HAZMAT

  • New EPA / Chemical Safety Bill

    Be sure you and your employees are knowledgeable in regard to safety while handling hazardous material within the Department of Transportation. Our safety booklets, CD-ROMs, DVD programs, and meeting & compliance kits will provide you with all the information you need to know within the subject of DOT HAZMAT safety. Following OSHA standards, you can rest assured that you are compliant within your industry. Be sure you and your employees are knowledgeable in regard to safety while handling hazardous material within the Department of Transportation. Our safety booklets, CD-ROMs, DVD programs, and meeting & compliance kits will provide you with all the information you need to know within the subject of DOT HAZMAT safety. Following OSHA standards, you can rest assured that you are compliant within your industry.

    The Senate on Dec. 17 passed legislation that would reform the nation's chemical safety laws by requiring the Environmental Protection Agency to make decisions based on how chemicals affect workers and other individuals.

    The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) overhauls the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976. Under the bill, EPA would conduct safety reviews for all chemicals in active commerce, review and approve chemicals coming on the market each year, and consider only the health and environmental impact a chemical may have when deciding whether to allow its sale or manufacture. The bill is named for the late New Jersey senator who worked for several years during his career to update TSCA.

    Similar legislation (H.R. 2576) passed out of the House in June. Congressional members must now reconcile differences between the two bills to move forward....

    EPA’s New Exclusions for Solvent Recycling and Hazardous Secondary Materials 

    EPA’s new final rule on the definition of solid waste creates new opportunities for waste recycling outside the scope of the full hazardous waste regulations. This rule, which went into effect on July 13, 2015, streamlines the regulatory burden for wastes that are legitimately recycled.

    HAZWOPER3The first of the two exclusions is an exclusion from the definition of solid waste for high-value solvents transferred from one manufacturer to another for the purpose of extending the useful life of the original solvent by keeping the materials in commerce to reproduce a commercial grade of the original solvent product.

    The second, and more wide-reaching of the two exclusions, is a revision of the existing hazardous secondary material recycling exclusion. This exclusion allows you to recycle, or send off-site for recycling, virtually any hazardous secondary material. Provided you meet the terms of the exclusion, the material will no longer be hazardous waste.

    Learn about these changes and how they affect you. Pay special attention to:

    • Which of your materials qualify under the new exclusions
    • What qualifies as a hazardous secondary material
    • Which solvents can be remanufactured, and which cannot
    • What is a tolling agreement
    • What is legitimate recycling
    • Generator storage requirements
    • What documentation you must maintain
    • Requirements for off-site shipments
    • Training and emergency planning requirements
    • If it is acceptable for the recycler to be outside the U.S

    Also read: Things to Know About the HAZWOPER StandardHAZMAT / HAZCOM / HAZWOPER

  • DOT Compliance

    "DOT HAZMAT General Awareness" focus on employees who handle hazardous materials. The products review a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. Topics covered in these products include:     The regulation itself.     Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.     Hazard communication.     Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.     Where hazardous materials may be encountered.     Packaging and storage.     Shipping.     Transport (trucks, ships, rail, etc.).     Security risks and terrorism.     and more. Get a Quote for a Class: DOT HAZMAT General Awareness Live Instruction Training Courses at YOUR Location "DOT HAZMAT General Awareness" focus on employees who handle hazardous materials. The products review a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. Topics covered in these products include:
    The regulation itself.
    Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.
    Hazard communication.
    Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.
    Where hazardous materials may be encountered.
    Packaging and storage.
    Shipping.
    Transport (trucks, ships, rail, etc.).
    Security risks and terrorism.
    and more.
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    The DOT requires initial hazardous materials training and recurrent training every three years (49 CFR 172.704) for personnel classified as “hazmat employees,” defined at 49 CFR 171.8 as any job functions that directly affect the safe transportation of hazardous materials, including personnel who:

