4-Hour General Hazard Awareness

Prerequisite: None

Class Hours: 4

Course Regulation:

 

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, groundwater 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).

 

The following topics are covered in this course:

 

  • Regulatory Overview

  • Hazardous Material Classes

  • Loading and Unloading

  • Segregation Charts

  • Hazardous Material Compliance Pocketbook

  • 704 Marking System

  • Hazard Communication Standard

  • Elements of a Safety Data Sheet

  • Course Review and Final Test