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HAZWOPER Site Operations

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Overview

HAZWOPER Site Operations

Course Description

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard requires all employees, supervisors, and management working on hazardous waste sites to receive training before engaging in hazardous waste operations or spill response. You will end the week of training with two, full dress-out drills and corresponding debriefings. A mandatory examination is conducted before the end of the course and a special-numbered certificate is issued to those who successfully complete the course and pass the exam.

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Course Content


HAZWOPER OVERVIEW

CHEMISTRY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

TOXICOLOGY

BIOLOGICAL AGENTS

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT DISTRIBUTION

CONFINEMENT, CONTAINMENT, AND SORBENTS

DECONTAMINATION WALK-THROUGH

SCBAS AND ENCAPSULATED SUITS

PATCHING AND SPILL CONTAINMENT

DECONTAMINATION

DOT REQUIREMENTS

(ICS)/NIMS

ICS ORGANIZATIONAL EXERCISE

AIR SAMPLING AND MONITORING

ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLING

COMMUNICATIONS “DO’S AND DON'TS”

EXAMINATION

DRILL GROUND RULES AND PREPARATION

FACEPIECE DECON

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Requirements & Materials
Important Information

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

Materials

Required

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

Recommended

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

Provided

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

Special Discounts:
  • Register three or more people for your organization and receive a 10% group discount on all EST, HAZ, or OTI courses. Enter the code GROUP at checkout. Georgia Volunteer Fire Department members and Georgia Public Emergency Response personnel are eligible to receive a 25% discount on all HAZ courses. Enter the code HAZ25 at checkout. Review coupon instructions for more information.

     

Upcoming Sessions
APR 8, 2019 - APR 12, 2019
Register by APR 8, 2019
Smyrna, GA
$1,035

Items to purchase

Not Applicable

Format

Classroom

CRN

19099
OCT 7, 2019 - OCT 11, 2019
Register by OCT 7, 2019
Smyrna, GA
$1,035

Items to purchase

Not Applicable

Format

Classroom

CRN

19169
Previous Sessions
OCT 8, 2018 - OCT 12, 2018
Smyrna, GA
$1,035

CRN

18026
APR 9, 2018 - APR 13, 2018
Smyrna, GA
$1,035

CRN

18025
OCT 9, 2017 - OCT 13, 2017
Smyrna, GA
$1,035

CRN

17129
APR 10, 2017 - APR 14, 2017
Smyrna, GA
$1,035

CRN

17128
APR 11, 2016 - APR 15, 2016
Smyrna, GA
$1,035

CRN

16125

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for industrial emergency response teams; health and safety professionals; environmental technicians; hazardous-waste generators and transporters; treatment, storage, and disposal facility personnel; and educational, regulatory, and military units.

What You Will Learn

  • 29 CFR 1910.120
  • Site safety and health programs
  • Hazard communication
  • Hazardous materials chemistry
  • Respiratory protection
  • Chemical protective clothing
  • Toxicology and medical surveillance
  • Biological agents
  • Confinement, containment, and sorbents
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory overview
  • Incident Command System (ICS)/National Incident Management System (NIMS)

How You Will Benefit

  • Practice skills that are necessary for hazardous waste sites and hazmat emergency responses.
  • Suit up in protective equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and totally encapsulated chemical protective suits.
  • Taught by Experts in the Field
  • Grow Your Professional Network

The solid OSHA curriculum, fueled with hands-on training, and a strong professional network builds you for a successful safety career.

- Rodrigues "Rocky" Smith
Safety Manager

Frequently Asked Questions

Policies
Access (ADA)

The Georgia Tech Global Learning center is compliant under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Any individual who requires accommodation for participation in any course offered by GTPE should contact us prior to the start of the course.

Assessment

Courses that are part of certificate programs include a required assessment. Passing criteria is determined by the instructor and is provided to learners at the start of the course.

Attendance

CEUs are awarded to participants who attend a minimum of 80% of the scheduled class time.

Citizenship

Georgia Tech’s Office of Research Security and Compliance requires citizenship information be maintained for those participating in most GTPE courses. Citizenship information is obtained directly from the learner at the time of registration and is maintained in the Georgia Tech Student System.

Course Cancellations

GTPE reserves the right to substitute instructors, change course dates and locations, or cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen events. If GTPE cancels a course, participants will be notified via email or phone and will be given the option for a full refund or to transfer their registration and any fees paid to another course. It is the responsibility of the student to pay any difference in price, if applicable, when a transfer is made.  GTPE is not responsible for nonrefundable plane tickets, hotel and rental car deposits, nor any other expenses incurred.

