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

Purpose

Hazardous Materials Technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases or the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a First Responder at the Operations Level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance.

Topics

  • Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Recognition and Identification
  • Characteristics of Hazardous Materials
  • Atmospheric Monitoring
  • Hazard Control
  • Decontamination
  • Pre-Entry Evaluations/Site Safety Plan
  • Incident Command/Emergency Response
  • Hands-on Practical Exercises
  • Incident Termination

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