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Environmental Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Course Length

24 Hours

Max Attendees


Course Description

This course meets the requirements of 29 CFR part 1910.120 by providing basic training for persons who respond to spills. Individuals trained to the technician level respond to the incident to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release of the hazardous substance. Training at this level includes implementing the employer’s emergency response plan, hazard and risk assessment techniques, basic chemical/toxicology terminology, behavior selection, use of proper personal protective equipment/respirators, containment and confinement operations, and decontamination-termination procedures.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Safely assess and respond to chemical spills and other emergencies, both onsite and offsite.
  2. Understand hazardous chemical characteristics.
  3. Perform medical surveillance.
  4. Perform site characterizations.
  5. Assume the role of incident commander and implement incident command.
  6. Understand personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, limitations, and how to properly don and doff PPE.
  7. Understand confined spaces and hazards associated with them.
  8. Understand and execute decontamination protocols.
  9. Understand and execute hazardous materials control measures and proper spill control and techniques.

Course Outline

  1. HAZWOPER Introduction
  2. Chemical Overview
  3. Hazard Communication
  4. Hazard Recognition/Behavior
  5. Medical Surveillance
  6. Site Characterization
  7. Incident Command System
  8. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  9. Confined Space Entry
  10. Decontamination
  11. Hazardous Material Control
  12. Spill Control and Techniques
  13. Hands-on Exercises and Emergency Response Scenario
  14. Review and Exam