40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER)

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOPER)


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, selected dates for this program will be presented online in webinar format. Click here to view the webinar listing for this program.

Group discount pricing is available as follows:
3-5 participants: 5% discount
6-10 participants: 10% discount
11-15 participants: 15% discount
16-20 participants: 20% discount
21+ participants: contact NES at 1-800-NES-ADVISE (1-800-637-2384)

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Classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily with a break for lunch and additional short breaks at the instructor’s discretion.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, selected dates for this program will be presented online in webinar format. Click here to view the webinar listing for this program.

Applicable Regulations:
29 CFR 1910.120* and 8 CCR 5192*

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 classroom instruction and a field exercise incorporating the use of personal protective equipment, monitoring, sampling, and decon practices. Each student will receive a printed manual and a certificate of completion.

Individuals who are medically evaluated, present a physician’s written consent, and bring their personal respirator will receive a qualitative fit test free of charge. NES offers a quantitative fit test for an additional fee of $35 (available at our Folsom training facility only; this can be added to your order once you have placed this course in your cart).

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
  • Decontamination
  • 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 OperationsHazardous Materials Technician, and/or Incident Commander training as determined by their anticipated level of response and operations responsibilities.

Training Facilities:

NES, Inc.
1141 Sibley Street
Folsom, CA 95630

San Leandro
3055 Alvarado Street
San Leandro, CA 94577

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