    • Load, unload, or handle hazardous materials
    • Label, mark, inspect, or design containers
    • Prepare hazardous materials for transportation
    • Operate a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials

    Learn how to:

    • Determine which of the materials shipped from your site are classified as hazardous materials
    • Select packages that meet DOT requirements for your hazardous materials
    • Properly fill and seal packages
    • Mark, label, and placard hazardous materials
    • Take advantage of exceptions for limited quantities, consumer commodities, and materials of trade
    • Complete and certify accurate shipping papers
    • Provide emergency instructions and ensure hazardous material safety
    • Meet DOT hazardous material security requirements

    See our DOT DVDs/VHS for Federal Motor Carriers, 49 CFR Hazardous Material Regulations, DOT Compliance & Compliance Kits.

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  • Safe Data

    DataCenterYour data center may be one of the most important resources your organization has, as it serves as the backbone for your entire IT infrastructure. However, many people fail to realize that their data centers may also be one of the greatest sources of risk within their organization. If your data center is not properly designed and maintained, it may end up being filled with numerous sources of risk, each of which could be enough to knock your business offline or cause serious damage to your facility and injury to your staff.

    Read on to learn more about some of the greatest risks involved with your data center, and what you can do to mitigate those risks.

    Heat

    Perhaps one of the greatest risks facing your data center is excess heat put off by servers and other equipment. Over the course of a normal day, data center equipment can put off a tremendous amount of heat. If this heat output is not checked with proper cooling, the data center runs the risk of shutting down or catching on fire.

    Many people assume that their existing air conditioning systems will be enough to protect their data center equipment from overheating. However, air conditioning needs are much greater in a data center environment than they are for an ordinary office environment, meaning that a basic air conditioning setup is usually not enough to keep you data center cool. Even if you do have a central air-conditioning system strong enough to handle the cooling needs of your data center, it would be an inefficient use of your resources to cool your data center this way.

    What’s ideal is a portable air conditioning unit designed specifically for use in a data center, along with proper ventilation design to keep air moving in and out of the data center properly. With a setup like this, you can keep your data center safe from the risk of fire or unplanned outages, while also making the most of your budget.

    Hazardous materials

    When people talk about the potentially dangerous effects of hazardous materials, they are usually thinking of heavy industrial settings. However, data centers frequently include these types of risks as well, so it's important for data center administrators to learn more about them in order to protect their employees.

    Hazardous materials are often a concern in data centers that are housed in older buildings. In the past, building safety regulations were not as stringent as they are now, leading to widespread use of potentially hazardous materials such as lead-based paint and asbestos. However, data center admins should not assume that their facility is completely safe just because it is located in a modern building. Even newer facilities include potentially dangerous chemicals like PVC, which is used in the coating of Ethernet cables, and mercury, which can be found inside CFL light bulbs.

    In order to protect against hazardous materials, data center administrators should strive to work with environmental experts, particularly when they're disposing of old equipment or trying to make updates to an older building. These experts can help explain what the risks are, allowing the data center admins to protect against them.

    Hackers and other malicious attackers

    Your data center may be filled with valuable information about your company and its customers, so it's no wonder that data centers are frequent targets of hackers. Allowing hackers to get access to your company's data could cost you a lot, both in terms of real funds and in terms of ongoing reputation damage caused by the data leak. In addition, other attackers may have reason to benefit from knocking your data center offline with a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.

    Keeping your data center safe from hackers takes a multi-faceted approach. Start with a DDoS mitigation solution that will ensure the ongoing uptime of your facility. Also, make sure to consider an updated security policy that includes tight physical access control around your data center. Make sure that access to your data center is strictly limited to the people who actually need access, only during the times they need it.

    These are only a few of the risks facing your data center. To be proactive about mitigating these and other risks, update your safety policies regularly, and consider working with a data center safety professional if you need extra help.

    Dale Allen is the National Service Manager of Rankin Group, a U.S. leader of temporary heating solutions.

