This course provides awareness of potential hazards encountered at hazardous waste cleanup operations, as well as focusing on the purpose and limitations of safety equipment.
This course is designed to meet Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) requirements of [MS1] Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 (e) for employees responsible for hazardous waste cleanup operations.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
Course Attire/Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- For field exercise, participants must provide National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1971 compliant PPE that meets the Level 2 requirements in the ESTI Student Safety Manual. Any gear found to be unsafe or not NFPA compliant will not be allowed on the field. The PPE includes: safety glasses, gloves, hard hat, and safety-toed boots.
- Participants are required to participate in hands-on activities utilizing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and therefore must be clean shaven while attending class. Facial hair must not be present where the SCBA mask seal contacts the skin. Mustaches and normal sideburns are permitted.
- For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve / long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts).
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirements, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Due to the strenuous nature of class activities, you should secure a professional evaluation of your physical condition prior to enrolling in this course.
TopicsRegulatory overview+Hazard recognition and evaluation+Toxicology+Exposure guidelines+Personal protective equipment+Monitoring equipment+Sampling techniques+Field operations+Site safety plan+Standard operating procedures+Decontamination+Emergencies+Field exercises
Suggested AudienceAll employees working on site (such as, but not limited to, equipment operators, general laborers and others) exposed to hazardous substances, health hazards, or safety hazards and their supervisors and management responsible for the site.
Class Location and Travel Information
Classes are conducted at Brayton Fire Training Field
1595 Nuclear Science Rd
College Station, Texas
The Bryan-College Station Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local hotels.