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Kirkwood HAZWOPER 40 (Online)

Environmental Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Course Length

40 Hours

Course Description

Based on the same instruction concepts and designed for the same target audience as our HAZWOPER 40 course, this self-paced, online training is offered through our partnership with the Kirkwood Community College. The course is open-entry, open-exit, meaning that an individual can begin the course whenever they choose and complete the course at their own pace. The course consists of online text, exercises, self-grading quizzes, a final exam, and a requirement to attend hands-on training with an ATN instructor, in order to receive a certificate. Trainees will need to complete all lesson quizzes and lesson finals at 70% or above before taking the final exam. In addition, your final exam score must also be 70% or above. Trainees must complete all online instruction and successfully complete all quizzes and the final exam prior to attending the hands-on training with an ATN instructor.

Course Objectives

o provide the necessary environmental health and safety training required for a Certificate of Completion that will permit the student to go to work at any site requiring HAZWOPER training. This basic course provides the equivalent of 40 hours of classroom and performance-based training. It does not include the 24 hours of on-the-job training required at initial entry onto a waste site.

Course Outline

Topic 1 - Regulations Overview
Topic 2 - Site Characterization
Topic 3 - Health and Physical Hazards
Topic 4 - Hazard Recognition
Topic 5 - Radiation Hazards
Topic 6 - Respiratory Hazards
Topic 7 - PPE: Clothing/Ensembles
Topic 8 - PPE: Foot, Face, Hand
Topic 9 - Site Control
Topic 10 - Decontamination
Topic 11 - Medical Surveillance
Topic 12 - Air Monitoring
Topic 13 - Personal Sampling
Topic 14 - Material Sampling
Topic 15 - Safe Work Practices
Topic 16 - Health and Safety
Topic 17 - Emergency Procedures Hands-On Training with an ATN Instructor