The basic requirements of OSHA HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) per 29 CFR 1926.65. ) include the provision that all employees who work in or where there is a potential for an uncontrolled release of hazardous materials have the training to recognize that an emergency situation exists and to initiate emergency response.
Facility employees may need training as required by the EPA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part 265 when hazardous materials are stored or used. This is also the basic training requirement for professionals in hazardous waste emergency response and environmental remediation fields as well as for construction crews working at a site of known or suspected hazardous waste. BDN regularly schedules the classes listed and can upon request provide other related courses such as First Responder Awareness, First Responder Operations, Hazardous Materials Technician, and Hazardous Materials Specialist.
RCRA Waste & Hazardous Materials Handling
This is RCRA Waste & Hazardous Materials Handling course is a 24-hour course designed for individuals who are required to have a certain level of training when dealing with hazardous waste materials or in the clean-up of hazardous waste such as hospital workers who dispose of biological, surgical and process waste. It is also designed for commercial businesses where the generation of hazardous waste is common or if employees within these companies are required to implement specific spill response activities or be in compliance with various plans or programs (SWPPP, PIPP or SPCC plans). Conducted in general compliance with 40 CFR 265.16 of the Environmental Protection Agency Regulations and 29 CFR 1910.120 Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations.
8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor
8-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor is intended to prepare employees who are already 40-hour HAZWOPER trained to fulfill the role of Site Supervisor or Site Safety Officer at a hazardous waste site. Students will use the NIOSH Pocket Guide and the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook to prepare Site Safety Plans, Work Plans and Emergency Contingency Plans. The training will include both desk top and hands-on scenarios. This training course satisfies requirements under 29 CFR.65, for initial training as a supervisor.
8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher
The 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher is scheduled regularly and other refreshers may be requested or designed. Refresher courses review and discuss changes in federal, state, and local regulations, developments in state-of-the-art procedures, and a review of key aspects of the initial training course. After completing the annual refresher course, persons shall have their accreditation extended for an additional year from the date of the refresher course.
40 Hour HAZWOPER
40-Hour HAZWOPER is designed to satisfy requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 29 CFR 1926.65 regulation for individuals involved in hazardous waste operations and emergency response. This includes employees, supervisors, and management personnel who work at a hazardous waste site where cleanup operations are underway, or individuals who deal in hazardous waste environments and are exposed to contaminant wastes above the permissible exposure limits (PEL) for various chemicals. Likewise, potential responders to emergency situations at hazardous waste sites shall be trained in proper response procedures for and protection from hazardous exposures. Topics addressed include, State and Federal regulations, hazard identification and evaluation, personal protective equipment, controls used at a HAZMAT scene, preparation and use of site plans, emergency contingency plans, decontamination procedures and more. This course includes numerous hands-on components and a final spill response scenario at the end of the course, which will give the student a more realistic view of emergency response procedures discussed previously in the week and put their new skills into practice. Tabletop scenarios and problem solving exercises will be interspersed throughout the week. A passing score of 70% is required on the final exam of 100 multiple choice questions. $450.00/seat
24 Hour Incident Command Initial
The 24-Hour Incident Command Initial couse is intended for personnel who will assume control at an incident scene beyond the first responder, operations level, and are able to effectively run the emergency response procedure. This individual must be able to manage people effectively and control the situation while directing proper response activities. This course satisfies requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 29 CFR 1926.65 (c)(4) regulation.
24 Hour HAZMAT
24-Hour HAZMAT is intended for employees who are expected to perform work to handle and control actual or potential leaks or spills of hazardous substances requiring close approach to the substance. The employees perform responses to hazardous substances for the purpose of control or stabilization of the incident. This course satisfied requirements under the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s 29 CFR 1926.65 regulation. All materials are provided.
REFUND POLICY: BDN reserves the right to cancel or reschedule courses. In the event BDN finds it necessary to cancel a course, full refunds will be made if the student is unable to reschedule. Cancellations on the client/student’s part are subject to a $40 charge unless 48-hour notice is given. Requests for refunds may be made by telephone, but must be confirmed in writing to begin the actual refund through the accounting department. Class fees may be transferred to another participant or to an alternate course date without penalty; if a student misses a previously scheduled class, BDN asks that any refund or rescheduling be arranged within 24 hours of the missed first class day. The fees are assumed to be applied to a future class until a written refund request is received. At this point the refund would reflect a $40 charge.