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All workers must receive initial comprehensive training before being allowed to enter any work site. They should have a complete understanding of the potential hazards, and understand and be competent in using knowledge and skills to minimize risk to the individual and others, how to use their equipment properly and when the equipment will fail, and how to leave a hazardous area in the event of an emergency. They should have full knowledge of: the site safety plan and safe work practices; handling, storage, and transportation of hazardous materials; the individuals’ rights and responsibilities as employees; and how to use testing instruments and conduct various tests safely and efficiently. Short follow-up sessions should be conducted on a periodic basis to refresh their understanding of potential hazards and how to mitigate these hazards by using actual Best Practices for the individual facility. It is of utmost importance to have available to the individuals during training and then in actual practice highly competent managers and supervisors who work on-site with the individuals.

 
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