KJS   Health & Safety
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
Supervisory Personnel
  • 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
    or property.
  • Who is expected to actually stop the release or to clean up the spill.
Exceptions:
  • Workers who "clean up their own mess" (small spills)
  • Clean-up of minor non-emergency spills by an individual worker.