Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response
Hazardous Waste Site Operator Training
OSHA & EPA require any worker involved with:
- Cleanup operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.
- Cleanup operations at any site covered by RCRA.
- Any hazardous waste operations (drum movement, waste consolidation, sampling, etc.)
at any workplace or facility regulated by 40 CFR Parts 264 & 265 - EPA.
One or two KJS Health & Safety HAZMAT Trainers will be on site for the necessary days
required to conduct any of the listed training classes. The course material is approximately 60%
lecture and video, with 40% Practical Application for the 40 & 24 Hour courses. However, the 8
Hour courses are strictly lecture and video, unless (as most companies do), a second day is
added for a 4 hour spill response scenario.
HAZWOPER TRAINING OPTIONS
40-HOUR TRAINING REQUIRED FOR:
General Site Workers
- Equipment Operators
- General Laborers
- Any site worker required to wear a respirator
24-HOUR TRAINING REQUIRED FOR:
Workers with specific, non-hazardous tasks
- Ground Water Monitoring
- Land Surveying
- No respiratory protection required
EMERGENCY RESPONSE TRAINING (ERT):
Required for any worker:
- Who is likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release.
- Who is expected to take some action to contain the release or to protect nearby people
- Who is expected to actually stop the release or to clean up the spill.
- Workers who "clean up their own mess" (small spills)
- Clean-up of minor non-emergency spills by an individual worker.