And do not wait for a court order either. This need not be a warning if you act on it now. This short message goes out to all those new business developers still poring over their research material. Research is required to better inform you and better prepare you for when you are finally ready to open your doors for business.
Just think of it, if you are going to be operating in a processing, packaging or manufacturing space, and you will be handling hazardous materials, you and your designated staff members will be required to attend government mandated and industry standardized hazmat training.
Whether you are handling chemical fertilizers, health industry medicines, paint tech and anti-corrosion solutions, you are handling hazardous materials. Commerce and industry is so vast, it would not be possible to name all the materials and objects that qualify as hazardous. It would not be possible to name all the trades that qualify as hazardous work. You can access the federal trade and industry’s website to find out whether you need to register for hazmat training.
You can access the HAZMAT site too to find out more. And, of course, you can work your own industry to see where you and your business stand. Previously, there may have been many incidents whereby business owners have endeavored to circumvent these safety and security and risk management necessities. Down the line, they may have suffered the consequences. They would have been fortunate to escape with nothing more than a government issued fine.
But worse has happened in the past. Disastrous accidents have occurred and onsite staff have been helpless. Consequently, civil suits have ensued. These have been costly to date and there are those businesses that have had to close their doors as a result.