Universal waste is a category of waste materials designated as "hazardous waste", but containing materials that are very common. It is defined in 40 C.F.R. 273.9, by the United States Environmental Protection Agency but states may also have corollary regulations regarding these materials.
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Since these devices are non-standard, there are no specific guidelines to positively identify or categorize them. Explosive devices can be contained in almost anything. They have electric, non-electric, or other sophisticated firing systems.
The OSHA Office of Statistics reports that 40 percent of employees injured at work have been on the job less than 1 year. New hires need to be made aware of how serious safety training is right from the start. While there is no specific requirement for new hire safety orientation, many training requirements explicitly state that training must be provided to new employees.
MARSEC (MARitime SECurity) is the three-tiered United States Coast Guard Maritime Security system (alert state) designed to easily communicate to the Coast Guard and the maritime industry pre-planned scalable responses for credible threats. Its objective is to provide an assessment of possible terrorist activity within the maritime sectors of transportation, including threats to nautical facilities and vessels falling within the jurisdiction of the United States that could be targets of attack.
Proper maintenance of security systems and regular testing by security personnel is critical for the reliable operation of all levels of the protection systems of a facility.
CFATS; Chemical Facility Anti Terrorism Standards : In Section550, of the Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2007, Congress gave the Department of Homeland Security all regulatory authority over security at high risk chemical facilities. In the act, Congress instructed DHS to require all high risk chemical facilities to complete a security vulnerability assessment, develop site security plans and implement protective measures to meet DHS- defined risk based performance standards.
Written reports are used by employers for a multitude of proprietary reasons. In the area of security, reports are frequently used for evaluation of how well the client’s assets are being protected by the security force. Written reports preserve information, aid supervision, and provide a documented set of facts essential to the functioning of others not at the scene of the incident. The effectiveness of a private security system is determined in part by the quality and quantity of information on a security officer’s written report.
Consider the variety of people who make up the typical hospital or clinic environment: patients, terminated employees, current employees. Vulnerability in the operation of the healthcare industry includes drugs, bio-hazardous waste, bomb threats, fire, etc. No healthcare facility is without risk. A well trained security force is an asset to the organization and serves as a compliment to the management team.
Introduction to HazWoper - The purpose of this unit is to give trainees a general understanding of what “HAZWOPER” means, the purpose of the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard, and the requirements associated with safety and health training and medical surveillance. At the conclusion of this unit, trainees will know what “HAZWOPER” means and the purpose of the OSHA HAZWOPER Standard. They will also have a general understanding of chemical hazards, control measures, and the basic requirements of emergency response training.
Hearing Conservation - Every year, approximately 30 million people in the United States are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. Noise-related hearing loss has been listed as one of the most prevalent occupational health concerns in the United States for more than 25 years. Thousands of workers every year suffer from preventable hearing loss due to high workplace noise levels. Since 2004, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has reported that nearly 125,000 workers have suffered significant, permanent hearing loss. In 2009 alone, BLS reported more than 21,000 hearing loss cases.
Hazard Communications - In order to ensure chemical safety in the workplace, information must be available about the identities and hazards of the chemicals. OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) requires the development and dissemination of such information: Chemical manufacturers and importers are required to evaluate the hazards of the chemicals they produce or import, and Prepare labels and material safety data sheets (MSDSs) to convey the hazard information to their downstream customers. All employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces must have labels and MSDSs for their exposed workers, and train them to handle the chemicals appropriately
1910.151 - First aid includes any one-time treatment and follow-up for observation of minor injuries, including cuts, abrasions, bruises, first-degree burns, sprains, and splinters. Injuries or illnesses requiring only first aid are commonplace. One or more workers should be properly trained to administer basic first aid, including CPR. Workplaces should have a well-stocked first-aid kit and at least one or more employee assigned the responsibility for administering or coordinating first-aid treatments.
GHS: The GHS is an acronym for The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals. The GHS is a system for standardizing and harmonizing the classification and labeling of chemicals.
A pipe bomb is an improvised explosive device, which uses a tightly sealed section of pipe filled with an explosive material. The containment provided by the pipe means that simple low explosives can be used to produce a relatively large explosion, and the fragmentation of the pipe itself creates potentially lethal shrapnel. Premature detonation is a hazard of attempting to construct any homemade bomb, and the materials and methods used with pipe bombs make unintentional detonation incidents common, usually resulting in serious injury or death to the assembler. In many countries, the manufacture or possession of a pipe bomb is a serious crime, regardless of its intended use.
1910.39 -Fire safety is important business. National Fire Prevention Week is intended to focus on the importance of fire safety in the home, in schools and at work. But workplace fire safety is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) principal focus and saving lives and preventing injuries due to fire is a key concern. According to National Safety Council figures, losses due to workplace fires in 1988 totaled $3.1 billion. Of the more than 5,000 persons who lost their lives due to fires in 1988, the National Safety Council estimates 360 were workplace deaths. When OSHA conducts workplace inspections, it checks to see whether employers are complying with OSHA standards for fire safety. OSHA standards require employers to provide proper exits, fire fighting equipment, emergency plans, and employee training to prevent fire deaths and injuries in the workplace
Crowd control is a public security practice where large crowds are managed to prevent the outbreak of crowd crushes, affray, fights involving drunk and disorderly people or riots. Crowd crushes in particular can cause many hundreds of fatalities. Crowd control can involve privately hired security guards as well as police officers. Crowd control is often used at large, public gatherings like street fairs, music festivals, stadiums and public demonstrations. At some events, security guards and police use metal detectors and sniffer dogs to prevent weapons and drugs being brought into a venue.
This program will cover proper procedures in conducting an accurate and effective vehicle search. Material will cover what to look for, as well as where to look on and in the vehicle. The procedures will also inform the security officer of what steps to follow if a suspicious package or item is discovered.
1910.1020(a) -The purpose of this course is to explain to employees and their designated representatives a right of access to relevant exposure and medical records; and to provide representatives of the Assistant Secretary a right of access to these records in order to fulfill responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Accidents involving 18-wheelers and buses often have very tragic consequences. Considering the size, speed, and cargo of these vehicles, accidents and security involving large commercial motor vehicles and buses involve forces that oftentimes lead others involved in these accidents to be seriously injured or killed.