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This course provides information about the history, purpose, and mission of key regulatory agencies including OSHA, EPA, and DOT. The intent of the course is to provide the learner with an understanding of the sources of regulatory occupational safety and health work practices and standards. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to specify why regulatory standards are established, identify the purpose of the major regulatory agencies that establish regulations impacting the workplace (OSHA, EPA, DOT), identify the purpose of RCRA, CERCLA, and SARA, identify hazardous waste, identify the scope and purpose of HAZWOPER, identify steps to prevent hazardous materials and exposure to hazardous waste, and identify which workers are affected by HAZWOPER. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the scope and purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Identify the purposes of the major regulatory agencies, OSHA, EPA, DOT, that establish regulations impacting the workplace
  • Identify the purposes of RCRA, CERCLA, and SARA
  • Identify true statements regarding company responsibilities and environmental laws
  • Identify true statements about hazardous waste
  • Identify general characteristics of HAZWOPER
  • Identify ways to prevent exposure to hazardous waste
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