Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program will be presented online in webinar format.
The topics covered in the 40-Hour HAZWOPER course include chemical and physical hazard recognition, hazard controls, selection of personal protective equipment, air monitoring, respiratory protection, site control, decontamination, field-specific operations (drum handling, trenching and excavation, etc.), and an introduction to emergency response. Training includes PowerPoint instruction and live, instructor-led video of the use of personal protective equipment, monitoring, sampling, and decon practices. Each student will receive a course materials download link prior to the webinar and a certificate of completion following the training.
Individuals who are medically evaluated, present a physician’s written consent, and bring their personal respirator are entitled to receive a qualitative fit test free of charge (at our Folsom training facility only) or a quantitative fit test for an additional fee of $35 (also available at our Folsom training facility only). Given the circumstances, please contact NES to arrange an appointment for fit testing.
This course prepares students to perform hazardous waste remediation and cleanup operations safely and in compliance with the OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations Standard. This course is for employees involved in hazardous waste remediation activities (site workers) who are, or may be, exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards.
Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for individuals involved in hazardous waste remediation activities where potential exposure to regulated hazards exists.
Key Course Topics:
- Laws and regulations
- Chemical and reactive hazards
- Physical and biological hazards
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Hazard assessment
- Site control
- Medical emergencies
- Respiratory protection
- Air monitoring
- Emergency response overview
*NOTE: This training does not satisfy 29 CFR 1910.120(q) / 8 CCR 5192(q) emergency response training requirements; employees who would engage in emergency response operations must complete First Responder Operations, Hazardous Materials Technician, and/or Incident Commander training as determined by their anticipated level of response and operations responsibilities.