HazMat / HAZWOPER Training

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HAZWOPER Refresher Training (8 hrs)

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. The course is comprised of nine sections covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

Participant Requirements

  • Have completed either the 40 hour or 24 hour Hazwoper course

Course Topics

  • Read and understand OSHA regulations and requirements
  • Summarize Site Characterization
  • Understand the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures
  • Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers and reactive chemicals
  • Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE
  • Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of decontamination and methods
  • Understand the confined space permit system; be able to identify the main confined space atmospheric hazards, types of ventilation and gain an overall understanding of medical concerns associated with confined spaces
  • Understand the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and actions to personal safety and the safety of others

Requirements to Host Class:

  • Classroom with tables and AV equipment

*Provided by Huff Technical Training

24 Hour HAZWOPER Training

24-Hour HAZWOPER Training is designed for hazardous waste and emergency response workers who must satisfy their 24-hour HAZWOPER training requirement. The standards under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 (e) require employees to complete appropriate HAZWOPER training prior to entering or beginning work on an uncontrolled hazardous site.

Participant Requirements

  • No requirements

Course Topics

  • Fall Protection
  • Site Emergencies
  • Site Safety Planning
  • Decontamination
  • Confined Spaces
  • Levels of Protection
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Detecting Hazardous Materials
  • Respirators
  • Agencies and Regulations
  • Hazardous Communication
  • Toxicology
  • Types of Hazards

Requirements to Host Class:

  • Classroom with tables and AV equipment

*Provided by Huff Technical Training

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40 Hour HAZWOPER Training

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) - 40 Hour training is a 5-day advanced level course with site-specific requirements and information pertaining to hazardous waste sites and operations in accordance with the requirements for health and safety training in the OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120. This training prepares you to immediately apply your knowledge to the field, with extensive hands-on training and real-world examples from experienced instructors.

Participant Requirements

  • No requirements

Course Topics

  • Describe OSHA and HAZWOPER Regulation and other laws related to the HAZWOPER worker;
  • Describe the training requirements for HAZWOPER workers;
  • Explain the importance of an effective Health and Safety Program;
  • List the components of an effective Medical Surveillance Program;
  • Perform site characterization and control by identifying site hazards and implementing steps to minimize these hazards;
  • Recognize hazardous substances and research their hazards utilizing various reference sources;
  • Understand basic toxicology principles and how they relate to chemical exposure;
  • Select and utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the HAZWOPER worker;
  • Understand medical considerations of wearing Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC);
  • Understand decontamination methods and the principles of decontamination;
  • Understand the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances;
  • Understand the importance of emergency preparedness;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of confined spaces;
  • Understand the OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard;
  • Perform hazardous substance spill and containment techniques;
  • Describe various sampling methods and procedures; and
  • Understand the detection and monitoring tools available to the HAZWOPER worker.

Requirements to Host Class:

  • Classroom with tables and AV equipment

*Provided by Huff Technical Training

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Decontamination Education for Nuclear, Biological, Chemical

Decontamination Education for Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical (DECON) training courses provide the tools and skills necessary to maintain an effective level of decontamination operational ability. In the event of a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, or Nuclear (CBRN) incident; environmental catastrophe or industrial accidental on intentional release.

Participant Requirements

  • Hazard communication (4 or 8 hour training)
  • Hazwoper 24 hour training
  • Registration required 14 days prior to class date
  • Payment in full or arrangements made at time of registration

Course Topics

This course will provide responders advanced training beyond the Operations level who during the course of their duties, will rapidly assess and correctly recognize the hazards, its potential and take both defensive and offensive actions to mitigate and who can perform in a command and control role at scene of a hazardous material release and or events.

The goal of the Hazardous Materials courses is to impart specific information to first response personnel beyond the Operations level. Provide standardize information and basic training in specific areas of protective equipment, monitoring devices, decontamination, hazard risk, tank trucks, rail cars, from accidental or intentional release Attendees will explore the federal regulations and rules as established through OSHA, FEMA, EPA, and the State rules that apply to such a response

Requirements to Host Class:

  • Classroom, large enough to hold number of students to be taught
  • Practical application training area (large parking lot, large open area, or indoor training area)
  • Slide projector
  • Restroom facilities
  • Adequate parking

*Provided by Huff Technical Training

Emergency Response Awareness (4 hrs)

This is an awareness level class for individuals who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper authorities of the release. They will take no further action beyond notifying the authorities of the release. This 4 hour class is based on OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (q) (6) (i) requirements for the First Responder.

Participant Requirements

  • No requirements

Course Topics

  • What hazardous substances are
  • The risk associated with hazardous substances in an incident
  • Potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present
  • Recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency
  • Identifying the hazardous substance if possible
  • The role of the first responder awareness individual in the employer’s emergency response plan
  • Realizing the need for additional resources and making the appropriate notifications

Requirements to Host Class:

  • Classroom with tables and AV equipment

*Provided by Huff Technical Training

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Hazard Communication

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. This update will also help reduce trade barriers and result in productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle, store, and use hazardous chemicals while providing cost savings for American businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and labels for chemicals covered under the hazard communication standard.

Participant Requirements

  • No requirements

Course Topics

  • Identify the purpose of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS).
  • Identify the purpose and benefits of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).
  • Recognize common kinds of hazardous materials on the jobsite.
  • Interpret the labels and symbols used to identify hazardous materials.
  • Reference a Safety Data Sheet, also known as an SDS and formerly known as a Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS, and determine appropriate responses to real-world scenarios.
  • Identify the physical and health hazards presented by hazardous materials in the workplace.
  • Explain ways that employees and employers can prevent the adverse effects of hazardous materials in the workplace.

Requirements to Host Class:

  • Classroom with tables and AV equipment

*Provided by Huff Technical Training

Respiratory Protection

This training class is an overview of the general elements of an effective respiratory protection program to include the methods of selection, use, care, proper fit and medical clearance of respirators in the workplace. This class meets OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards.

Requirements to Host Class:

  • Classroom with tables and AV equipment

Participant Requirements

  • No requirements

*Provided by Huff Technical Training

Course Topics

  • Why you need to use the respirator;
  • What the respirator can and cannot do to protect you;
  • How to properly inspect, put on and take off, and use your respirator;
  • How to check the seal of your respirator (also called a "user seal check");
  • How to use the respirator effectively in emergency situations, including situations in which the respirator doesn't work properly;
  • How to recognize medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent you from using a respirator;
  • How improper fit, usage, or maintenance can reduce your respirator's ability to protect you;
  • What the procedures are for maintenance and storage of the respirator; and
  • What the requirements are for federal OSHA's or your State OSHA's Respiratory Protection Standards.

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