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Hazardous Waste Site Refresher for Workers

One-Day (8-hour) Safety Seminar
Course 13

This eight-hour refresher course was designed for management, technical and field personnel who work at hazardous waste sites and have already completed a basic 40 hour course. It is intended to serve as a brief review of the basic hazards and safeguards associated with work at hazardous waste sites and cleanup operations.

The training program will involve a pre-test, classroom instruction, demonstrations and practice sessions and it is intended to satisfy the current OSHA training requirements for 8 hours of annual refresher training as outlined in 29 CFR Part 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the hazards associated with hazardous waste sites
  • Select and use the necessary personal protective equipment including gloves, boots, chemical resistant suits and respiratory protection
  • Review a site specific safety plan and incorporate its requirements into their daily work activities
  • Select and use portable fire extinguishers
  • Use portable gas testing equipment to detect the presence of flammable gases and vapors, oxygen deficient atmospheres and toxic substances
  • Render basic first aid and CPR
  • Implement site emergency reporting and response procedures