The main objective of this session is to help you understand how hazardous wastes can get into your body so that you can avoid harmful exposures. By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the potential health effects of exposure to hazardous waste; identify the four primary routes of exposure; recognize symptoms of exposure; prevent exposures; and administer effective first aid in the event of an exposure.
Why “Hazardous Waste Routes of Exposure” Matters:
Unfortunately, when you work with and around hazardous wastes, exposure to hazardous ingredients can happen very easily. This means you must be knowledgeable about both the risks and the safety measures you need to take to avoid exposures. With the right information, with a good understanding of the hazards and how hazardous ingredients can get into you body, and with knowledge of required precautions, you can avoid exposures and protect your health on the job.
- You should be able to identify the primary routes of exposure to hazardous wastes.
- You should also be able to recognize symptoms of exposure.
- You need to know how to prevent exposure to hazardous wastes.
- And, you should be prepared to act quickly and effectively in the event of a medical emergency or release of hazardous wastes.