Hazardous Materials Awareness For Public Works

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HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS FOR PUBLIC WORKS

This 8 hour awareness level course provides Public Works personnel with the basic information regarding hazardous materials/chemicals. Topics include:

-Introduction to hazardous chemicals

-Emergency Response Guidebook

- OSHA “Right To Know” for hazardous chemicals

-Global Harmonization System (GHS) for hazardous chemicals in the workplace

- Safety Data Sheets

- Basic First Aid for hazardous chemicals

At the conclusion of the course, the Public Works personnel shall be able to perform the following tasks:

-Identify hazardous chemicals in the workplace

-Identify roadway containers of hazardous chemicals

-Identify “Right To Know” and GHS images to determine hazardous chemicals

-Review Safety Data Sheets for information

-Perform emergency decontamination after hazardous chemical exposure

-Conduct a notification to emergency responders following a hazardous chemical exposure

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Municipal Public Works employees

Management of public Works personnel

Custodial/Janitorial Staff

Water Management personnel

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