Basic Health and Safety Training
OSHA's HAZWOPER standard 29 CFR 1910.120 calls for all personnel involved with an emergency deployment to be trained on certain items pertinent to health and safety. The amount and level of training required is dependent on the tasks the employee will perform and the risks associated with these tasks.
To assure the health and safety of all APHIS team members and to assure compliance with 29 CFR 1910, all APHIS personnel working a deployment (including temporary employees) will receive the following training:
The information in this HASP, the Deployment Work Plan and other sources (ex. MRPBS Emergency Responder Manual) will be used to develop the final curriculum of the training.
Personnel involved in fieldwork may require additional training including:
APHIS Supervisors and Managers must also be trained on:
Training certificates for all personnel (including subcontractors), performing activities must be maintained in the project file.
Training need not be repeated if the employee can provide documentation that they have received equivalent training during the past 12 months. Each employee will be given training on site-specific elements prior to beginning work at the site. As part of the site-specific training session, the Safety Officer will conduct a Health and Safety (H&S) briefing covering the major items found in this HASP and the Work plan. All personnel directly working in or supporting site operations must be briefed prior to reporting for work.
The Safety Officer will establish the training delivery and tracking system. Records will be kept of all the training delivered.
Training and briefings will be conducted before job start-up and as needed.
The Safety Officer will initiate training prior to job start-up to ensure that employees have a thorough understanding of the HASP, standard operating procedures, and physical and chemical hazards of the affected area.