It is not entirely enforced upon you, but if your products and packaging is relevant, regulatory and authoritative bodies or government agencies such as the US Department of Transportation will not only smile in approval, they will end up assisting your business as well. Take the initiative in volunteering yourself and your staff to go on a hazmat training mission second to none.
Workshops run are informative in creating greater awareness of regulatory training requirements. Regulatory training is also run in conjunction with the US Department of Transportation’s Title 49 related to non bulk packaging processes as well as the Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBC) designed for the correct handling of hazardous materials.
The very hint that you may be storing hazardous goods or materials in your retail, warehouse, commercial or industrial environment should necessitate the initiating of at least the minimum of basic training on handling such materials. Workshops cover a number of subjects. Apart from safety training, attendees can look forward to function specifics and familiarization training. The workshops are generally detailed and in-depth.
Depending on the nature of the materials being handled or stored, it is mandatory for stakeholders and their staff to attend such workshops. Not doing so could make company owners liable for steep fines or even civil and/or criminal penalties. In view of the importance of industrialized safety and security training the hazmat way, let’s revise the highlights of the possible workshops. Familiarization basically has to do with creating general awareness.
Safety training will be accompanied by security awareness training. Security training will be in-depth. Training workshops will remain function specific. Even if you and your staff are not mandated to attend training, it can be richly rewarding to be in full control of your industrial environment, always knowing how to respond in the event of emergencies.