  • Dealing With Hazmat Spills

    Spill Center Delivers Expertise In Dealing With Hazmat Spills

    After stopping the flow of the leaking material and ensuring that the pollutant does not reach a body of water or drainage ditch, the most important next step to take is completing the mandatory incident report to the authority or authorities with jurisdiction over the spill site. Failure to make the reports within the required timeframe can bring stiff fines and penalties for non-compliance.

    It is important to understand the spill generator’s legal responsibility. Are you responsible for making reports even if the spill was not your driver’s fault? In a word, Yes.

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    After a transportation accident, for example, the carrier having care, custody and control of a material at the time of loss is considered the spill generator and is responsible for

    "DOT HAZMAT General Awareness" focus on employees who handle hazardous materials. The products review a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. Topics covered in these products include:     The regulation itself.     Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.     Hazard communication.     Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.     Where hazardous materials may be encountered.     Packaging and storage.     Shipping.     Transport (trucks, ships, rail, etc.).     Security risks and terrorism.     and more. Get a Quote for a Class: DOT HAZMAT General Awareness Live Instruction Training Courses at YOUR Location "DOT HAZMAT General Awareness" focus on employees who handle hazardous materials. The products review a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. Topics covered in these products include:
    The regulation itself.
    Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.
    Hazard communication.
    Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.
    Where hazardous materials may be encountered.
    Packaging and storage.
    Shipping.
    Transport (trucks, ships, rail, etc.).
    Security risks and terrorism.
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    spill damages, cleanup costs and making all required incident reports, both by phone and written. Oftentimes, spills involve several jurisdictions, each with its own reporting requirements.

    Spill Center’s blog discusses topics related to minimizing costs and limiting liability related to spills and pollution events. Strict liability is defined as “legal responsibility without regard to fault.” Strict liability makes the spill generator responsible for paying damages associated with it, including the following:

    • Costs related to response, reporting, remediation and waste disposal
    • Property damage and bodily injury arising from the spill
    • Fines and penalties for failing to comply with reporting regulations
    • Reimbursement of emergency services

    The blog entry also offers recommendations on ways to maintain a legally defensible position against third-part claimants. After a spill requiring environmental cleanup, all activities, including efforts taken to contain and stop leaking materials and all regulatory reporting activities, should be logged. In truck-related incidents, drivers should write down everything they do after a spill to avoid being drawn into a pre-existing contamination problem as a responsible party.

    Being able to document that a release was separate in time, separate in nature, and was the subject of a separate and complete response and remediation will go a long way toward a successful defense. That driver’s log will provide a written record that can be used to place the company in a legally defensible position.

    Other blog topics at the site address recalls of hazardous products, working with contractors, invoice auditing and dealing with emergency responders seeking reimbursement. Spill Center’s program of support to clients in the transportation, chemical and insurance industries is also discussed.

    In addition, Spill Center hosts a monthly podcast in which I discuss topics related to spills and spill preparedness. The current podcast addresses the potential consequences of failing to report spills. An archive of previous podcasts is also available at the site at spillcenter.podomatic.com.

    Spill Center provides immediate spill management and required documentation, comprehensive regulatory expertise, clean-up contractor referrals, invoice auditing and a proven method designed to place the spill generator in a legally defensible position – all in a low-cost way proven to control costs and limit liability. Spill Center’s offers expertise in:

    • Environmental regulatory compliance
    • Emergency spill response management and documentation
    • Claims resolution, negotiation and settlement
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    For nearly 24 years, Spill Center’s expertise in spill management and environmental claims handling has helped hundreds of clients, from the largest truckload, LTL , private fleets and small fleets to truck leasing, chemical, environmental and insurance companies. They count on us to help get past spill incidents and avoid fines and penalties for non-compliance with reporting regulations.

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    Spill Center Mobile App

    Spill generators can also contact Spill Center via a new app for Smart phones and other mobile devices. Spill Center Mobile works with Apple, Blackberry and Android devices. The app was designed to provide instant communication with Spill Center’s operations center to immediately begin coordinating the response and making all required incident reports.

