Richland's 40th Anniversary

HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response) - Operations Level


This course covers applicable OSHA requirements for employees working on sites exposed to hazardous substances, health hazards, or safety hazards involving hazardous waste operations. Participants will learn to identify, recognize, and report on hazardous waste spills and leaks to their supervisors accordingly.


  • Classes of Hazardous Materials
  • Recognition and Identification
  • NFPA 704 Placards and HMIS Labels
  • Emergency Response Guide Book Operations Exercise
  • Containers
  • Radiation Containers and Testing
  • Chemistry
  • Reactive and Explosive Materials
  • Health and Safety
  • Exposure Monitoring and Medical Surveillance
  • NIOSH Guide to Chemical Hazards Exercise
  • Waybills/Consists
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Exposure Reports
  • Small Spills and Leaks