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40 Hr Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

The National Spill Control School

A Five Day Seminar

Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and adjourns at 5:00 p.m. each day.

The Course
This training course has been designed to fulfill the non-site specific offsite HAZWOPER training requirements for personnel working on CERCLA sites, major corrective actions at RCRA sites, and for all other personnel requiring training in accordance with OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.120.

Upon successful completion of the course, each student will receive a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion and a wallet card from the National Spill Control School, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Those persons attending the 40-Hour course who are unable to complete field exercises in SCBA and Level A dress-out will be awarded a 40-Hour Certificate.

Classroom/Field Topics
Effects of Exposure to Hazardous Materials
Safe Operating Procedures
Levels of Protection
Hazard Assessment
Emergency Response
Sampling Procedures-water, soil & drums
Documentation and Chain of Custody
Site Control
Safe Equipment Operation
Respiratory Protection
Air Monitoring
Decontamination
Shock Sensitive Wastes
Spill Containment and Site Clean-Up Methods
General and Site Specific Hazards
Overview of OSHA/RCRA Regulations
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120
Incident Command System (NIMS)
Emergency First Aid
Hazard Communication 29 CFR 1910.120
Principles of Toxicology
Industrial Hygiene
Static Electricity
Respiratory Equipment Maintenance
Chemical Protective Clothing
Heat Stress and Hypothermia
Confined Space Entry
Drum Handling
Site Safety and Health Plan
Employee/Employer Rights & Responsibilities
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure

Field Exercises

Students will be actively involved in all of
these exercises, including a Level A Dress
out and Mock “Spill Response” on the last
day of class.
Demonstration of the Properties of Hazardous Chemicals
Fitting / Wearing of SCBA's
Fit Tests for Air Purifying Respirators
Level A Dressout
Decontamination
Permeation Experiment
Drum Repair
Refilling Air Bottles
Air Sampling
Mystery Drum/Sampling
Initial Site Assessment
Use of Overpack Drums
Demonstration of Cleanup Materials

Additional Information
An examination will be given the last day of the course.

Seminar Fee
$1,150 - Prepaid
Includes reference text and other course materials. For special government/industry group rates, contact the National Spill Control School at (361) 825-3333.

E-mail: nscs@tamucc.edu