Data Collection and Storage

Participants in GTPE courses are required to complete an online profile that meets the requirements of Georgia Tech Research Security. Information collected is maintained in the Georgia Tech Student System. The following data elements are considered directory information and are collected from each participant as part of the registration and profile setup process:

  • Full legal name
  • Email address
  • Shipping address
  • Company name

This data is not published in Georgia Tech’s online directory system and therefore is not currently available to the general public. GTPE data is not sold or provided to external entities.

Sensitive Data
The following data elements, if in the Georgia Tech Student Systems, are consider sensitive information and are only available to Georgia Tech employees with a business need-to-know:

  • Georgia Tech ID
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Religious preferences
  • Social security numbers
  • Registration information
  • Class schedules
  • Attendance records
  • Academic history
Inclement Weather

GTPE instructors and participants shall refer to the Georgia Tech website in the event of inclement weather. Please be advised that if campus is closed for any reasons, all classroom courses are also cancelled.

Program Completion

GTPE certificates of program completion consist of a prescribed number of required and elective courses offered and completed at Georgia Tech within a consecutive six-year period. Exceptions, such as requests for substitutions or credit for prior education, can be requested through the petition form. Exceptions cannot be guaranteed.

Refunds

Withdrawals
Classroom courses
To receive a full refund, you must submit a withdrawal request 10 or more business days prior to the course start date. Final course grade will be a W. 

Online courses
To receive a full refund, you must submit a withdrawal request prior to the course start date and have not previously accessed the course. Final course grad will be a W. 

Substitutions
Course substitutions are allowed if for the same course and requested two or more business days prior to the start of the course. All substitution requests must be submitted via the GTPE Substitution Form. Substitutions cannot be guaranteed for classified, restricted, or approval-required courses.

Transfers
Course transfers are allowed if requested 10 or more business days prior to the start of the course. All transfer requests must be submitted via the GTPE Transfer Form.

Smoking & Tobacco

Georgia Tech is a tobacco-free and smoke-free campus. The use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, all forms of smokeless tobacco, and any other smoking devices that use tobacco are strictly prohibited. There are no designated smoking areas on campus.

Special Discounts

Courses that are eligible for special discounts will be noted accordingly on the course page. Only one coupon code can be entered during the checkout process and cannot be redeemed after checkout is complete. If you have already registered and forgot to use your coupon code, you can request an eligible refund.

GTPE will cancel any transaction where a coupon was misused or ineligible. If you are unsure if you can use your coupon code, please check with the course administrator.

Group Registrations
How do I register my group?

There is no special process or form to register your group. All interested learners must create and manage their own individual profiles, accounts, and registrations.
 

  1. Complete a GTPE profile.
  2. Shop for a course.
  3. Add the course(s) to the cart.*
  4. Apply a group discount code (if applicable).
  5. Provide an accepted payment method to complete the order (credit card, third party credit card holder, or one accepted payment document).
     

*Carts will remain active for 14 days, but seats are not held until the transaction is complete.

How do I apply for a group discount?

Courses that offer group discounts will display the discount code on the course page. Your employees will use the code during the registration process and cart totals will adjust accordingly. Group discounts can only be used if three or more employees from the company attend the same course and only one coupon code can be use per shopping cart.

If you have already registered and forgot to use your coupon code, you can request an eligible refund.

What are the accepted payment documents if I am unable to pay by credit card?

Accepted payment documents must be uploaded during the registration process. They include:

  • A company purchase order (PO or SF182)
  • A letter of authorization on company letterhead
  • A corporate education application/voucher
What are the requirements for payment documents?
  • Name of company and physical address
  • Name of employee(s) approved for training
  • Document number (SF-182 documents: Section C, Box 4)
  • Billing address (SF-182 documents: Section C, Box 6)
  • Course title and course dates
  • Maximum disbursement amount (billing amount)
  • Expiration date (if applicable)
  • Authorized signature(s)
  • Payment terms less than or equal to net 30

The employee can print of a copy of their shopping cart to submit if required for payment documents. The cart will remain active for 14 days, but the seat will not held until registration and payment is complete.

Registrations cannot be processed without payment. If your employee is concerned about losing a seat in a class because of internal company processes, we suggest that they go ahead and register and pay with a personal or corporate credit card and seek reimbursement.

Who can I contact for assistance?

If you need assistance with your group registration or have questions on how to start the process, please feel free to contact us at 404-385-3501 or peregistration@gatech.edu.

Individual Registrations
Where are your courses held?

Most GTPE classroom courses are held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center (GLC). Any courses that are held elsewhere will be clearly marked on the course page. Get information on parking, directions, and transportation to the GLC.

