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OSHA 40 Hour HAZMAT (HAZWOPER) Specialist & General Site Worker Workshop

Safety & Environmental 


This course is offered at the Evendale campus and at a client's site.


The target audience for this training program includes: Individuals who are entering the workforce and need to attend OSHA mandated entry level safety training.

Contact Hours


Course Description

This course provide the basic knowledge, skills and training necessary for individuals who are responsible for facility spill response operations or site environmental cleanup of hazardous substances. After the completion of this course, the student will possess the basic core competencies for managing and responding to a hazardous substance (s) (materials and hazardous waste) incident or site clean-up. The student will possess the skill sets for site or (scene) risk assessment. Developing and implementing an incident response plan for containment & cleanup response operations and operate within an Incident Command System and function as the Incident Commander /Safety Officer or within a Site Environmental Health & Safety Plan. The student will possess the basic skills to recognize and implement event (scene), personal health and safety procedures, employment and operation of air monitoring equipment, hazardous materials sampling, and multi stage DECON operations, spill control equipment and containment strategies.

Course Objectives

Help students gain an understanding of:

  • The basic hazard and risk assessment techniques
  • The classification, identification and verification of known and unknown materials by field survey (e.g., air monitors)
  • How to select and use proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responders at the operational level
  • Basic hazardous materials (chemical & toxicological) terms
  • How to perform basic control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their unit.
  • The relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures
  • Site Work Practices and safe use of site engineering controls
  • The employer's incident command system (NIMS) and implementation
  • How to implement the employer's emergency response plan
  • The hazards and risks associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing
  • How to implement the site Emergency Response Plan(s) or Health & Safety Plan
  • The Medical Surveillance program
  • The state emergency response plan and of the Federal Regional Response Team

Course Features

  • This hands-on course prepares an individual to function as a HAZWOPER Specialist On Scene Incident Commander or an Environmental General Site Worker.
  • Content is written to meet specific curriculum as listed in 29 CFR 1910.120, NFPA 472 & 40 CFR Part 311, and course outcomes and every piece of content is mapped to specific objectives. Resources included detailed student course book, HAZMAT technical reference materials (NIOSH & USDOT), student demonstrated competencies skill sheets.
  • All content has been developed and created by industry leading subject matter experts and instructional designers

To reserve space in an upcoming class, please email or call 513-569-1643. 

For More Information

COL Bob Cutajar, USA (ret.) Assistant Business Manager
Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
10100 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH. 45241
Office (513) 569-5731

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