40 Hour HAZWOPER – General Site Worker / 028
This course is also known as the OSHA General Site Worker. It meets the requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for workers at hazardous waste sites. It is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, safety and health plans, hazardous chemicals, safety hazards, air monitoring, medical surveillance, site control, decontamination, personal protective equipment, and respiratory equipment.
Individuals involved in the following occupations typically require this certification: Removal or handling of underground tanks and/or piping, contaminated soil and/or groundwater, subsurface investigations, construction work in which hazardous materials may potentially be present, encountered, prepared, packaged, labeled, marked, stored, shipped for disposal, and for any facility wherein hazardous wastes are treated, stored, or disposed. Personnel who are involved in the above disciplines are required to have initial and recurrent training.
At the conclusion of the course, students will:
- Understand how hazardous materials are handled, identified, and human responses to exposure
- Learn the importance of the Health and Safety Plan (HSP)
- Incorporate knowledge of what to do in case of site emergencies
- Use appropriate safety methods and work practice controls
- Recognize signs and labels that are used to alert personnel of danger involving hazardous material
- Receive certification for HAZWOPER training under 29 CFR 1910.120
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
- 40 Clock Hours – in person at our Anchorage Office
- Monday – Thursday, beginning at 8 am daily.