Toxic chemicals emergency rescue people
Introduction
HAZWOPER 40-hour is required for employees who perform activities that are exposed or could potentially be exposed to hazardous substances.

This course is precisely designed for employees who are involved in clean-up process, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste spills. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safe work practices and the regulatory requirements set by OSHA and EPA. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.

Trainees must have additional hands-on training in the donning, doffing, and use of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for their jobsite in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.

Workers must complete 40 hours of initial training and at least three days of supervised field experience before they are permitted to enter the work site.

The course meets the standard requirement of 40 hours of initial training. The required 8 hours of hands-on training can be completed by a qualified instructor. The three day’s field experience under a trained, experienced supervisor, manager, or team lead is the responsibility of the student’s employer.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
• Understand the purpose of OSHA and EPA’s regulatory requirements
• Use Site Characterization to establish problems that may exist in your workplace and measures that can be implemented to eliminate hazards
• Identify hazardous materials in the workplace and the possible methods, symptoms and preventative measures of exposure
• Encourage the use of Safety Data sheets (SDS) to identify and properly handle hazardous materials
• Familiarize employee with the use of the latest revision of the Emergency Response Guide book
• Familiarize employee with materials, compounds and mixtures that may present flammable, explosive, chemical or radiological hazards
• Highlight the importance of personal protective equipment and its limitations
• Establish an effective Site Control Program to reduce the risk of exposure to only those working in the hazardous work zone
• Implement emergency procedures for treating workers in the event of hazardous exposure

Hazwoper 40 hours
Course Overview
This course is designed to train delegates who will assume control of the incident scene beyond the first responder level. Upon completion of this course, the delegate will be able to implement his/her employer’s incident command system and emergency response plan to assist in incident management.

Duration
40 hours

Prerequisites
None

Target Audience
Individuals who will assume control of the incident scene beyond the first responder level.

Certification & Revalidation
A written exam is administered to evaluate student retention of information. Successful candidates will receive a certificate upon completion. Revalidation is required as per industry demand
Course Content
• Regulatory requirements
• Introduction to Hazwoper
• Hazard recognition
• Physical Hazards
• Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Waste Management
• Respiratory protection
• Monitoring and Detection instruments
• Toxicology
• Chemical safety
• HAZMAT incidents
• Onsite safety considerations
• Site safety & health plan
• Control and containment
• Decontamination procedures
• Hazardous materials spill cleanup
• Emergency response

Venue
Held at the Houston Training Center

Items to Bring
Photographic ID
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