The Hazardous Waste Worker program prepares CCLs to work safely and productively on hazardous waste remediation projects. The program meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Training is mandatory for all workers conducting hazardous waste remediation activities on all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Priorities Listed (NPL) hazardous waste sites as well as all state, local, county, city, public, and private hazardous waste sites. DVDs available for this program include: Clearing the Air: Confined Space Entry, Hazardous Waste Decontamination, Health Effects, and Hazardous Waste Legal Rights. Additional support materials for this program include: Basic Emergency Response Awareness (BERA), Back Injury Prevention (DVD: Confined Space Entry: Permit Required), and Hazardous Waste Worker Program Examination. In addition to English, this program is available in Spanish and Polish.

Topics Covered

  • Hazard Recognition on Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste Health Effects
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination for Hazardous Waste Workers
  • Site Safety and Health Plan for Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Material Handling and Sampling at Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Workplace Monitoring
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technology
  • Legal Rights of Workers
  • Superfund and Community Relations