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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training

40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOP)

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The topics covered in the 40–hr HAZWOP course include chemical and physical hazard recognition, hazard controls, selection of personal protective equipment, air monitoring, respiratory protection, site control, decontamination, field–specific operations (drum handling, trenching and excavation, etc.) and an introduction to emergency response. Training includes classroom instruction and a field exercise utilizing the use of personal protection equipment, monitoring, sampling and decon practices covered in the training program. Each student will receive a printed copy of the PowerPoint presentation, and a CD containing the course manual. Individuals who are medically evaluated and present a physician’s written consent and bring their personal respirator, will receive a qualitative fit test free of charge. NES offers a quantitative fit test for an additional fee of $35.

24-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOP)

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This course is for occasional waste–site workers working at fully characterized and monitored sites where exposure above established thresholds is not expected and air monitoring or use of respirators is not required.

16-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOP) Supplemental

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Earn a 40–hr Certificate! This course supplements the 24–hr HAZWOP course to fulfill the 40–hr HAZWOP training standard. This course is for individuals who become general site workers or who are required to wear respirators at hazardous work sites.

Supervisors of Hazardous Waste Workers

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This course is required for individuals who supervise or manage hazardous waste site workers and hazardous waste site operations. This course satisfies the 8–hrs of specialized training required by 29 CFR 1910.120 and 8 CCR 5192 for supervisors of hazardous waste workers. On–site supervisors and workers must first complete either the 40–hr or 24–hr HAZWOP course, depending on site conditions.

8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations (HAZWOP) Refresher

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Stay in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120 and 8 CCR 5192 with this annual refresher course. This 8–hr course provides a refreshing and fun alternative for maintaining proficiency.

Emergency Response Hazardous Materials Technician

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This 3-day course is for workers who under 29 CFR 1910.120(q) stop chemical releases at their facility. Training covers planning and executing emergency response actions and includes an emergency response overview, initial incident procedures, emergency response operations, incident safety, scene assessment, response hazards, principles of personal safety, and information on response agencies.

Emergency Response First Responder Operations

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This 8–hr course focuses on defensive techniques used to contain and control a chemical release. Course meets 29 CFR 1910.120(q) and 8 CCR 5192(q) training requirements for First Responders at the Operations level. Training will include basic hazard and risk assessment techniques, Personal Protective Equipment, basic hazardous materials terms, basic defensive measures, and basic decontamination. Students will receive a printed copy of the PowerPoint presentation, and a CD of the course manual.

Emergency Response Annual Refresher

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This course provides an annual refresher for Emergency Responders required under 29 CFR 1910.120(q) & 8 CCR 5192(q) regulations. Course topics include chemical and physical hazards review, personal protective equipment (PPE) field safety, response actions, reporting requirements, and chemical handling. Emphasis is placed on problem solving, field operations safety, decision–making, and incident logistics. Each student will receive a printed copy of the PowerPoint presentation, and a CD of the course manual.

Incident Command

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This course introduces students to the Incident Command System, scene operations, agency logistics, principles of leadership, California SEMS, incident priorities, and field decision making. To attend this course, competency in the 24–hr Emergency Response HazMat Technician is required. Students will receive a printed copy of the PowerPoint presentation, and a CD of the course manual.

Hazardous Communication

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OSHA has modified the Hazard communication Standard (HCS) to adopt the GHS of classifying and labeling of chemicals. The GHS provides a standardized approach for determining hazards presented by a chemical and standardized labeling. The GHS format of SDS will also allow workers to access the information more efficiently and effectively. OSHA has identified phase-in dates for the revised HCS, the first of which is employee training on the new labeling and SDS format to be provided by employers by December 1, 2013.

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