40 MESH Hours (Manager of Environmental Health and Safety)
40 PDHs (Professional Development Hours for Engineers)
About This Course:
If your responsibilities require you to work within a hazardous waste site, OSHA requires you to be familiar with methods and procedures to protect yourself and others from the safety and health risks of hazardous materials. This course provides an opportunity for hands-on skills development and is designed to meet OSHA’s training requirements for the HAZWOPER standard — 29 CFR 1910.120 paragraphs (b) through (o) for hazardous waste site workers.
This event is designed for environmental contractors and consultants, regulatory agency personnel, private-sector project managers routinely involved in the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites or voluntary clean-up sites.
Please note that this course is designed for hazardous waste site workers and NOT for emergency response personnel.
- Identify and practice methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazardous substances
- Identify concepts, principles, and guidelines to properly protect personnel and the surrounding environment
- Select and use appropriate protective equipment including respirators, protective suits, boots and gloves
- Overview of environmental laws and regulations
- Hazard awareness, recognition, and identification
- Site safety and control
- Work plans and safety & health plans
- Medical monitoring
- Personal protective equipment selection, care, and use
- Monitoring and sampling equipment
- Confinement, control, and cleanup
- Decontamination procedures
- Incident command
- Emergency response planning
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.