Hazardous Waste Worker

The Hazardous Waste Worker program prepares trainees to work safely and productively on hazardous waste remediation projects. The program meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Training is mandatory for all workers conducting hazardous waste remediation activities on all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Priorities Listed (NPL) hazardous waste sites as well as all state, local, county, city, public, and private hazardous waste sites. Emphasis is placed on the health effects and environmental hazards of a Hazardous Work site.  Students will experience hands on training by “suiting up” in various levels of protective gear while performing decontamination, removal, and safety procedures at a “mock site”. Students must be able to complete a 40-hour course and test. Yearly updating refreshers are available.

* An Annual Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher is required to maintain this certification.

Topics Covered

Hazard Recognition on Hazardous Waste Sites
Hazard Communication
Hazardous Waste Health Effects
Personal Protective Equipment
Decontamination for Hazardous Waste Workers
Site Safety and Health Plan for Hazardous Waste Sites
Material Handling and Sampling at Hazardous Waste Sites
Workplace Monitoring
Confined Space Awareness
Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technology
Legal Rights of Workers
Superfund and Community Relations