Training

hazmat course descriptions

An * after the course title means there is a hands on portion of the course.

CONFINED SPACES ENTRY (16 HOURS)*

Required training for the worker who works in and around confined spaces. The students are trained to recognize confined spaces and to protect themselves from the hazards. This is 16 hours in length and is a combination of classroom and hands on skills. Meets 29CFR1910.146. This is NOT a Confined Space rescue course.

CONFINED SPACES PROGRAM (7 HOURS)

Required training for the worker who works in and around confined spaces. The students are trained to recognize confined spaces and to protect themselves from the hazards. This course focus is on the OSHA standards and the written program.

INDUSTRIAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE (24 HOURS)*

Tailored to the worker who responds to hazardous materials releases in an industrial setting. This course is 24 hours in length and is a combination of classroom and hands on skills. The students are trained to act in a defensive fashion. Meets 29CFR1910.120.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SITE WORKER (HAZWOPER) (40 HOURS)*

This 40-hour course, known as the Hazwoper, is designed to make workers and others at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites aware of the potential hazards they will encounter. The Maine Labor Group on Health will teach students to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control hazards; to select, use, and care for respirators and protective clothing; to conduct air monitoring. The course provides the necessary knowledge and skills to minimize risks, protect health and safety, and limit the spread of hazards.

HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM EMPLOYER(4 HOURS)

This 4-hour program is designed to help employers better understand the necessary parts of a written hazardous communications program. 29 CFR 1910.1200 is covered in detail to help guide the employers write an effective plan.

HAZARDOUS COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM EMPLOYEE (4 HOURS)

This 4 hour program for employees uses the employers hazardous communication program to train the workers in the facility. Emergency response guides, placard reading and other hazardous identification and recognition learning tools are used.

ARSENIC AWARENESS LEVEL PROGRAM (3 HOURS)

This 3 hour program is designed to help employers and employees to become more aware of arsenic hazards and concerns purtaining to pressure-treated wood. Participants will be instructed in personal protective equipment (PPE), health hazards and disposal of pressure-treated wood.

OPERATIONS LEVEL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS (24 HOURS)*

Tailored to the public employee who responds to hazardous materials incidents. This course is 24 hours in length and is a combination of classroom and hands on skills. The students are trained to act in a defensive fashion and in their roles as defined by 29CFR1910.120 and NFPA 472-92.

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS ANNUAL REFRESHER (8 HOURS)

In this 8-hour course, updates and revisions in laws and regulations (including 1910.120, DOT regs and RCRA) will be discussed. Current developments in new and improved work practices, procedures, and technology will be shared.

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ANNUAL REFRESHER (8 HOURS)*

In this 8 hour course, the updates and revisions in the laws and regulations are discussed. Work practices and a review of incidents are also covered. A scenario is generally provided to demonstrate competencies.

CONFINED SPACES ANNUAL REFRESHER (6 HOURS)

The confined space standard (29 CFR 1910.146) is reviewed including the characteristics and duties of personnel. Entries made during the previous year are also discussed to see what worked and what needed to be improved.

osha course descriptions

OSHA WORKER RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES (1-3 HOURS)

Workers are taught their basic health and safety rights and responsibilities under the OSH Act. Topics include hazardous communications, how to read MSDS, Right to Refuse, and Right to Complain. Courses are designed to the audience needs and time frame.