HAZWOPER: Dealing With The Media In Emergency Situations
Course Length: 45 - 60 minutes
covering the essentials of dealing with the media in emergency situations
Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work
situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. OSHA feels that it is
so important for employees to know how to recognize these potentially dangerous
substances, as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly, they have
mandated that anyone working with these substances receive comprehensive
training in this area.
In 1976, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
issued the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to regulate the
handling of hazardous waste. Since then, other regulations have followed,
including OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120, also known as HAZWOPER. As part of these
regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on
an employee's specific level of involvement with hazardous materials.
With The Media In Emergency Situations helps employees understand the
importance of building a good relationship with the media and how to deal with
the media during an emergency situation.
This training covers the following topics:
a relationship with the media before a crisis occurs
duties and responsibilities of the Public Information Officer (PIO)
response to the media during an incident
the safety of the media
communication with the media
consequences of rumors and misinformation
Using a powerful combination of audio, full-motion video,
text, and colorful graphics, HAZWOPER:
Dealing With The Media In Emergency Situations provides cost-effective,
easy-to-use training. It's divided into topic-based lessons so information is
easily understood ... and retained.