Hazwoper Program


NAEPC annually provides an 8-hour hazwoper Refresher course for those currently 40-Hour Hazwoper Certified.  When possible NAEPC does work to provide a 40-Hour Hazwoper for those new to Hazardous Waste or who have jobs requiring a 40-hour certification. 

The 40hour & 8hour Hazwoper trainings are designed for personnel involved with the investigation and remediation of uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and to a lesser extent, response to an accident involving hazardous materials.  Typically tribal staff outside of the fire department do not need this training as a responder but it is necessary to understand the requirements to responding especially if you are overseeing personnel who will be directly involved with hazardous substances.  The 40 hour training provides the basic information needed to meet the 40 your requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(i) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER).  Participants must attend all assigned class hours in order to receive certification.

After completing the course participants are able to:

  • Identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating and controlling hazardous substances.
  • Identify concepts, principles, guidelines to properly protect site or response personnel.
  • Discuss regulations and action levels to ensure the health and safety of workers.
  • Discuss fundamentals needed to develop organizational structure and standard operating procedures.
  • Select and use dermal and respiratory protective equipment.
  • Demonstrate the use, calibration and limitations of direct-reading air monitoring instruments.