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What’s The Purpose of Environmental Health & Safety Training?

The goal of Environmental Health & Safety training is to equip companies and operators with the necessary skills to ensure the health and safety of people and the environment related to working conditions or harmful substances.










Who Needs Environmental Health & Safety Training?

Environmental Health & Safety training is a concern across many industries. Everyone from the nurse at an outpatient clinic to a line cook in a commercial kitchen is closer to harmful substances than they might think. It’s not just the HAZMAT hauler who needs to know exactly what to do in the event of an incident concerning his truck or trailer. Plumbers, welders, and even garden center employees need to know what potential dangers their work environments possess.

Environmental Health & Safety training is a training process that helps employees learn to recognize potential safety concerns before they become big problems -- not just a reactive method for dealing with harmful substances. A well-trained, well-educated workforce saves its company money, not only in the prevention of catastrophic events, but also in insurance premiums, worker’s compensation claims, and in the prevention of injury and illness related to safety concerns.

Environmental Health & Safety Training For Regulatory Compliance

Most training programs are designed to address topics required by regulatory agencies such as OSHA, EPA, and DOT. These are usually the minimum requirements of environmental health & safety training programs. Other, more thorough, curricula can be tailored to a company’s specific needs. Some industries need their training to focus more on topics like blood borne pathogens or microbial sampling, whereas others may be more interested in understanding electrical hazards or spill response.

While most larger facilities have compliance departments that oversee OSHA and other requirements are being met on site, a consulting firm may also be brought in to assess the Environmental Health & Safety procedures currently in place. After an audit takes place, if shortcomings are found, the retraining process can begin with a clear plan of action for bringing a company into compliance.

What Topics Are Covered By Environmental Health and Safety Training Programs?

  • 40-hour HAZWOPER

  • 24-hour technician level spill response

  • Regulatory agency requirements

  • Decontamination

  • Chain of Command

  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Management

  • Environmental Regulations

  • Hydrogen Sulfide Training

  • Fire Extinguisher Training

  • Hazardous Materials Management

  • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

The purpose of Environmental Health & Safety training is about safety and compliance, but it carries some additional rewards. It makes companies more efficient in dealing with safety concerns and more efficient in avoiding incidents. In industry more efficiency always means more profitability.

If you’re interested in learning more about how your organization can become more efficient through Environmental Health & Safety training contact Talon/LPE today. We offer an extensive variety of training on topics far beyond the ones previously listed. We train in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. We’ll come to you. We also offer training out of our newly expanded facility in Amarillo, Texas. Contact us today.

Topics: Environmental Health & Safety