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Safety training prevents injury or exposure to workers; and in the long run saves money! If hazards or exposure to hazards cannot be eliminated workers must be prepared to safely work in that environment. HAMMER is the cornerstone for the safety and health of Hanford’s workers. Involving students in dynamic realistic training simulations and mock-ups brings workers face-to-face with potential job hazards. Knowledge, competency and confidence are created by realistic training.
Effectively merging classroom, discussion, computer E-Learning scenarios with hands-on training gives workers a chance to make life-critical decisions, experience consequences, and learn from mistakes in a safe environment before facing possible hazards in the workplace. This blended learning approach increases productivity and ensures that critical information is retained through:
- Hard-hitting, hands-on activities
- Custom simulations, drills, and mock-ups
- Interactive computer & web-based scenarios
- Professional classroom instruction
Involving workers is critical to safety and is showcased in the Worker-Training-Worker program. Worker trainers not only deliver training, they return to the workplace as credible subject-matter experts who provide ongoing peer mentoring.
Recognized for its dedication to worker safety, HAMMER is the only training facility in the nation to have earned a Star of Excellence in the Voluntary Protection Program. This designation acknowledges organizations that pass a rigorous performance review and maintain low injury rates.
Training is an investment. Returning people home safely each day is a compelling return on this investment.
Typical Hanford training at HAMMER includes:
- Radiation Protection
- Respiratory Protection
- Hazardous Waste
- Hoisting and Rigging
- Fall Protection
- Deactivation and Decommissioning Mock-Ups
- Emergency Preparedness
HAMMER Hanford Training classes are available to DOE and DOE-affiliated entities including Hanford contractors and their subcontractors.