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.
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
Types of safety, health, and other hazards that may be present on-site
Hazardous materials chemistry
Chemical protective clothing
Toxicology and medical surveillance, including recognition of symptoms and signs which might indicate overexposure to hazards
Confinement, containment & sorbents
DOT regulatory overview
Incident Command System/National Incident Management System (NIMS)
Air sampling and monitoring
Environmental sampling and monitoring
Practical skills exercises
Steel-toed shoes or boots
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
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