The course provides participants an opportunity to learn basic skills and knowledge about protecting the health and safety of personnel working with hazardous wastes and hazardous waste site work. Recognition and control of hazards at the site are presented through illustrated lectures and small group activities. The intended audience for this course includes Hazardous waste site workers, supervisors, consultants, engineers, regulators, municipal and corporate officials, environmental technology students, and other personnel required to have 40-hour initial training in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Safely assess and respond to chemical spills and other emergencies, both onsite and offsite.
- Understand hazardous chemical characteristics.
- Perform site characterizations.
- Understand toxicology.
- Perform hazard recognition techniques.
- Perform medical surveillance.
- Perform site control.
- Perform air monitoring protocols.
- Perform personal and material sampling.
- Assume the role of incident commander and implement incident command.
- Understand personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements, limitations, and how to properly don and doff PPE.
- Understand confined spaces and hazards associated with them.
- Understand and execute decontamination protocols.
- Understand and execute hazardous materials control measures and proper spill control and techniques.
- Understand and execute emergency evacuation procedures.
- Regulations Overview
- Site Characterization
- Hazard Recognition
- Radiation Hazards
- Respiratory Protection
- PPE: Clothing/Ensembles
- PPE: Foot, Face Hand
- Site Control
- Medical Surveillance
- Air Monitoring
- Personal Sampling
- Material Sampling
- Safe Work Practices
- Confined Space
- Emergency Procedures
- Emergency Response Hands-On Simulations