Cleaning Up Spills
Each year, more than 4 million employees are injured on the job, costing American businesses over $127.7 billion annually in indirect and direct costs associated with work-related injuries. Over 100 OSHA standards require some form of training aimed at reducing risk factors for injury or disease. Failure to comply with OSHA standards, including training requirements, can result in fines up to $7,000 per violation.
OSHA’s guidelines for effective safety and health programs specify the importance of employee training in reducing the risk of work-related injuries. Employee training also fulfills various mandatory OSHA requirements if the training includes a learning activity and a means of testing to determine whether the employee retained the information.
To help employers comply with OSHA training requirements, Personnel Concepts has introduced a comprehensive topic set on Cleaning up Spills.
Cleaning up spills of toxic and potentially hazardous materials falls under OSHA’s guidance for hazardous and waste operations and emergency response. Employees should never work with a chemical until they are familiar with all of the hazards of the chemical and its precautions, including what to do in the event of a spill. Trained and properly equipped personnel should be the only individuals cleaning up a chemical spill.
In FY13, OSHA collected over $360,000 in fines and penalties against industries that that did not follow their guidance on hazardous waste cleanup.
All employers must comply with the requirements set forth in OSHA standard 1910.120 to protect workers who are exposed to potentially toxic and hazardous substance spills and accidents.
This exclusive topic set includes a reproducible safety-training handout on cleaning up spills, an employee quiz on the topic, an attendance log, and an acknowledgment form to document your compliance efforts. Implementing workplace safety training with our comprehensive solution can prevent work-related injuries and ensure compliance with OSHA standards.
Who Needs It
All employers must comply with OSHA regulations, including mandatory training and communication requirements. (The number of OSHA standards and training requirements vary by industry and/or number of employees, but virtually every business in the U.S. is obligated to provide some form of safety training.)
Good-Faith Safety Compliance
Our Cleaning up Spills Training Topic Sheet helps you identify mandatory OSHA training requirements for your business, and provides the tools and resources needed to implement an effective training session. Additionally, documenting your safety training meetings demonstrates good faith compliance with OSHA’s general duty clause and applicable safety standards if OSHA inspects your business.
Prevent Costly Injuries and Illnesses
Work-related injuries cost American employers billions of dollars each year in workers’ compensation and replacement worker expenses. According to OSHA, implementing a safety and health program that includes safety meetings and employee training can reduce injury and illness costs by 20 to 40 percent. Our comprehensive topic set simplifies the process of implementing employee training.
Save Time and Money
Developing your own training materials can require up to 2 hours of your time per topic, while paying a third party to develop training materials can costs thousands of dollars. Our comprehensive topic set includes a pre-written training handout and quiz, saving you time and money.
- Pre-written safety training handout and quiz on the topic of Cleaning up Spills
- Subject matter includes coverage on what information needs to be readily available in high-risk chemical environments, examples of what types of spills can be handled by various levels of employees, and how to treat chemical spills on an employee’s body
- A quiz answer key for the program’s administrator
- An attendance log and acknowledgment form to document your meeting and training session