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COVID-19 UPDATE

REFRESHERS OFFERED ONLINE:
With the emerging threat of COVID-19 we will be offering the following emergency response and waste site worker refresher courses online via ZOOM video conferencing. ZOOM can be accessed from any computer or phone. Video capability is ideal but not required.

March 31 – Site Worker Refresher
April 7 – Emergency Response Refresher
June 4 – Waste Site Worker Refresher
June 18 – Emergency Response Refresher

Additional information will be sent to all registrants. Please contact Jennifer Selzler, jlselzle@umn.edu, if you have any questions or need assistance.

RESCHEDULED COURSES
The mold remediation and 24- and 40-hour emergency response and waste site worker courses for April and May have been re-scheduled to June and July. The rescheduled course offerings have been updated on the course calendar.

COVID-19 RESOURCES:

 

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Hazmat and Hazwoper Training at the University of Minnesota

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
7
Tue
2020
ONLINE: 8 Hour Emergency Response Refresher
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Specific location of your course will be sent with the materials prior to the course.

REGISTER ONLINE

Jun
4
Thu
2020
ONLINE: 8 Hour Waste Site Worker Refresher
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Specific location of your course will be sent with the materials prior to the course.

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Jun
15
Mon
2020
16 Hour Mold Remediation
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm

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.

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Jun
18
Thu
2020
ONLINE: 8 Hour Emergency Response Refresher
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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.

Specific location of your course will be sent with the materials prior to the course.

REGISTER ONLINE

Jun
22
Mon
2020
24 Hour Emergency Response
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – Jun 24 @ 5:00 pm

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.

Specific location of your course will be sent with the materials prior to the course.

NOTE: All participants in the 24-hour course are required to have a physician complete a medical evaluation and clearance form prior to the course.

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40 Hour Emergency Response
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm

The 40-hour includes the 24-hour course plus 16 additional hours of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. 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 40 Continuing Education Hours.

Specific location of your course will be sent with the materials prior to the course.

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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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