Protecting our employees and surrounding community is very important to us at Anderson Development Company. In an unlikely event that we experience an emergency at our facility, Anderson Development Company is prepared to safely handle any situation. Anderson Development Company has an extensive safety program and HAZWOPER training has been an established program for our employees who work with or handle hazardous materials or waste. Each year, Anderson Development Company partners with locals emergency responders/fire departments for this training. This relationship provides an open line of communication, familiarity of our facility and products/chemicals we produce which not only helps keep us safe, but emergency responders safe also.
If you are unfamiliar with HAZWOPER, it stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. HAZWOPER is a set of guidelines produced and maintained by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) which regulates hazardous waste operations and emergency services in the United States. Within the guidelines, the US Government regulates hazardous goods from inception to disposal. This training is covered under OSHA Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120. Training is for all employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substance, including hazardous waste. OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard requires workers to be trained to perform their anticipated job duties without endangering themselves or others.
HAZWOPER training is designed to train employees how to identify these chemicals or hazards, how to handle them and how to prevent any possible accidents or contamination from happening. The training teaches employees and first responders how to properly use as respirator for protection against chemicals, along with several other methods of personal protective equipment (PPE). HAZWOPER training is critical for any facility that manufactures, handles or transports hazardous materials. Sending our employee’s home in the same condition they came to work in and keeping our community safe is our number one priority. Anderson’s most recent training was held in May 2017–see photo gallery of training session below.