Do you provide overnight guest rooms?

We do not provide overnight rooms. However, accommodations can be made at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, adjacent to us. Additional hotels can be found within walking distance. Get more information on accommodations.

What if I need to transfer to another course?

Learners may transfer to another course of equal or greater cost if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to the original course start date. The course to which one transfers must already be scheduled.

When should I register for a course?

We recommend you register for courses as early as possible. Session details will indicate when there is less than five reamining seats in a particular session.

 

How can I make updates to my contact information?

Updates to your company, address, email, phone, and passwords can be made directly on the GTPE website. Name changes and citizenship changes must be submitted to the GTPE Registrar’s Office.

How can I register for a course?
  1. Complete a GTPE profile.
  2. Shop for a course.
  3. Add the course(s) to the cart.*
  4. Apply a special discount code (if applicable).
  5. Provide an accepted payment method to complete the order (credit card, third party credit card holder, or one accepted payment document).
     

*Carts will remain active for 14 days, but seats are not held until the transaction is complete.

Do you accept walk-in registrations?

Walk-in registrations are accepted based on space availability but are not guaranteed for any courses.

Do you offer special discounts?

If available, discounts will display on the course page or will be automatically applied during the purchase process. Only one coupon code should be entered during the checkout process and will be validated by the system if applicable to items in your cart.

If you have already registered and forgot to use your coupon code, you can request an eligible refund.

What professional education programs are eligible for veteran education benefits?

The following GTPE programs are eligible for veteran education benefits:

View the GTPE veteran’s GI Bill benefits checklist for more information.

Do you have a program for senior citizens?

GTPE does not have a program for senior citizens. However, Georgia Tech offers a 62 or Older Program for Georgia residents who are 62 or older and are interested in taking for credit courses. This program does not pay for noncredit professional education courses. Visit the Georgia Tech Graduate Admissions page for more information.

What happens if my course is cancelled?

In the event of a cancellation, we will provide you with a full refund or transfer to an equivalent course.

Do I need a student visa to take a course?

Short courses (1-5 days) and conferences do not require a student visa. A B-2 Tourist Visa, along with a copy of your registration confirmation email and a copy of your completed web registration order page, should suffice.

If participation in a course is employment related, with immediate departure from the U.S., then a B-1 Temporary Business Visa will be required.

We encourage you to contact your U.S. Consulate or Embassy to determine visa eligibility. Full refunds will be provided to participants who are unable to obtain an entry visa and contact our office prior to the start of the course.

English as a Second Language students should contact the Language Institute for admission and visa requirements.

Do you provide letters of invitations or immigration documents for student visas?

We do not issue letters of invitation and cannot provide immigration documents for the issuance of a student visa. Full refunds will be provided to participants who are unable to obtain an entry visa and contact our office prior to the start of the course.

Who can I contact for assistance?

If you need assistance with your group registration or have questions on how to start the process, please feel free to contact us at 404-385-3501 or peregistration@gatech.edu.

Payments
What payment methods do you accept?

Full payment is due at time of registration. Accepted payment methods include:

  • Credit cards (and third party) or e-checks
  • Purchase orders (company and government)
  • WIOA vouchers*
  • International wire payments*
  • Georgia Tech PeopleSoft account (for Georgia Tech employees only)
  • Private loans*
  • GI Bill benefits (Eligible Atlanta campus courses only. Off-campus and online courses are not eligible for VA Benefits.)
  • Company checks*

* Requires document upload or transaction verification during the checkout process.

What information is needed for a purchase order?

Purchase order documents must include the following:

  • Name of company and physical address
  • Name of employee(s) approved for training
  • Document number (SF-182 documents: Section C, Box 4)
  • Billing address (SF-182 documents: Section C, Box 6)
  • Course title and course dates
  • Maximum disbursement amount (billing amount)
  • Expiration date (if applicable)
  • Authorized signature(s)
  • Payment terms less than or equal to net 30

Please do not include social security numbers on purchase order documents.

How do I pay with a company check?
  1. Make your check payable to “Georgia Institute of Technology” and include the order number and participant name on the face of the check.
  2. Choose “Company Purchase Order” as the payment method at checkout and upload a copy of your check to your order.
  3. Mail your check to:

Georgia Tech Professional Education
PO Box 93686
Atlanta, GA 30377-0686

When is a payment due for a course?

Full payment is due at the time of registration.

How do I make a payment?

General Public
Payment is due at the time of purchase. Invoice payments must adhere to the Board of Regent’s business terms of net 30.

