Tribal Waste and Response Assistance Training (TWRAP):

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40 Hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Course Description:
Information from the Emergency Response Training Program (ERTP):
This 5-day course, formerly known as 40 Hour OSHA Health and Safety Course, instructs participants to recognize, evaluate, and remediate an uncontrolled hazardous waste site. It provides basic information needed to meet the 40 Hour training requirements of 20 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Participants become more knowledgeable in hazardous waste operations, health and safety, and team functions.

After completing the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances;

  • identify concepts, principles, and guidelines to properly protect site or response personnel;

  • discuss regulations and action levels to ensure health and safety of the workers;

  • discuss fundamentals needed to develop organizational structure and standard operating procedures;

  • select and use dermal and respiratory protective equipment; and

  • demonstrate the use, calibration, and limitations of field monitoring instruments.

Medical Requirements:
A medical evaluation in accordance with the Respiratory Protection Standard, 29 CFR 1910.134, is necessary in order to attend this course. Each participant must include with their application a letter from their supervisor or a copy of a medical certificate that clearly states that a medical evaluation has been completed and the student is medically fit to wear respiratory protection equipment. Additionally, during some exercises, participants are required to wear chemical protective clothing, which may be stressful to certain individuals.

Participant Eligibility:
This course is designed specifically for employees of federally-recognized tribal programs who require training in the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and, to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials.

Course Fees:
There are no fees for this course. ITEP will pay for lodging (room and taxes only) expenses for up to 20 accepted participants. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs and per diem expenses.

For more information, please contact:
Roberta Tohannie, Program Coordinator
Tel: 928/523-2082

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Last updated: March 5, 2012


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