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Preparing for Hospital Emergencies – Featured on KIMTV

Our Hospital Decontamination training program was featured on a news story on KIMT TV in Austin, Minnesota. The course was held at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin. The 8-hour course includes hands-on experience handling emergency scenarios.

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

September – October 2016

Sep
12
Mon
2016
24 Hour Waste Site Worker
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – Sep 14 @ 5:00 pm

The 24 hour course consists of three days of lectures, discussions, classroom demonstrations, and small group exercises. Emphasis will be placed on responding in a defensive manner without actually trying to stop the release.

This course offers 24 Continuing Education Hours.

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40 Hour Waste Site Worker
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm

The course builds on the 24 hour training and integrates 16 hours of additional training including instructional activities, lectures, discussions, classroom demonstrations, and small group exercises.

This course offers 40 Continuing Education Hours.

NOTE: All participants in the 40-Hour Waste Site Worker Training are required to have a physician complete a medical evaluation and clearance form prior to the course.

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Sep
29
Thu
2016
8 Hour Waste Site Worker Refresher
Sep 29 @ 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.

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Oct
6
Thu
2016
8 Hour Emergency Response Refresher
Oct 6 @ 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.

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Oct
17
Mon
2016
24 Hour Emergency Response
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – Oct 19 @ 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.

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
Oct 17 @ 8:00 am – Oct 21 @ 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.

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