectors
Recycling line sorters
Safety committee members
Any further personnel as per management’s decision
At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
Recycled Material Characterization
Common Recycling Processes
Hazard Recognition and Control
Emergency Preparedness and Response