HazWoper Seminar Scheduled for March 21st

The HAZWOPR Refresher course, hosted by the WI CHMM Chapter, will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at the Hilton Garden Inn, in NW Milwaukee. The seminar is designed to meet the annual refresher training requirements under OSHA’s standards for general industry and the construction industry on hazardous waste operations and emergency response (29 CFR 1910.120 or 29 CFR 1926.65). OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) was promulgated in 1990 to protect workers working at hazardous waste sites, treatment, storage or disposal facilities. Workers responding to an emergency involving the release of a hazardous substance also require current HAZWOPER training. 

The HAZWOPER standard applies to five groups of employers and their employees who may be exposed to hazardous substance, including hazardous waste. They are engaged in:

  • Mandatory clean-up operations required by the government involving hazardous substances at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites
  • Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at RCRA sites
  • Voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by the government as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites
  • Operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage and disposal (TSDF) facilities
  • Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of hazardous substances.

If you or your employer are or have the potential to be in these groups, you should attend this refresher training. The eight hour class will help you meet this annual requirement. Kevin O’Brien and John Spahr will be co-chairing the seminar and are looking forward to seeing you there.   3-21-18 HAZWOPER