After the HAZWOPER emergency response training, I was able to take the information found in the DOT Guide Book for a chemical spill and know what to do in the event of an actual spill.”

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Program Curriculum complies with the California Code of Regulations Title 8 Chapter 4 Section 5192 (q). Hazardous material technicians are those persons who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials for the purpose of controlling the release.

The course includes 40-hour training with demonstrations and hands-on experience. Instructional activities incorporate implementation of emergency response plans, performing the duties of an assigned hazardous materials position within the local incident command system; instrument use exercises; barrel overpacking/leaking drums demonstration, simulated field and decontamination exercises, and donning chemical protective clothing.