Course Description

  • CEUs: 4.0
  • FDEP OCP 04251007: CEUs: 4.0 DW WW
  • FBPE Provider #: 0004021
  • FBPE CEHs 0003602: 40.0
  • Solid Waste: Landfill/TS/MRF CEUs 8.0
  • Solid Waste: Spotter CEUs 4.0
  • Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Course coordinator: Melissa Hamilton melissajhamilton@treeo.ufl.edu 
Phone: (352) 392-9570 or 352-294-3879


This course provides 40 hours of intensive classroom instruction and hands-on training fulfilling OSHA requirements 29 CFR 1910.120 paragraphs [e] or [q] - both controlled and uncontrolled sites. If you are involved in the implementation and review of site safety plans and systems, you also should attend this course. Hands-on exercises involve air-monitoring operations, decontamination exercises, plugging and patching, as well as respirator use.

Daily morning and afternoon breaks are scheduled. You are on your own for lunch each day.

Participant must be present for entire class time to receive CEUs and a Certificate of Attendance.

If you regularly participate in activities conducted on hazardous waste sites and/or are involved in the handling, storage, transportation or clean-up of hazardous substances, you are mandated to have training under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA) and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA).

The following subject sections are the curriculum for the OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Materials / Hazardous Waste Site Course.  The course content comes from 29 CFR 1910.120, Appendix “E”

  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Global Harmonized System (Hazard Communication)
  • Training Programs
  • Flammables
  • Corrosives & Reactives
  • Toxicology
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Air Monitoring
  • Confined Spaces
  • Lockout / Tagout
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Heat Stress
  • Sampling Considerations
  • Spill Notification
  • Drum & Container Handling
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Site Characterization
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazmat Transportation
  • Decontamination
  • Glossary


The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances-- including hazardous waste--and who are engaged in one of the following operations as specified by 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v): 

Examples of the above would be individuals involved in the following: Removal or handling of underground tanks and/or piping, contaminated soil and/or groundwater, subsurface investigations, construction work in which hazardous materials may potentially be present, encountered, prepared, packaged, labeled, marked, stored, shipped for disposal, and for any facility wherein hazardous wastes are treated, stored, or disposed. Personnel who are involved in the above disciplines are required to have initial and recurrent training.

  • clean-up operations--required by a governmental body, whether federal, state, local, or other
    involving hazardous substances-- that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
  • corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation
    and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.);
  • voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by federal, state, local, or other governmental
    body as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
  • operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal
    facilities regulated by Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to
    RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to
    implement RCRA regulations; and
  • emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of, hazardous
    substances regardless of the location of the hazard



Certificates and Accreditation

This course provides 40 hours of intensive classroom instruction and hands-on training fulfilling OSHA requirements 29 CFR 1910.120 paragraphs [e] or [q] - both controlled and uncontrolled sites.

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40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Training Course
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8:00AM to 5:00PM
Sep 23, 2024 to Sep 27, 2024
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