Length: Five Days

Course Description:

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances – including hazardous waste – and who are engaged in one of the following operations:

Clean-up operations (whether required or voluntary) that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.

Corrective actions involving clean-up operations covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.)

Operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities

Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard.

Successful Participants will receive a certificate and laminated card issued by MC & EC.

Course Outline:

Introduction and Overview
General Safety Hazards
Confined Space Entry
Work Practices to Minimize Risks from Hazards

Emergency Response Plans and First Aid
Hazardous Waste vs Solid Waste
Spill Containment
The Hazard Communication Standard
Medical Surveillance Program

Health Hazard Monitoring Techniques
Personal protective Equipment
Decontamination Techniques

Employees Rights and Responsibilities
Reference Sources
Hazardous Waste Management
Hazardous Materials Labeling and Identification

Exercise scenarios #1- 5