Dealing with the Media in Emergency Situations is designed to help facilities comply with OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulation (29 CFR 1910.120). As part of these regulations, there are varying requirements for employee training, depending on an employee’s specific level of involvement with hazardous materials. The course provides employees with the information they need to understand the major areas covered by the regulation and instructs employees on the proper ways of interacting with the media during an emergency situation.
Topics covered in this program:
Include establishing a relationship with the media before a crisis occurs, the duties and responsibilities of the Public Information Officer (PIO), early response to the media during an incident, insuring the safety of the media, unauthorized communication with the media, the consequences of rumors and misinformation, and more. Hazardous materials and waste are part of many work situations, and can be found on many types of job sites. It is so important that employees know how to recognize these potentially dangerous substances, as well as how to handle and dispose of them properly, that OSHA mandates that anyone working with these substances receive comprehensive training in this area.