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The HAZWOPER Certification Training Program is an interactive program designed for those individuals who may respond defensively and offensively to a hazardous release. The program outlines the strategies and roles used to protect persons, property or the environment from the effects of a hazardous release. The necessary functions of containing a release from a safe distance, keeping it from spreading and preventing exposures are also part of the certification training.

Course Content

  • Introduction and overview of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120-Hazardous Materials
  • Standards and Incidents
  • Terminology and Definitions
  • Hazardous Materials Classes 1 – 9: – Properties and Characteristics
  • Toxicology: – Symptoms of Exposure and Related Illnesses
  • MSDS: – Review of MSDS for Hazardous Materials on site
  • Hazardous Materials Informational Resources
  • Chain of Custody – Hands-on in Class
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Chemical Protective Equipment – Levels of Protection
  • Contamination control/Site Zoning and Decontamination
  • Field Surveying Instruments – Monitors
  • Incident Site Entry
  • Respirators: Types and Usage
  • Emergency site evaluation
  • Site Entry Procedures
  • Decontamination

Target Group:

  • Safety Managers and Supervisors
  • Emergency response and rescue personnel