Georgia Tech Employees
PeopleSoft payments are processed at the time of registration. Georgia Tech employees cannot use PCards for GTPE registration charges.

Are there additional fees for books, supplies, or materials?

Additional fees vary by course. Be sure to review the Requirements & Materials tab on the course page for more information.

My company has offered to pay for this course. Can you invoice them directly?

Yes. Here are the steps to receive an invoice:

  1. Complete a GTPE profile.
  2. Shop for a course.
  3. Add the course(s) to the cart.
  4. Print your cart and submit to your employer as the cost estimate.
  5. Return to your cart and proceed to checkout and payment.
  6. The GTPE Business Office will generate an invoice 10 days prior to the start of the course at which point you are no longer eligible to withdraw with fund. Your company must:
  • Abide by the Georgia Tech and Board of Regent’s business terms of net 30.
  • Pay the full balance of a Georgia Tech invoice (there are no discounts for payments made early or on time).
  • Pay the invoice if the employee fails to withdraw during the refund period and does not attend the course.
What is your policy for refunding a credit card payment?

Credit card refunds are processed to the original credit card. The credit card issuer is responsible for refund credit balances to the cardholder.

Do you offer payment plans?

We do not offer payment plans for any of our services, conferences, or courses. Payment must be made in full at time of purchase.

I’m interested in using Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds to attend a GTPE course. What do I need to do?
Will participants be issued a 1098-T tax form for courses taken at GTPE?

GTPE cannot issue 1098-T tax forms. If you have a payment history need for tax purposes, we are happy to provide you with receipts of payment. Please submit your requires to peregistration@gatech.edu. Be sure to include your full legal name and Georgia Tech ID which can be found within your GTPE profile.

Withdrawals, Substitutions, and Transfers
How do I withdrawal for a course?

Classroom courses
To receive a full refund, you must submit a withdrawal request 10 or more business days prior to the course start date. Final course grade will be a W.

Online courses
To receive a full refund, you must submit a withdrawal request prior to the course start date and have not previously accessed the course. Final course grad will be a W.

I can no longer attend a course. Can I send a substitute in my place?

Course substitutions are allowed if for the same course and requested two or more business days prior to the start of the course. All substitution requests must be submitted via the GTPE Substitution Form. Substitutions cannot be guaranteed for classified, restricted, or approval-required courses.

Can I transfer my registration to another course?

Course transfers are allowed if requested 10 or more business days prior to the start of the course. All transfer requests must be submitted via the GTPE Transfer Form.

Transcripts, Certificates, and Credits
Are your CEUs accredited?

GTPE’s use of CEU follows accepted criteria and guidelines established by the Georgia Board of Regents which follows international standards such as The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).

Do you provide transcripts or certificates for Professional Development Hours or Professional Development Units?

GTPE does not issue transcripts or certificates with Professional Develop Hours (PDH) or Professional Development Units (PDU), but the crosswalk here is provided for reference.

One CEU = 10 contact hours of instruction
One PDH = 1 contact hour of instruction (one CEU = 10 PDH)
One PDU = 1 contact hour of instruction (one CEU = 10 PDU)

Will I receive a course completion certificate?

Upon successful completion of most GTPE courses (80% minimum attendance and a passing grade in courses that require an assessment), you may receive a certificate indicating the number of CEUs earned. Certificate issuance exceptions include courses with outstanding credentialing entities (i.e. OSHA or PADI).

How do I request a transcript of my CEUs?

CEUs earned are recorded in the attendee’s name and will appear on a GTPE transcript. All transcripts must be requested by the attendee via the transcript request form. Requests are typically processed within three business days.

How do I petition for a program certificate audit?

For an audit of your transcript for progress toward completion of a certificate, please complete the transcript request form. GTPE courses do not provide academic or degree credit. Georgia Tech academic or degree credit is only available to matriculated students taking courses that meet degree requirements.

What requirements are required by my state and association?

For specific information on state licensing or credit requirements, please contact your state licensing board. If you are seeking certification through a professional association, please review the specific requirements with that association.

Occupational Safety and Health Program Information
I’m new to the safety field. What courses should I start with?

If you are interested in the Construction Industry, begin with OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry.

If you are interested in the General Industry, begin with OSHA 511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry.

Our safety and health professional certificate programs are the best combination of courses for your areas of interest. Each certificate has a unique set of course requirements.

What is the process to be approved for OSHA 500, 501, 502, or 503 courses?

