06-22-2020 - HAZWOPER Initial - 40 Hours - Duquesne, PA

Training Provider: Professional Training Associates, Inc

Dates: MO Jun 22, TU Jun 23, WE Jun 24, TH Jun 25 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Duquesne, PA

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Why Should You Take This HAZWOPER Initial - 40 Hour Course?

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) - 40 Hour training is a 5-day advanced level course with site-specific requirements and information pertaining to hazardous waste sites and operations in accordance with the requirements for health and safety training in the OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120. 


The HAZWOPER Standard covers five (5) specific areas of operations, including:

  • Clean-up operations required by a governmental body, involving hazardous substances at an uncontrolled/abandoned hazardous waste site
  • Corrective actions involving cleanup operations at controlled sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) 
  • Voluntary cleanup operations at sites recognized by the government as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites
  • Operations involving hazardous waste that are conducted at treatment, storage, disposal facilities regulated by RCRA (EPA)
  • Emergency response operations for releases, or substantial threats of releases, of hazardous substances without regard to the location


Intended Audience: This course is required for anyone engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which may expose them to hazardous substances and health hazards on a regulated hazardous waste site. The course includes a combination of lectures, class exercises and hands-on training.


Topics To Be Covered Include:

  • Regulations Overview
  • Toxicology & Handling Chemicals
  • Risk Assessment & Safety Principles
  • Medical Surveillance & Personal Protective Equipment
  • Emergency Response & First Aid
  • Site Control & Emergencies
  • Decontamination
  • Health & Physical Hazards
  • Confined Spaces
  • Drum Handling
  • Lockout/Tag Out
  • Hazard Communication
There are no prerequisites to take this course. Course exam is typically 100 questions with a passing rate of 70%. There is no 3rd-party exam for official licensing in this field.  

Renewal Requirements: An 8-hour annual refresher course is required to maintain the HAZWOPER certification.

Per OSHA standards, individuals "engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor."

Therefore attending this 40-hour training will fulfill the offsite training requirements, and you will receive your HAZWOPER 40-hour training certification. When you actually start work on your first jobsite, it is the employer's responsibility to ensure that you are properly supervised for at least 3 days. Jobsites have many special safety concerns or nuances which make it critical for this supervision while gaining experience in the field.

How Does HAZWOPER and HAZMAT Differ?

Hazardous Material:  A substance (gas, liquid, or solid) capable of creating harm to people, the environment, and/or property. Some examples include: solvents, paints, gasoline, adhesives, lubricants, etc.

Hazardous Waste: A contaminated chemical or by-product of a production process Â›that no longer serves its purpose, and needs to be disposed of properly by EPA and DOT laws/regulations.  

HAZMAT: Is often used when discussing the transport of hazardous materials, but any aspect of hazardous materials production, transport, use, disposal, or cleanup is covered under this standard.

HAZWOPER: Refers to ALL training that deals with hazardous waste operation and emergency response to chemical spills or releases - Toxicity, Volatility, Flammability, Explosiveness, Corrosiveness. 

CertificatesSame day as course completion
ParkingFree parking available on site
FoodBreakfast snacks and lunch are provided for in-person classes only.
100% Verified Reviews
Below are the most recent student reviews for previous HAZWOPER Initial - 40 Hours Courses. All reviews are from people who registered for and attended the course.
Average rating: ( 5 out of 5 stars - 2 2 student reviews)

HAZWOPER Initial - 40 Hours
review userMichelle C.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 14, 2020
I enjoyed the class and learned so much! I enjoyed the class and learned so much!
HAZWOPER Initial - 40 Hours
review userEli B.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on November 1, 2019
The trainers were fantastic who were obviously well versed and experienced in hazardous waste regulations and emergency response... The trainers were fantastic who were obviously well versed and experienced in hazardous waste regulations and emergency response practices. PTA, Inc has great resources and was able to cater to a variety of student's needs, from experienced hazardous substance transporters to students with no environmental experience. As an experienced environmental professional, I did not feel as if time was wasted or that progression through the training was slow, which was very much appreciated.

46 S Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110

MO Jun 22, TU Jun 23, WE Jun 24, TH Jun 25 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Founded in 1998, Professional Training Associates, Inc (PTA) is a leading provider of environmental health and safety training. We focus primarily on the Region 3 area, but we also conduct courses both nationally and internationally. Our principal areas of concentration are OSHA and EPA required courses such as those governing asbestos and lead activities. Our other subjects include HAZWOPER, RCRA, and DOT, among others.

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