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Calendar - University of Minnesota Hazardous Materials and Hazwoper Training


Upcoming Trainings

IN PERSON: 40 Hour Emergency Response Technician
May 12 @ 8:00 am – May 16 @ 5:00 pm

COST: $1,000

The 40-hour technician level training includes the operations level training plus additional lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience. This 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.


IN PERSON: 24 Hour Emergency Response Operations
May 12 @ 8:00 am – May 14 @ 5:00 pm

COST: $500

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.


IN PERSON: 8 Hour Emergency Response Refresher
Jun 17 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

COST: $250

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.