WASHINGTON—The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries is offering a "Hazard Recognition in Recycling" safety training program.
The program, a series of free classes across the U.S., is the result of $140,000 in funding ISRI received from the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program administered by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, ISRI said in a press release.
The course is designed for recyclers across all commodities who want employees to learn more about hazard recognition and mitigation in the workplace, ISRI said. Among the areas covered are:
- How to do a personal protective equipment (PPE) hazard assessment;
- How to recognize how to safely work around mobile equipment;
- The importance of proper PPE;
- The importance of controlling hazardous energy;
- Good housekeeping practices;
- How to recognize fire hazards; and
- Hazard communication in the workplace.
Students also learn what a hazard assessment is and how to build a PPE job hazard assessment through group work, ISRI said.
Each class is approximately 7.5 hours long and is open to both ISRI and non-ISRI members for free, the institute said.
For more information, including how to host a safety class at your facility, contact [email protected].