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If your job duties require that you help with the clean-up of a hazardous waste site, chemical spill, natural disaster or even a drug lab you and your employees are required to complete OSHA HAZWOPER training, pass an exam and earn a certification. You’ll need to complete an initial round of training before you can work in an environment that includes hazardous materials or waste or complete your introductory training within a set time period after you’re hired.

Hazmat School’s course meets the competencies outlined in the OSHA regulation. After completion, students will have a complete fundamental understanding of safety and health hazards pertaining to hazardous waste. This includes safe work practices and procedures for hazardous waste operations. Following this 24-Hour HAZWOPER course, students should be able to:

Meet the requirements for certification of 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (e) or other applicable state regulations for certification to the 24-hour Occasional Site Worker level.
Understand the various training regulations relating to hazardous materials handling and response. Know which activities can be performed at what level of certification.
Demonstrate knowledge of the types of hazardous materials and the various hazards and risks associated with them.
Demonstrate knowledge of the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body.
Demonstrate an understanding of the health effects that hazardous materials can have on the body.
Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used in describing hazardous materials including vapor density, specific gravity, miscibility/solubility, carcinogen, teratogen, mutagen, pH, PPM, TLV, IDLH, flammable/explosive range, combustible, flammable, flash point, and ignition temperature.
Demonstrate an understanding of the primary identification systems including the Department of Transportation (DOT) system, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704 system, and Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS).
Understand the need for personal protective equipment when using hazardous materials.
Identify the levels of protective clothing used in hazardous waste operations.
Demonstrate an understanding of the need for respiratory equipment and of the advantages and disadvantages to the types of respiratory equipment.
Review work practices that can be used to minimize the risks commonly found at waste sites.
Review the safe use of engineering controls in the elimination and control of hazards.
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of decontamination and of the types of decontamination practices commonly used at waste site activities.
List the hazards of confined space operations and the types of procedures to minimize them.
Review activities related to containment of spills to minimize their effects on personnel and the environment.

This course takes about 24-hour to complete but you can come and go as you need and will have 90 days to complete the course. Once you pass the course you will receive your certificate at any time.

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