    Spill Center Mobile can be downloaded at no charge from Google Play for Android, Blackberry World and the Apple Store for iPhone and iPad. To download, first go online to www.spillcenter.net and enroll in the Spill Center program.

    1. Visit www.spillcenter.net and click ‘enroll’ at the top of the page
    2. Enter your company’s profile details and submit
    3. Complete the verification steps
    4. Download the Spill Center Mobile app for your device or use the

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    Spill Center Mobile users include Spill Center clients in the insurance, chemical, environmental and transportation industries – from the largest truckload, less-than-truckload and private fleets to small fleets. Our clients count on us to improve their preparedness to handle pollution events and other environmental spills requiring emergency response, cleanup, waste disposal and mandatory reporting.

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    Technology has always played a major role in Spill Center operations since 1990, when Spill Center was launched as an emergency communications center and a fast, reliable clearinghouse of information. The company grew to become a leading resource for environmental claims management.

    Systems were developed to manage the company’s own data and support its operations. Soon the mission was expanded beyond managing environmental claims to providing information quickly to spill generators. Today Spill Center is the North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management, offering services to a broad client base.

    By Thomas Moses, Esq. - Spill Center President

    Spill Center®, a North American leader in spill support and environmental claims management, offers a wealth of information on its website and blog for companies at risk for accidental releases of hazardous materials and other pollution events. A new blog entry discusses priorities that spill generators should observe in the aftermath of an environmental release of regulated materials.

    This information is provided by Tom Moses, president of Spill Center®, Inc., which he founded in 1990 as a North American resource for companies at risk from hazardous materials releases. He holds a law degree and a certificate in hazardous materials control and emergency response, and he served as a U.S. EPA toxicologist.

    Tom is considered a leading authority on environmental regulations and compliance issues in the transportation industry. His expertise includes chemical security; environmental and safety regulatory compliance; crisis response management; and environmental claims resolution, negotiation and settlement.

    The Spill Center program is designed to help clients deal with environmental releases swiftly and thoroughly to avoid trouble with regulatory authorities. For more information, visit the website: www.spillcenter.net. Or contact Tom Moses by phone at 978-568-1922, x222 or email at tmoses@spillcenter.net.

  • HAZMAT / HAZCOM / HAZWOPER

    Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. OSHA feels that it is so important for employees to know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances (as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly) they have mandated that anyone working with these materials 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.shifting hazmat

    Our HAZWOPER Program Packages assist facilities in complying with the employee training requirements of OSHA's HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120), and helps employees avoid exposure to hazardous materials. The Package of 23 Video Programs provides the comprehensive information needed by employees who are exposed to hazardous substances as a routine part of their jobs, the people who supervise and manage them, as well as HAZMAT "Incident Commanders", and Include:

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    Our training products on "Rigging Safety" point out to employees that over 90% of rigging-related accidents are caused by human error... and that they are the key to preventing these incidents. Topics covered in these products include:
    - Physical and mental preparation.
    - Personal protective equipment.
    - Equipment inspection.
    - Hazard assessment.
    - Slings and hitches.
    - Hand signals.
    - Load angles.
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    - Personal Protective Equipment and Decontamination Procedures,

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    - HAZMAT Labeling,

    - Confined Space Entry,

    - Personal Protective Equipment,

    - Medical Surveillance Programs,

    - Monitoring Procedures and Equipment,

    - Accidental Release Measures and Spill Cleanup Procedures,

    "DOT HAZMAT General Awareness" focus on employees who handle hazardous materials. The products review a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. Topics covered in these products include:     The regulation itself.     Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.     Hazard communication.     Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.     Where hazardous materials may be encountered.     Packaging and storage.     Shipping.     Transport (trucks, ships, rail, etc.).     Security risks and terrorism.     and more. Get a Quote for a Class: DOT HAZMAT General Awareness Live Instruction Training Courses at YOUR Location "DOT HAZMAT General Awareness" focus on employees who handle hazardous materials. The products review a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. Topics covered in these products include:
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    Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.
    Hazard communication.
    Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.
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    - Safety Orientation, Electrical Safety in HAZMAT Environments,

    - Heat Stress,

    - and Decontamination Procedures.

