Today, we are going to talk about the safe operation of processes that use toxic and flammable chemicals and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s, or EPA’s, regulations for preventing chemical accidents. This training session is designed for employees working at facilities with processes categorized as Program 2 under the EPA’s Chemical Accident Prevention Provisions under 40 Code of Federal Regulations, or CFR, 68, otherwise known as the Risk Management Program, or RMP.
Why “Risk Management—Program 2 Prevention Program” Matters:
The overall goal of this training is to prevent serious chemical accidents that may cause injury to you and impact public health and the environment. We will discuss the procedures for safely handling extremely hazardous chemicals, especially toxic and explosive substances, and operating a chemical process that involves such chemicals.
- Identify the dangers of hazardous chemicals at the facility.
- Identify the components of an RMP.
- Recognize the importance of standard operating procedures.
- Identify mechanisms to avoid or correct hazards and unsafe conditions.
- Prepare for and appropriately respond to emergencies and near misses.