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Registration now open for 2021-2022 courses!

We are offering courses in both online and in person formats in 2021-2022.

View all course offerings by format below, or select by course topic.

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In Person

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CONTINUING EDUCATION:

Continuing Education credits from the University of Minnesota and other affiliated CE credits are available.

COVID-19 RESOURCES

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.

University of Minnesota Principal Investigator: Pete Raynor, PhD

 

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

Oct
5
Tue
2021
ONLINE: 8 Hour Waste Site Worker Refresher
Oct 5 @ 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.

This course is being offered online.

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Oct
11
Mon
2021
ONLINE: 24 Hour Emergency Response Operations
Oct 11 @ 8:00 am – Oct 13 @ 4:00 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.

This course is being offered online.

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Oct
14
Thu
2021
IN PERSON: 40 Hour Emergency Response Technician
Oct 14 @ 8:00 am – Oct 15 @ 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.

The University of Minnesota offers 2-day in-person 40-hour technician level hazardous materials completion for participants who have completed initial Operations Level hazardous materials training as defined under 29CFR1910.120.

To be admitted to a 40-hour completion course at UMN, participants MUST provide the following information to the UMN hazmat program before registering:

  • Name of course provider/training institution where operations training was completed.
  • Copy of training course objectives/agenda
  • Certificate of completion with trainee’s name, that is no more than 18 months old.

Following review of the above, participants may register for the 40-hr completion course. Documentation MUST be provided to UMN before participants can register for the completion course. There are no exceptions to this policy.

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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Nov
18
Thu
2021
ONLINE: 8 Hour Emergency Response Refresher
Nov 18 @ 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.

This course is being offered ONLINE.

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Dec
9
Thu
2021
ONLINE: 8 Hour Waste Site Worker Refresher
Dec 9 @ 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.

This course is being offered online.

REGISTER NOW

Jan
10
Mon
2022
ONLINE: 24 Hour Waste Site Worker
Jan 10 @ 8:00 am – Jan 12 @ 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.

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.

This course is being offered online.

REGISTER ONLINE

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Hazmat and Hazwoper Training at the University of Minnesota

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

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