About the 40-Hour Training Course

This course satisfies the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 for OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Hazwoper) 40-Hour Training. Hazwoper 40-Hour Training is required for anyone working at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDs) and at hazardous waste clean-up sites. The training is also required for those who respond to emergencies involving hazardous materials. Participants will be certified for employment in the previously mentioned areas.

This Hazwoper training will include an overview of federal regulations, toxicology, hazard communication, site management, air monitoring, site characterization, operating procedures, safety, spill clean-up, and more. The class will also write and review health and safety plans, emergency response plans, and incident command procedures.

The lecture portion of the course will be facilitated online via Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute. Specific instructions will be sent upon registration. All online work must be completed before the on-site component. The on-site suit-up and certification will take place on March 2-3, 2017 and will meet from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Edwards Hall, Room 11, at K-State in Manhattan, Kansas. Participants will be expected to suit up in protective equipment, including a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and level-A full containment suit. Students should be in good physical health since wearing protective equipment places physical demands on the body.


Instructors for the course will be: