Hazardous Waste: Health Effects

Course Description:

The main objective of this session is to discuss the health effects of hazardous wastes and the precautions you must take to prevent harmful exposures. By the time the session is over, you will be able to identify hazardous waste health effects; recognize routes of exposures; know how to get information to protect your health; identify personal protective equipment (PPE) required for your job; understand proper hygiene practices and decontamination procedures; and employ correct first aid for hazardous waste exposures.

Course Duration: 22 minutes

Why “Hazardous Waste: Health Effects” Matters:

Exposure to some hazardous wastes can cause serious illness, injury, or even death. That’s why this training session is so important. With adequate information about hazardous waste, you can minimize risks and protect your health on the job.

Key Points:

  • Health effects of hazardous waste can be very serious, even deadly.
  • You must understand the risks and the precautions you need to take to protect your health on the job.
  • PPE is an essential protection against hazardous waste health hazards.
  • Safe hygiene practices and decontamination procedures must also be followed to protect health.

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