24-HOUR HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE WORKER CERTIFICATION

This three-day, 24-hour course addresses OSHA 29 CFR 1910. (3) (ii) and the basic training needs of individuals involved in waste management operations who either work on site only occasionally for specific, limited tasks and are unlikely to be exposed over permissible/published exposure limits or work regularly on a site in monitored and fully characterized areas where respirators have been determined as unnecessary and there are no indicated health hazards or the possibility of a developing emergency.

The course is presented in a combination lecture/discussion and tabletop practical exercise format.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and access site safety and health hazards.  
  • Implement work practices to minimize site hazards.  
  • Recognize properties and toxic effects of hazardous material and identify exposure guidelines.  
  • Identify the components of a medical surveillance program. 
  • Properly identify, select, use, and care for specialized chemical protective clothing.  
  • Plan for safe site operations and site emergencies.  
  • Select and use atmospheric monitoring equipment.  
  • Decontaminate personnel and equipment.  

Course grading is based on tabletop exercise participation and written examination.

Students satisfactorily completing the course will receive a Certificate of Completion and a letter indicating completion with OSHA 29 CFR 1910. (3) (ii) initial training requirements for their personnel files.

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