MARCOM's "Exposure Monitoring and Medical Surveillance" HAZWOPER DVD Program assists facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), and discusses various types of exposure monitoring equipment and techniques. The program also explains "medical surveillance" and how it is used to evaluate the health of anyone who regularly works around hazardous materials. Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. It is so important that employees know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances, as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly, that OSHA mandates that anyone working with these substances receive comprehensive training in this area. In 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the handling of hazardous waste "from cradle to grave". Since then other regulations have followed, including OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120, also known as HAZWOPER. As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee's specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. Areas covered in the program include direct–reading instruments, sampling collection devices, site characterization, general on–site monitoring, perimeter monitoring, personal monitoring, medical examinations and written medical opinions, and more. The DVD program comes with a comprehensive leader's guide, reproducible scheduling & attendance form, employee quiz, training log and training certificate. The program can be used as the basis for approximately two hours of classroom training.
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