University of Minnesota
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Online registration now open!

Due to COVID-19, we are offering the majority of our 2020-2021 courses online.

  • 8-hour refreshers, 24-hour initial operations, and mold remediation will be held online.

  • 40-hour technician completion course (2-day) will be held IN PERSON following UMN COVID19 protocols. (Pre-requisite: 24-hour initial operations course)

 

 
 

About Us

The Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training has been funded since 1987 by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to develop, present and evaluate model worker training programs to help employers comply with 29 CFR 1910.120. We offer in-person hazmat and hazwoper training, custom trainings at our site or yours to meet the needs of groups and companies, and community workshops.

These programs are sponsored in part by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) as part of the Hazardous Material Worker Health and Safety Training Cooperative Agreement U45ES006184, University of Minnesota Principal Investigator: Dr. William A. Toscano, Jr.

 

Contract Courses

Contract Course Early Bird Pricing

Pay in advance on/before training date and receive a discounted fee for your company.  Payment after 30 business days following course delivery will be charged a late fee.

UPCOMING COURSES

Apr
20
Tue
2021
ONLINE: 24 Hour Emergency Response
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – Apr 22 @ 5:00 pm

COST: $410

The 24-Hour course consists of three days of lectures, discussions, classroom demonstrations, small group exercises, and hands-on training. This Operations Level course is designed to provide training required by OSHA 1910.120 to respond to hazardous substance releases with the purpose of protecting persons, property, and the environment from the effects of the release and to contain the release. Emphasis will be placed on responding in a defensive manner without actually trying to stop the release.

Topics include: relevant state and federal regulations, health hazard recognition, hazard and risk assessment, respiratory protection, selection and use of personal protective equipment, decontamination, control and containment of spills, emergency response plans, termination procedures, and the incident command system.

This course offers 24 Continuing Education Hours.

Due to COVID-19, this course is being offered online.

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Apr
29
Thu
2021
IN PERSON: 40 Hour Emergency Response Completion
Apr 29 @ 8:00 am – Apr 30 @ 5:00 pm

COST: $460 for 40-hour completion. This is a separate course fee from the 24-hour training and includes all materials and equipment.

The total combined cost for the initial 24-hour and the 40-hour completion is $870.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Due to COVID-19, the 40-hour course will be completed in TWO STEPS:

  1. Complete an ONLINE 24-hour initial training. (COST: $410)

    Please register and pay for this course separately. The total combined cost for the initial 24-hour and the 40-hour completion is $870.

  2. Take the 2-day IN PERSON 40-hour completion course.

The IN PERSON completion course will be held following UMN COVID-19 protocols.

 
This 16 hour in-person course of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience builds upon the 24 hour course (a prerequisite for participating in this completion course). The Technician Level course is designed to provide training required by OSHA 1910.120 to respond to releases with the purpose of stopping the release.

Topics include: implementation of emergency response plans, classification and identification of unknowns, field survey instruments, response tactics, hazardous materials technology, decontamination of personnel and equipment.

This course offers 16 Continuing Education Hours. 40 total hours when both the required courses are completed. The 24-hour course is a pre-requisite.

NOTE: All participants in the 40-hour course are required to have a physician complete a medical evaluation and clearance form prior to the course.

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May
4
Tue
2021
ONLINE: 8 Hour Emergency Response Refresher
May 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

COST: $210

This course is designed to meet the OSHA requirement for annual refresher training for individuals who have previously completed the 24- or 40-hour Safety and Health Training.

Topics include: incident review, hazard recognition/evaluation/control review, health and safety program requirements and regulations, monitoring equipment, respiratory protection, safe work practices, and personal protective equipment.

This course offers 7 Continuing Education Hours.

Due to COVID-19, this course is being offered ONLINE.

REGISTER NOW

May
10
Mon
2021
ONLINE: 24 Hour Emergency Response
May 10 @ 8:00 am – May 12 @ 5:00 pm

COST: $410

The 24-Hour course consists of three days of lectures, discussions, classroom demonstrations, small group exercises, and hands-on training. This Operations Level course is designed to provide training required by OSHA 1910.120 to respond to hazardous substance releases with the purpose of protecting persons, property, and the environment from the effects of the release and to contain the release. Emphasis will be placed on responding in a defensive manner without actually trying to stop the release.

Topics include: relevant state and federal regulations, health hazard recognition, hazard and risk assessment, respiratory protection, selection and use of personal protective equipment, decontamination, control and containment of spills, emergency response plans, termination procedures, and the incident command system.

This course offers 24 Continuing Education Hours.

Due to COVID-19, this course is being offered online.

REGISTER NOW

May
20
Thu
2021
IN PERSON: 40 Hour Emergency Response Completion
May 20 @ 8:00 am – May 21 @ 5:00 pm

COST: $460 for 40-hour completion. This is a separate course fee from the 24-hour training and includes all materials and equipment.

The total combined cost for the initial 24-hour and the 40-hour completion is $870.

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Due to COVID-19, the 40-hour course will be completed in TWO STEPS:

  1. Complete an ONLINE 24-hour initial training. (COST: $410)

    Please register and pay for this course separately. The total combined cost for the initial 24-hour and the 40-hour completion is $870.

  2. Take the 2-day IN PERSON 40-hour completion course.

The IN PERSON completion course will be held following UMN COVID-19 protocols.

 
This 16 hour in-person course of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience builds upon the 24 hour course (a prerequisite for participating in this completion course). The Technician Level course is designed to provide training required by OSHA 1910.120 to respond to releases with the purpose of stopping the release.

Topics include: implementation of emergency response plans, classification and identification of unknowns, field survey instruments, response tactics, hazardous materials technology, decontamination of personnel and equipment.

This course offers 16 Continuing Education Hours. 40 total hours when both the required courses are completed. The 24-hour course is a pre-requisite.

NOTE: All participants in the 40-hour course are required to have a physician complete a medical evaluation and clearance form prior to the course.

REGISTER ONLINE

May
24
Mon
2021
ONLINE: 8 Hour Mold Awareness
May 24 @ 8:00 am – May 25 @ 12:00 pm

COST: $260

Mold remediation courses provide an overview of activities involved with mold remediation and are designed to train individuals who are or who anticipate being employed at a mold remediation work site. Activities in this course could include sampling techniques available to find hidden mold and the limitations of these techniques, how to identify the most common fungi related to water damage and health hazards, methods to prevent water events and mold growth in buildings, emergency response plans, protective equipment, and control containment or confinement.

Due to COVID-19, this course is being offered online.

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WATCH THE VIDEO:
Hazmat and Hazwoper Training at the University of Minnesota

Just some of the companies and agencies we have provided training for:

  • Caterpillar
  • Cargill
  • Aveda
  • Boston Scientific
  • General Mills
  • Xcel Energy
  • Lakeside Foods
  • MnDOT
  • VA
  • Seagate
  • Gevo-Agri Energy
  • Crane Engineering