24 MESH Hours (Manager of Environmental Health and Safety)
24 PDHs (Professional Development Hours for Engineers)
About This Course:
This course meets the training requirements of OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard — 29 CFR 1910.120 paragraphs (b) through (o). If your job requires you to enter hazardous waste sites, then you need to be prepared to protect yourself. This course will increase your understanding of health and safety plans, protective equipment, and many other aspects of working around hazardous waste.
Personnel who may need to enter a hazardous waste site, including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites or voluntary cleanup sites, where minimum exposure levels are expected.
Participation will allow employees, contractors, consultants, regulatory agency personnel, private-sector project managers and others to fulfill OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (b)-(o) training requirements.
Please note that this course is designed for hazardous waste site workers and NOT for emergency response personnel. This course DOES NOT meet the requirements of 24-hour Hazardous Material Technician Level for emergency response per 29 CFR 1910.120 paragraph (q).
- Learn extensively about site work plans, safety & health plans, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment and monitoring
- Be familiar with employee rights and responsibilities under OSHA
- Be able to work safely around hazardous materials and wastes
- Overview of environmental laws and regulations
- Work plans and safety & health plans
- Hazard awareness, recognition, and identification
- Personal protective equipment selection, care, and use
- Medical monitoring
- Monitoring and sampling equipment
- Decontamination procedures
Participants should be dressed comfortably for outdoors and wear closed-toe shoes. This course involves the use of respirators and chemical protective clothing, which may be stressful to certain individuals. Participation in these exercises is not required, but attendance is mandatory. If you are not currently participating in a medical surveillance program, you should consult your physician before participating in this course.