Examines site maps; work zones, controlled access points, and boundaries; the buddy system; site and emergency communication; accessing medical assistance; and safe work practices.
Addresses the site evaluation process, health and safety risks, PPE for initial site entry, pre-entry information, types of monitoring, and risk identification and employee notification.
Addresses the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard; the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA); the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and other regulations pertinent to HAZWOPER; and the future of worker health and safety regulations.
Examines the physical properties of toxic substances, toxicity, hazards and hazard factors, local and systemic health effects, and measuring and monitoring exposures.
Informs learners who are exposed, or potentially exposed, to hazardous substances how to identify hazardous materials in transit and in the workplace. The course covers various containers, labeling and safety data sheets in addition to basic descriptions and examples of hazardous materials.
Addresses the difference between an incidental release and one that requires an emergency response; rescue/response actions, including sequence; the National Response System; and Incident Command.
Defines decontamination and discusses decontamination procedures that are required elements of a HAZWOPER site-specific safety and health plan. It also discusses decontamination plans, methods, areas, and monitoring. Emergency decontamination is also addressed for equipment and PPE.
Addresses the purposes and components of site safety and health programs, site-specific safety and health plans, safety and health training programs, and medical surveillance programs.
Defines a site-specific safety and health plan, lists its elements, and discusses site-specific safety and health plan tools.
Explains the importance of HAZWOPER training and identifies training recipients and levels. This course also lists training requirements for emergency responders and workers at cleanup sites and treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
Addresses when to conduct air monitoring and detection, types and limitations of direct-reading instruments, monitoring for IDLH conditions, laboratory analysis of samples, monitoring of high-risk employees at hazardous waste sites, and personal air sampling methods.
Defines sampling and analysis and also addresses personal sampling, environmental sampling techniques, drum sampling techniques, wipe sampling, bulk sampling, and analytical methods and laboratories.
Discusses the health and physical hazards that chemicals pose. Toxicity, route of exposure, dose, duration, sensitivity, reaction, and interaction are examined as well as ways to reduce exposure to chemicals.
Defines physical hazards and also addresses noise, heat stress, cold stress, ionizing radiation, vibration, certain chemicals, and slips, trips, and falls.
Addresses PPE programs; respiratory protection programs; types of respirators; respirator selection, use, maintenance, and storage; chemical protective clothing selection, use, maintenance, and storage; EPA levels of protection; and PPE uses and hazards.
Addresses the purposes and components of a medical surveillance program and pre-employment screening. Periodic medical screening is also addressed.
Explores confined space entry, including confined space examples, hazards, permit-required confined spaces, hazard controls, training requirements, assigned personnel duties, employer’s responsibilities, entry permits, and safe entry.
Addresses accuracy of information, the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), downstream flow of information, Safety Data Sheet (SDS), hazard communication program, hazard communication changes, and other information sources.
Examines the elements of a spill containment program and new spill containment technologies.
Provides general awareness about first aid. Course topics include techniques and supplies used to administer first aid and types of care provided as the result of common hazardous waste site accidents. This course is not a first aid certification course.
Addresses energy control programs, the purposes of lockout/tagout procedures, energy sources and their control, lockout/tagout procedure steps, steps for reactivating equipment, differences between lockout and tagout, effective lockout and tagout devices, training requirements, and tag limitations.
Examines the origins of the HAZWOPER emergency response plan, emergency action vs. emergency response plans, elements of emergency action and emergency response plans, how to handle an emergency response, and the Incident Command System.
Addresses drum and container inspection, handling, opening, and sampling; characterization, staging, and bulking; shipping and transport; and entering tanks and vaults.