As a Refresher course this HAZWOPER 8 Hour training includes technical training to attendees who deal with Hazardous materials and waste in the workplace. Activities include site awareness, investigation, characterization and remediation operations on a construction site.
This course meets the OSHA and EPA requirements for refresher training with workers dealing with demolition, waste clean-ups and removal of hazardous materials. The training is geared to 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Also includes OSHA Hazcom Standard that requires;
- Evaluate hazards of produced or imported chemicals
- Inform hazards to employees
- Conduct Training
- Container labeling
- Hazardous substance survey forms
- Safety Data Sheets (formerly MSDS)
- “Employee Right to Know”
This course introduces management, containment and incident control of hazardous materials within the construction workplace. Topics include analysis and application of the Incident Command System from the discovery of a hazardous substance release to decontamination and termination procedures. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of hazardous materials workers. This course provides OSHA HAZWOPER refresher certification at the awareness level.
Upon completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:
- Select and use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for hazardous materials incidents.
- Apply basic hazard and risk assessment techniques.
- Understand basic hazardous materials terms and labeling conventions.
- Know how to read and understand an SDS
- Know how to evaluate risk
- Be able to use the ERG
- Formulate an emergency response plan.
- Identify unknown materials by using survey instruments.
- Implement an appropriate incident command system.
- Understand chemical, radiological and toxicological terminology and behavior.
- Implement decontamination procedures during hazardous waste operations.
- Respond to small chemical spills.
- How to communicate to First Responders of a HAZMAT incident.
Areas Covered in the Seminar:
29 CFR §1910.120(e)(2) requires that health and safety training ensure that employees are thoroughly familiar with the following information:
- Names of personnel and alternates responsible for site safety and health;
- Safety, health, and other hazards present onsite;
- Use of personal protective equipment;
- Work practices by which the employee can minimize risks from hazards;
- Safe use of engineering controls and equipment on the site;
- Medical surveillance techniques, and recognition of symptoms and signs that might indicate overexposure to hazards;
- An emergency response plan meeting the requirements for safe and effective responses to emergencies, including all necessary equipment;
- Confined space entry procedures;
- A spill containment program; and
- Decontamination procedures
- First Responder contacts
Our training will cover the following:
- Proper use of field equipment; and
- Employee rights and responsibilities.
- First Aid.
Who will Benefit:
This seminar is applicable to a broad spectrum of workers and professions: science, technology, engineering, medicine, toxicology, law, psychology, organizational management, loss prevention, QA/QC, construction, waste management, etc. Specifically, any individual who is likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release, as well as general employees with minimal contact and exposure on hazardous waste site.
- Workers involved in mandatory or voluntary clean-up operations
- Workers involved in corrective actions involving clean-up operations
- Workers involved in operations involving hazardous waste
- Workers involved in emergency response operations
- Hospital First Responders
- Utility Workers who perform duties at a hazardous waste site
- On-Site Supervisors