HAZWOPER Site Operations

Course Description

The OSHA HAZWOPER standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, requires all employees, supervisors and management working on hazardous waste sites or hazardous material spills who may be exposed to hazardous materials, health hazards, or safety hazards to receive training before engaging in hazardous waste operations or spill response. General Site Workers must receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off-site and a minimum of 24 hours of actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor. Hazmat Technicians offensively respond to releases of hazardous materials and require similar training in time and grade.

Suit up in protective equipment, including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and totally encapsulated chemical protective suits, and practice skills emphasizing a variety of skills necessary on hazardous waste sites and hazmat emergency responses. End the week with two, full dress-out drills and corresponding debriefings.

A mandatory examination is conducted before the end of the course. A special-numbered certificate is issued to those who successfully complete the course and pass the exam.

Course ID: HAZ 1004P
Course Format: Classroom

Important Course Information

This course requires medical clearance. Please complete the Medical Form.

Available Classroom Sections

Start Date End Date Registration Deadline Format Location Cost CRN
Section Details Oct 8, 2018 Oct 12, 2018 Monday, October 8, 2018 - 23:59 Classroom Smyrna, Georgia $1,035 18026
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14078 Oct 13, 2014 Oct 17, 2014 Classroom Smyrna, Georgia $940
15018 Apr 13, 2015 Apr 17, 2015 Classroom Smyrna, Georgia $1,035
15017 Oct 12, 2015 Oct 16, 2015 Classroom Smyrna, Georgia $1,035
16125 Apr 11, 2016 Apr 15, 2016 Classroom Smyrna, Georgia $1,035
17128 Apr 10, 2017 Apr 14, 2017 Classroom Smyrna, Georgia $1,035
17129 Oct 9, 2017 Oct 13, 2017 Classroom Smyrna, Georgia $1,035
18025 Apr 9, 2018 Apr 13, 2018 Classroom Smyrna, Georgia $1,035

Special Discounts

There are discounts available for this course. Please use one of the coupon codes below at checkout. Note: Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Groups: Groups of three or more from the same company can receive 10% off any OSHA, EST, or HAZ course – Use coupon code GROUP

Georgia Tech Employees: Georgia Tech employees receive 50% off any OSHA, EST, or HAZ course – Use coupon code GT-50

Georgia Volunteer Fire Department Members and Georgia Public Emergency Response Personnel: Fire departments, law enforcement, emergency management agencies, and emergency medical services receive 25% on any hazardous materials (HAZ only) courses – Use coupon code HAZ25

Who Should Attend

Industrial emergency response teams, health and safety professionals, environmental technicians, hazardous-waste generators and transporters, TSD facility personnel, educational, regulatory, and military units


  • Regulatory overview of 29 CFR 1910.120 and the corresponding training requirements
  • Site safety and health programs
  • Hazard communication
  • Types of safety, health, and other hazards that may be present on-site
  • Hazardous materials chemistry
  • Respiratory protection
  • Chemical protective clothing
  • Toxicology and medical surveillance, including recognition of symptoms and signs which might indicate overexposure to hazards
  • Biological agents
  • Confinement, containment & sorbents
  • Decontamination
  • DOT regulatory overview
  • Incident Command System/National Incident Management System (NIMS)
  • Air sampling and monitoring
  • Environmental sampling and monitoring
  • Practical skills exercises
  • Response drills



  • Steel-toed shoes or boots
  • Hard hat
  • Safety glasses


  • SCBAs (cylinder refills available for 2216 and 4500 psi)
  • Seasonally appropriate clothing


  • Shower facilities available at course site. Participants will need to provide their own towels and toiletries

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Kevin Kamperman