Just because you asked…..
A hazardous materials (HAZMAT) accident can occur anywhere. Many hazardous materials do not have a taste, color or an odor. Some of these materials can be detected because they cause physical reactions such as watering eyes or nausea. Some hazardous materials exist below ground surface and can be recognized by an oil or foam-like appearance.
Hazardous materials are chemicals, which if misused or released into the environment can cause a threat to that environment and to the health of anyone in the vicinity. These chemical substances are used in industry, agriculture, medical research, and consumer goods. They come in the form of explosives, flammable and combustible substances, poisons, and radioactive materials.
Total Equipment Training hopes to be called before an accident occurs. All employees that work in an area where hazardous materials are used or stored should have OSHA mandated training to know what to do in case of an accident, but more importantly, how to prevent an accident from occurring. We are committed to the safety of all heavy equipment operators, especially those in HAZMAT situations.
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