Course: Hazardous Waste Operations and Response (HAZWOPER) 40-Hour

Prerequisite: None

Description: This course, required by State and Federal OSHA, is designed for workers who perform operations that involve the cleanup, treatment or disposal of hazardous waste; or perform emergency response activities where hazardous materials and/or waste are present. Material will be presented through the use of lecture, videos, discussion and class exercises.

Required Topics

  • Introduction to HAZWOPER
  • Regulatory Overview

-          OSHA

-          EPA

-          RCRA

-          CERCLA

-          SARA

-          DOT

-          TSCA

  • Heath and Safety Programs
  • Chemistry
  • Toxicology
  • Hazardous Materials Recognition and References
  • Site Characterization and Control
  • Overview of OSHA
  • Hazard Communication Programs
  • Review of NIOSH Pocket Guide (ERG)
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Gas Detection and Sampling Methods
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Fire Protection
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Principals of Safety and General Safety Requirements
  • Containers and Sampling / Drum Handling
  • Planning and Organization

-          Work plan

-          Health and Safety Plan

-          Contingency Plan

  • Site Emergencies
  • Field Exercises (PPE and Site Simulation)

Optional Topics

  • Respirator Fit Testing

A final written exam will be given to ensure understanding by the student. A passing score of 70% must be obtained to receive credit.

Documentation: A Certificate of Completion and wallet card will be provided to the student upon successful completion.

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