1. Prepare the following required documents in a PDF format (uploaded during the approval process).

2. Create a new GTPE account or login to your existing GTPE account.

3. Search for OSHA 500, 501, 502, or 503.

4. Click on the Request approval button next to the section you wish to attend.

5. Follow the instructions on the approval form, upload required documents, and submit.
 

You will receive a notification email from the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center within 3-5 business days. If approved, you will be able to register and pay for the course by clicking on the link in the notification email (you must be logged into the GTPE website).

What Georgia Tech office can give me information about OSHA training regulations and policies?
Where do I find course requirements?

Requirements and approval instructions, if applicable, display on each course page under the Requirements & Materials tab.

I know there are courses that require a copy of the parts of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). How do I purchase the right code?

If it is required in order to take the course, you will be given the opportunity to add it as an item during the checkout process.  If purchased from Georgia Tech, our manual will be distributed during the check-in process on the first day of the course.

It is not required that you purchase the manual from Georgia Tech, so you can purchase it through other methods (U.S. Government Bookstore), but must have the manual with you on the first day of the course.

How do I know which courses require books?

Each course page has a Requirements & Materials section. All requirements for the course will be provided there.

Do I need to provide identification when I check in for an OSHA course?

A driver’s license is required in order to enter any OSHA classroom.

Will I get some sort of certificate when I complete an OSHA course?

Georgia Tech's OSHA Training Institute Education Center distributes OSHA and HAZ certificates by mail or on the last day of class.

GTPE Registrar's Office mails EST course completion documents after course grades are submitted.

Does Georgia Tech offer a degree in Occupational Safety and Health?

Yes. Georgia Tech offers a flexible Professional Master's in Occupational Safety and Health (PMOSH) that is tailored to working professionals who are ready to boost their careers and step into a leadership role within the OSH field.

Can Georgia Tech provide training for a group of employees from just my company?

Yes. GTPE can deliver established and customized training to your employees at your location, on your scheduled, and within your budget. Visit our Train At Your Location for more information.

These answers are very helpful, but I’d really like to talk to someone or submit a question I don’t see on this page. Can you provide me with contact information?

Website: www.oshainfo.gatech.edu
Phone:  404-407-7345
Contacts: oshainfo.gatech.edu/staff.html
Email: otiec@innovate.gatech.edu

Occupational Safety and Health Trainer Courses
Can I take the 10- or 30-hour courses at Georgia Tech?

No, these courses are not taught at Georgia Tech. You may contact the Georgia Tech OSHA Outreach Training Institute Education Center for a list of trainers in your area by calling 404-407-7345, select option 5, and leave a detailed voicemail message.

OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry and OSHA 511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry are designed for safety professionals and are prerequisites to become an authorized 10- or 30-hour trainer and should be considered a step above the OSHA 30-hour course.

How can I get information on my trainer card?
I’m a trainer and need to know how to get my student cards. Who do I talk to?
I’m a trainer and have some questions about teaching my courses. Who do I talk to?
I would like to be a Construction Industry Authorized Outreach Trainer. Where can I find information about this?

To become an authorized Construction Industry OSHA Outreach Trainer, you must take OSHA 500: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry. Prerequisites include:

  • Application approval from the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Office
  • Five years of construction safety experience (a college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area, may be substituted for two years of experience)
  • Completion of OSHA 510: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Construction Industry*

*The OSHA 510 course must have been taken within the last seven years.

Construction industry outreach trainers must take OSHA 502: Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers every four years to maintain their status as an outreach trainer.

I would like to be a General Industry Authorized Outreach Trainer. Where can I find information about this?

To become an authorized Construction Industry OSHA Outreach Trainer, you must take OSHA 501: Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry. Prerequisites include:

  • Application approval from the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Office
  • Five years of construction safety experience (a college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area, may be substituted for two years of experience)
  • Completion of OSHA 511: Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry*

*The OSHA 511 course must have been taken within the last seven years.

Construction industry outreach trainers must take OSHA 503: Update for General Industry Outreach Trainers every four years to maintain their status as an outreach trainer.

What Georgia Tech office can give me information about expiration rules for trainer cards?
Who reviews my request for permission to take a trainer course?

Registration permits are granted by the Georgia Tech OSHA Training Institute Education Center Office. Please contact them at 404-407-7345 for more details.

I understand there are required prerequisites and work experience for the trainer courses. How can I request an exception?

Exceptions for prerequisites and work experience cannot be granted.

Train at Your Location

We enable employers to provide specialized, on-location training on their own timetables. Our world-renowned experts can create unique content that meets your employees' specific needs. We also have the ability to deliver courses via web conferencing or on-demand online videos. For 15 or more students, it is more cost-effective for us to come to you.
  • Save Money
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Group Training
  • Customize Content
  • On-Site Training
  • Earn a Certificate

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