Hazardous Materials Training Arizona

Hazardous materials have become a way of life in most industries. The ability to work with these materials in a safe manner is a common concern in business. ERC&T provides hazmat training courses on recognition of hazardous materials and the proper way to handle different types of materials. Each facility has varying needs in this area. We will discuss the presence of hazardous materials with you in order to develop a program to help your employees work in a hazardous materials environment in the safest manner possible.

ERC&T works hard to ensure that hazardous areas in your facility are properly equipped with the correct NFPA diamonds (National Fire Protection Association's hazard identification system). To ensure this we keep current with the latest National Fire Protection codes and regulation (NFPA 704).

ERC&T will help you decide what your company’s needs are in the area of hazardous materials training, hazmat response, and hazmat regulations. We want to make sure that all workplace hazards are clearly marked and employees are aware of their roles when dealing with hazardous materials.

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Types of hazardous waste and materials training we can provide your company

Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Training – Also known as “Employee Right-to-Know law” is the name of the regulation first made final in 1983 and codified at 29 CFR 1910.1200 in the U.S. Department of Labor OSHA Regulations manual that states: The purpose of this section is to ensure that the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are evaluated, and that information concerning their hazards is transmitted to employers and employees. This transmittal of information is to be accomplished by means of comprehensive hazard communication programs, which are to include container labeling and other forms of warning, material safety data sheets and employee training.

HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training) Initial Training - It refers to five types of hazardous waste operations conducted in the United States under OSHA Standard 1910.120 "Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response." The standard contains the safety requirements employers must meet in order to conduct these operations.

The five hazardous waste operations:

  • clean-up operations -- required by a governmental body, whether federal, state, local, or other involving hazardous substances -- that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
  • corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.);
  • voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by federal, state, local, or other governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
  • operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations; and
  • emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard.

40 hours HAZWOPER – Refresher Training - The purpose of this training is to reinforce the worker’s awareness of HAZWOPER and promote safety among these employees who are, or potentially are, exposed to chemical hazards in the workplace or work-site. The objective of this course is to ensure that employees operate in the safest possible manner in situations where contact with potentially hazardous materials is likely.

HAZWOPER – Operations Level - This course covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites. This HAZWOPER program is designed to protect employees working at hazardous sites and is consistent with OSHA regulations to ensure their safety and health. This course identifies and defines different types of hazards, but also gives the worker the tools and knowledge to find possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place.

HAZWOPER – Incident Commander Level - This course meets OSHA's training requirements for On-Scene Incident Commanders. Incident Commanders are those personnel who will manage emergency response operations and assume control of the incident beyond the first responder awareness level.

HAZWOPER – HAZMAT Technician Level - This Hazardous Materials Waste Operations Emergency Response program is for workers, who respond to hazardous materials emergencies. This is the first level of response, which includes active emergency response participation, in which personnel may come into contact with the hazardous materials.

HAZWOPER – Awareness Level – This course is to certify individuals who will be involved with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). This training is for workers to be the initial response when the release of hazardous material or substances will potentially have an adverse effect on nearby civilians, property, or the environment. They are trained to notify appropriate organizations when a potential hazardous release occurs. They are not trained to stop the release. Their solitary function is to notify organizations or appropriate personnel at their facility of a hazardous material spill or release.