Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Refresher

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 The event started -163 days ago

8:00 AM 4:00 PM

Wilson Hall

Room 218

An unexpected release of hazardous substances, or a substantial threat of a hazardous substance release, can pose a significant health and safety risk to workers. Unexpected releases can be caused by operation failures and unrelated outside events (e.g., natural disasters, terrorism). Workers can encounter hazardous substances through waste dumped in the environment—a serious safety and health issue that continues to endanger life and environmental quality. Employers must adequately prepare emergency response and cleanup workers to clearly understand their role(s) in managing unexpected releases of hazardous substances, so that they can act quickly and respond in a safe manner during an emergency.

OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standards established health and safety requirements for employers engaged in these operations, as well as responses to emergencies involving releases of hazardous substances. HAZWOPER requires that employers follow specific work policies, practices, and procedures to protect their workers potentially exposed to hazardous substances. The standards provide employers with the information and training criteria necessary to ensure workplace health and safety during hazardous waste, emergency response, and cleanup operations involving hazardous substances. HAZWOPER aims to prevent and minimize the possibility of worker injury and illness resulting from potential exposures to hazardous substances.

Employees who have met their initial HAZWOPER training requirement must take an 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher course each year to refresh their safety knowledge. This refresher course is designed to meet the annual training requirement for hazardous waste operations and emergency response workers.

Lunch will be provided.

8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training Topics:

  • etecting Hazardous Materials
  • Toxicology
  • Respirators
  • Site Safety Planning
  • Decontamination
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Levels of Protection

Course Fee: $275

UAH Faculty/Staff $235

Non-UAH faculty/staff, click here to register. UAH faculty/staff, email  CPSprograms@uah.edu to register.


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301 Sparkman DriveHuntsville, AL 35899

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