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  • Four Things You Don’t Know About Spills

    Here’s a quiz for anyone whose company is at risk for spills of hazardous materials or other regulated substances at facilities or on the road. Can you answer these frequently asked questions related to environmental spills correctly?

    • Does insurance cover fines and penalties for late spill reports?
    • If my driver wasn’t at fault in an accident, am I still liable for the spill?
    • Why do I need spill support services if my company doesn’t haul hazmat?
    • How can a third-party expert save me money after an environmental spill?

    Insurance Coverage

    The answer to the first question, about insurance coverage, surprises most people: It’s No. Insurance companies do not cover fines and penalties for failure to comply with spill incident regulatory reporting because it is against public policy. Further, insurance companies are not in the business of helping you control costs and limiting liability after hazmat spills when they have no financial interest in doing so. Nearly 30,000 federal, state, provincial and local jurisdictions in North America require incident reports after spills of hazardous materials, diesel fuel and other regulated substances. Failure to report or reporting late can be very costly. A third-party specialist in environmental spills and claims management can ensure that you, as a spill generator, avoid fines and penalties for failure to comply or late reporting by knowing who you owe reports to and by when.

    Liability for Spills

    Say a drunk driver slams into your company’s truck, causing the saddle tank to rupture, releasing diesel fuel onto the road and soil. Even though your driver was not at fault in  the accident, the liability for the spill is still your company’s. The environmental and spill liability laws state that no matter who causes the release, the party who has care, custody and control of the material at the time of the loss is the one legally responsible to respond, contain and report the spill, remediate the site and safely and legally dispose of the contaminated soil and material. And that needs to happen fast in order to contain your costs and limit your liability. A third-party specialist in environmental spills such as Spill Center is ready to coordinate the response 24/7, handle spill reporting and bring the incident to closure.

    Not All Spills Are Hazmat

    More than half of all over-the-road releases involve the diesel fuel in truck saddle tanks. By Spill Center’s estimate, it’s about an even split between broken fuel crossover lines and saddle tank punctures. Most jurisdictions do not distinguish between diesel fuel and hazardous material. They view them the same in environmental spills. The average amount of fuel spilled in a saddle-tank release is 104 gallons. The per-incident cost can top $15,000. So even if you don’t haul hazmat, the fuel in your trucks is regulated by the environmental authorities just the same. It requires fast action to minimize the cost and liability.

    Saving Money After Spills

    Third-party spill specialists can earn their keep. By registering as a Spill Center client, for example, you improve your preparedness to respond to spills and pollution events of all kinds quickly, professionally and cost-effectively. Spill Center compliance associates have handled spills in nearly every jurisdiction in the country, and we have learned what works and what saves money for our clients. We have developed a system to control costs and limit liability, and we apply it to the management of every incident. We can bring the right resources to bear quickly for a faster response to environmental spills. And we can audit invoices from contractors and emergency responders to ensure our clients are not overcharged. Our job is to keep the spill’s impact and your costs to a minimum because the faster and more professional the response, the less environmental damage and less costs that result.

    This information is provided by Tom Moses, president of Spill Center®, Inc., which he founded in 1990 as a North American resource for companies at risk from hazardous materials releases. He holds a law degree and a certificate in hazardous materials control and emergency response, and he served as a U.S. EPA toxicologist.

    Tom is considered a leading authority on environmental regulations and compliance issues in the transportation industry. His expertise includes chemical security; environmental and safety regulatory compliance; crisis response management; and environmental claims resolution, negotiation and settlement.

