8-Hour Annual HAZWOPER Refresher


Professionals who have completed the "40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training" class must attend an annual eight-hour refresher course. This course is designed to meet the Cal-OSHA GISO 5192 and 29 CFR 1910.120 requirements. Students are required to bring to the class their valid certificate for the "40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training" or a previous "8-Hour Annual Refresher for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Personnel."



Professional Credit: CSPs can claim COC points 0.8.

Prerequisites:


No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
NATS.X800.(2) 3/9/2018 08:00 AM SANTA CLARA 265 David J Keenan View Enroll

Hazardous Waste Handling and Awareness Training


Businesses that store or use hazardous materials must provide annual training for all employees in the safe and proper handling of hazardous waste under Title 22, Section 66265.16, California Code of Regulations. This specific training program was designed to meet the personnel training in hazardous waste management requirement in the California Code of Regulations.

Prerequisites:


No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
NATS.X801.(2) 4/26/2018 09:00 AM SANTA CLARA 265 David J Keenan View Enroll

Occupational Health and Safety Annual Regulatory Update


This one-day seminar will review newly adopted and proposed Cal/OSHA and Fed-OSHA regulations. Topics include GHS/Hazcom, lockout tagout (LOTO), forklift safety, personal protective equipment, electrical safety and NFPA 70E, combustible dust, injury reporting requirements, fall protection, machine guarding, safe patient handling, PEL changes and a review of the most common Cal/OSHA citations.



Professional Credit: CSPs can claim COC points 0.6. MCLE--Minimum Continuing Legal Education State Board of CA--6 hours.

Prerequisites:


No prerequisites


Toxics Laws Legislative and Regulation Update


This one-day workshop covers new and pending changes in environmental health and safety (EHS) legislation, regulations, and judicial developments. A number of EHS policy initiatives have emerged from recent state legislative actions. Notable developments include bills that impact air quality, hazardous materials and hazardous waste, water quality, solid waste, cleanup, green chemistry, climate change, and health and safety. You’ll learn about these and other new EHS laws and regulations, as well as their compliance implications.

Prerequisites:


No prerequisites


Sections :


Section Start Date Time Location Cost Instructor Name Full Schedule Enroll
NATS.X803.(1) 4/13/2018 09:30 AM SANTA CLARA 395 Gary Alan Lucks View Enroll
HAZWOPER

Group

About

“The field is changing quite a bit. Emergency preparedness is becoming bigger and bigger. EH&S managers need to think how we’d continue operations in the advent of a disaster such as an earthquake, fire, or flood. How do you continue your business with minimum operational loss during an emergency? I’ve noticed a greater demand for training in this area.”

Michael P. Ramirez, ASP, Campus Environmental Health and Safety Officer, U.S. Geological Survey
HAZWOPER/Extension Occupational Health and Safety program, 2015

Hazardous materials removal workers are trained to protect themselves and others from highly dangerous materials. They identify, remove, pack, transport, or dispose of hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead-based paint, waste oil, fuel, transmission fluid, radioactive materials, or contaminated soil. 

The job requires highly specialized training and certification, and, in some cases, certain permits and the ability to operate earth-moving equipment or trucks.

The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees involved in the cleanup and handling of hazardous materials. In addition, the standard applies to any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances—including hazardous waste as identified by Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) regulations.

The Profession

Employment of hazardous materials (hazmat) removal workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The employment growth will be driven by the need to safely remove and clean up hazardous materials at sites recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The decommissioning of nuclear plants in the next decade will also require skilled hazmat removal experts who can decontaminate equipment, store waste, and clean up facilities for safe closure.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nov. 14, 2017.
 

SALARY

•    $71,332 annual salary for a HAZWOPER worker  SimplyHired, Nov. 14, 2017

•    $26,630– $74,160, with a median of $40,640 per year for hazardous materials removal worker  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nov. 14, 2017.

RELATED JOBS

(Source: SimplyHired)
Environmental Technician
Environmental Specialist
Environmental Scientist 
Laborer
Equipment Operator
Truck Driver 
Geologist
Environmental Manager 
Field Technician
Environmental Engineer

RESOURCES

Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) 

Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA): Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Simply Hired - Salaries, Nov. 14, 2017

Curriculum

“UCSC Extension’s program was an excellent way to bridge the knowledge I learned in college to real-world applications. The value of the certificate was (that it taught me) how to do my job on a day-to-day basis, how to deploy training, how to read regulations, analyze risk…that’s huge.”

—Shelley Odell, Safety and Compliance Engineer, 
HAZWOPER/Extension Occupational Health and Safety program, 2014 

HAZWOPER professionals need to complete the 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training course, as well as an annual eight-hour refresher course that is designed to meet Cal-OSHA standards.

For the annual refresher course, students are required to bring to the class their valid certificate for the 40-hour hazardous waste training or a previous refresher course.

 

Enroll

Select your course from the list below. 

Course Schedule


HAZWOPER Refresher & EH&S One-Day Update Courses
classroom : Classroom
online : Online
hybrid : Blended
Offering Code Offering Units Fall Winter Spring Summer
NATS.X800 8-Hour Annual HAZWOPER Refresher 0.8 CEUs Classroom Classroom Classroom
NATS.X801 Hazardous Waste Handling and Awareness Training 0.7 CEUs Classroom and Online Classroom and Online
NATS.X802 Occupational Health and Safety Annual Regulatory Update 0.5 Classroom and Online
NATS.X803 Toxics Laws Legislative and Regulation Update 0.5 Classroom and Online