Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning

Center for Continuing Studies - Innovative Leadership for Lifelong Learning - St. Cloud State University

hazwoper 24 & 40 Hour Training

Who Should Attend: 

  • Environmental engineers/consultants
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Waste Site Workers
  • Oil Field Workers
  • Engineers
  • Utility and Energy workers
  • Health & Safety Professionals such as: firefighters, paramedics, police officers, etc.

What's covered:

  • Scope, application and definitions
  • Safety and health program
  • Site characterization and analysis
  • Site control
  • Training
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Engineering controls, work practices and personal protective equipment PPE
  • Monitoring
  • Informational programs
  • Handling of drums and containers
  • Decontamination
  • Emergency Response
  • Illumination
  • Sanitation at temporary workplaces
  • New technology programs
  • Certain operations conducted under RCRA
  • Emergency Response under Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, 42, U.S.C. 11003)

Levels of HAZWOPER Training

There are three levels for HAZWOPER training as listed in the OSHA regulations. The first level for HAZWOPER training pertains to emergency response. The second level is clean up of contaminated hazardous waste sites and the last level pertains to the treatment, storage and disposal (TSD) of hazardous waste. Within these 3 categories are various job functions and training requirements.

1. Emergency Response

2. Cleanup of Contaminated Hazardous Waste Sites

3. Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) of Hazardous Waste

40 Hour training

Meets OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) regulatory certification requirements for 40 hour HAZWOPER general site workers at HAZWOPER sites.

24 Hour training

Required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) - regulatory certification requirements for 24 hour general workers at HAZWOPER sites

Employee Training for Worksite Response and Cleanup Activities - How to determine level of training needed

24 hour v. 40 hour training  How to choose between the 24 hour or 40 hour training using statute

What does the class include?

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Table top exercises
  • Hands-On Field Exercises
  • Fun and refreshments!

What to bring: Notebook, pen, pencil, and calculator. An extra set of clothes appropriate for the weather during field exercises may also be needed.


HazardousWaste Operations and Emergency Response - PDF

The Application of HAZWOPER to Worksite Response
and Cleanup Activities

Minnesota OSHA Guidelines for releases of Hazardous Substances

US Department of Labor - Application of Worksite Response  and Clean-Up Activities

Gulf Oil Spill workers required to have HAZWOPER Training


Program Details:

Program Flyer (PDF)

Meet Your Presenter:  Ted Beyer

When:   May 12-15, 2014 (moved from March)


     40 hour course -

8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 12 - Thursday, May 15, 2014

     24 hour course -

8:00 - 6:00 p.m.   Monday, May 12 & Tuesday, May 13

8:00 - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 14

Where: St. Cloud State University - Welcome Center

              Coborn Plaza - 355 5th Ave. S., St. Cloud, MN  56301

               NOTE:  Free, convenient, secure indoor parking!


Early Bird Cost (before 3 p.m. on April 28, 2014): 

40 Hour: $950

24 Hour: $590

Regular Cost: 

40 Hour: $999

24 Hour: $630

Registration deadline May 5, 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Online Registration* (via credit card payment):

40 Hour

24 Hour

* For Windows 8 users, please be aware there are two versions of Internet Explorer on your device - Metro and Desktop. To use our registration site, you must use the Desktop version of Internet Explorer, and not the Metro version. To start the Desktop version, click on or touch the Desktop tile on the Start screen. Then you will see the Internet Explorer icon in the task bar. This is the Desktop version which should be used for registration. If you are in Internet Explorer and the URL address is at the bottom of the screen, you are in the Metro version, should close it and open the desktop version


Paper (PDF) Registration for either 24 or 40 hour (via check, money order or purchase order)

Payment Plan - spread your payments over 3 months


If you are interested in bringing this course to your company please contact or 320-308-4252.


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