24-Hour HAZWOPER HazMat Technician

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Time Commitment: Three (3) days, 8 hours each (24 hours total)
Renewal: Annually through 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course
Location: University of Saint Francis – Achatz Hall of Science & Research Center | 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne IN 46808


This course is designed for workers at uncontrolled hazardous waste operations that require 24 hours of HAZWOPER training. This training teaches workers how to recognize and avoid common risks related to hazardous materials. Participants will learn about personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard communication, decontamination, and site emergencies.

24-hour HAZWOPER certification will remain valid for 12 months from course completion.


  • Train employees to recognize various styles of hazardous communication and markings.
  • Safely perform defensive response actions to prevent spread of a hazardous substance release and prevent exposures.
  • Properly select, use, and care for personal protective equipment (PPE) including respirators, needed for the job
  • Describe the incident command system (ICS) and the importance of an effective hazardous substance release response.

Training Topics:

  • Site emergencies
  • Site safety planning
  • Detecting hazardous materials
  • Respirators
  • Agencies and regulations
  • Decontamination
  • Levels of protection
  • Hazardous waste
  • Hazard communication
  • Toxicology
  • Types of hazards
  • Confined spaces


Who should take this course?

If you clean-up of hazardous waste sites, chemical spills, or natural disasters, or work at a hazardous waste clean-up site on an occasional basis, then you and your employees must undergo the HAZWOPER HazMat Technician training. This includes workers on site only occasionally for specific limited tasks and those who work in areas where hazards do not exceed permissible exposure limits (PELs).

Many organizations mandate HAZWOPER training for employees whose job requirements involve the handling, storage, transportation, or use of hazardous materials and wastes. Additionally, regulatory agencies such as OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) specifically mandate this training for certain industries and job functions.

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University of Saint Francis – Achatz Hall of Science & Research Center | 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne IN 46808

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