    By Thomas Moses, Esq.
    Spill Center President

    The Spill Center program is designed to help clients deal with environmental releases swiftly and thoroughly to avoid trouble with regulatory authorities. For more information, visit the website: www.spillcenter.com. Or contact Tom Moses by phone at 978-568-1922, x222 or email at tmoses@spillcenter.com.

  • Hazard Prevention and Control in the Work Environment

    hazardIn most companies, an effective management is in place that establishes a protocol to actively control hazards through timely identification and by adopting useful correction methods. The best part is that on recognizing hazards and potential hazards properly, the correct hazard prevention, decontamination and control programs can be designed. One such way is to implement a hierarchy of controls for a systematic determination of the most effective and practicable methods for reducing the risks coupled with a hazard. Here is a list of such hierarchy of controls that can be applied for a high degree of risk reduction.

    Hierarchy of Controls:

    1) Eradication of hazard related materials that include decontamination processes.
    2) Replacement of less hazardous materials or processes. Changing the operations or equipment in place that are accountable for a disaster.
    3) Engineering proper control strategies.
    4) Proper communication through words of warning.
    5) Administrative controls through training, job planning, rotation and forecasting.
    6) Making changes to working procedures for the implementation of work area protection methodologies like barricades and other similar measures.
    7) Keeping personal protective equipment ready for on time usage.

    "DOT HAZMAT General Awareness" focus on employees who handle hazardous materials. The products review a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. Topics covered in these products include:     The regulation itself.     Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.     Hazard communication.     Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.     Where hazardous materials may be encountered.     Packaging and storage.     Shipping.     Transport (trucks, ships, rail, etc.).     Security risks and terrorism.     and more. Get a Quote for a Class: DOT HAZMAT General Awareness Live Instruction Training Courses at YOUR Location "DOT HAZMAT General Awareness" focus on employees who handle hazardous materials. The products review a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. Topics covered in these products include:
    The regulation itself.
    Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.
    Hazard communication.
    Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.
    Where hazardous materials may be encountered.
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    Shipping.
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    Engineering controls have a very significant role to play as far as the reduction or elimination of exposure to risk factors are concerned. The underlying principle is that engineering controls put into practice single time changes that basically protect all employees. These include physical changes to workstations, introduction of handy equipment and installing them at the right places, changes in the production facility and many other relevant aspects of the work environment. So these engineering controls are permanent controls and the opportunity for their implementation exists primarily in the design stage. Such a modified design enables requisite change making possible during an on-going job or process stage.

    Besides engineering controls, administrative controls also have an important role to play for preventing and controlling hazards in a work place. The procedures involved in it notably limit daily contact to hazardous substances by controlling or manipulating the work schedule. Sometimes the manner in which work is performed is also modified or effective outcomes. The opportunities through which these controls are exercised are by introducing rest pauses, job rotations, more number of employees so that there are sufficient number of standby or relief personnel, proper supervision and restricted duty jobs.

    Work practice controls basically involve procedures that enable the safe and proper working so that specific tasks are assigned to certain workplace employees or personnel. These are highly focused work practices that include ergonomic programs for a proper work technique, employee training, habitual monitoring, feedback collection, maintenance, adjustments, modifications and finally enforcement. Besides, personal protective equipment and decontamination equipment also needs to be chosen with ergonomic points in mind.

    So one can say that there are four basic methods to prevent, reduce or eliminate exposure to risks or hazards in a workplace. These are engineering controls that include work station changes, administrative controls like work pattern changes, work practice controls like new training methodologies and finally protective equipment usage at a personal level by the employees. By following these four

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    methodologies properly, hazards can be effectively prevented in a workplace and if the need arises, they can be controlled in cases of outbreaks as well.

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    • The regulation itself.
    • Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.
    • Hazard communication.
    • Hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards.
    • Where hazardous materials may be encountered.
    • Packaging and storage.
    • Shipping.
    • Transport (trucks, ships, rail, etc.).
    • Security risks and terrorism.
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