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HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING

Hazardous Waste Series (29 CFR 1910.120 (e) or (p))


40 Hour HAZWOPER General Site Worker

This five-day course satisfies the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.  Attendees will be able to select, use and maintain personal protective equipment to minimize exposure to hazards. Participants will become familiar with the operation and use of monitoring and sampling equipment used to conduct a thorough site characterization. Students also prepare Health and Safety Plans and conduct a mock site investigation.  The course is designed for environmental engineers, safety and health personnel, plant/site workers, emergency response personnel, and all others involved in hazardous waste operations who must comply with the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e) and includes extensive hands-on exercises.

24 Hour HAZWOPER General Site Worker

This three-day course is similar to the 5-day course described above but is intended for employees with a lower exposure, or likelihood of exposure, to hazardous materials.  The course concentrates more on hazard recognition and measurement and covers personal protective equipment and work practices in keeping with the risk level.  This course satisfies the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e), Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, and includes hands-on training.

24 Hour HAZWOPER RCRA/TSD Site Worker

This is the mandatory 24-hour initial training required under 29 CFR 1910.120 (p) for RCRA/TSD facility employees. This course is designed for employees to be able to recognize hazards, select and maintain personal protective equipment to minimize exposure to hazards, etc. while in the performance of their job duties on the site.  The course will also include site specific procedures and practices as appropriate.  The hand on training included reinforces the lecture material.

8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor/Manager

This one-day course meets the training requirements for onsite management and supervisory personnel who are engaged in hazardous waste operations under 29 CFR 1910.120 (e). Topics include employer's safety and health programs, drill planning and execution, and employee training programs. Other topics included are personal protective equipment programs, spill containment methods and procedures, and techniques for health hazard monitoring. Completion of the 40-Hour General Site Worker course is a prerequisite.

8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher

This one-day course fulfills the annual OSHA regulatory training requirements under 29 CFR 1910.120 (e) or (p). These specific refreshers for the 40-hour or the RCRA/TSD initial training are designed to reinforce and update current health and safety practices for personnel engaged in hazardous waste/substance operations.  Attendees must provide proof of initial or, current refresher training.

Emergency Response Series (29 CFR 1910.120 (q))


HAZWOPER First Responder, Awareness Level

This one-day course meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) (6) (i). Individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release should take this course. Participants will receive training in hazard evaluation methods, emergency preparedness, and emergency response plan implementation techniques with the intent that they learn who, what and how to report on the incident.

HAZWOPER First Responder, Operations Level

This one-day course meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (q)(6)(ii). Individuals who will be part of the initial response to an incident should take this course. Participants will receive instruction in the defensive actions needed to protect nearby persons, property, and the environment.  Further the course will provide information to the responder on the extent of their own actions, and their role in the response, so that they can maintain their own safety.

HAZWOPER First Responder, Technician Level

This is a mandatory 24-hour course for those individuals who are required to respond to a hazardous materials incident. This course provides the training to offensively handle an incident involving hazardous materials. Students are taught to recognize and evaluate the hazardous material prior to initiating response actions. Emphasis is placed on using the proper personal protective equipment as well as techniques for measurement, containing, clean up, personal decontamination and disposal of the hazardous materials. Extensive practical exercises reinforce the learning objectives and require the students to operate within a unified command system.  This course meets the OSHA regulatory requirements under 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) (6) (iii).

HAZWOPER First Responder, OnScene Incident Commander

This 12-hour course is intended to introduce the incident command system and covers the regulatory requirements under 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) (6) (v). In addition to teaching the basic concepts, students put these concepts into effect conducting several tabletop exercises. The course culminates with students taking various command and staff positions and, in a table top exercise, responding to an incident.  Alternatively, this can be conducted as an actual drill on the ground to whatever extent the client prefers.  Students must have operations level training at a minimum and should be trained to the technician level.

HAZWOPER First Responder, Refresher

This one-day refresher provides the review of concepts and techniques required under 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) (8). The class culminates with a drill requiring participants to respond to an emergency spill including the donning of PPE, establishing and using Decon etc.

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