Worker Courses/ IUOE HAZMAT

The National HAZMAT Program offers worker courses upon request. Please contact us at (304) 253-8674 or hazmat@iuoehazmat.org for more information.

Hazmat courses are designed using participatory and hands-on training in a realistic work environment, to facilitate learning in groups, and encourage problem solving in teams. This increasing the worker’s learning while keeping the training stimulating.

The OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards. Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards. Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.
Training in accordance with OSHA regulations providing essential personal protective equipment use and practical exercise experience necessary to upgrade from 24-Hour HAZWOPER to the 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification.
Required for employees visiting an Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Operation mandated by the Government. This course covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites. OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. This course, while identifying different types of hazards, also suggests possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place.
This training is required by the Mine Act of 1977 Part 46 for any miner working at shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and surface limestone mines.
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for the Construction Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in the construction industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards. Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.
The OSHA Outreach Training Program for General Industry provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers' rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. This is a voluntary program and does not meet training requirements for any OSHA standards. Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation's productivity.
Required for workers that perform activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances. This course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and OSHA regulations. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.
This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. The course is comprised of nine sections covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures.
Provides new supervisors with the fundamentals and information required to understand and effectively convey essential information needed to protect their workers from health, physical, and biological hazards.
Addresses health and safety subjects that are relevant to mining operations at a mine. Recommended subjects for the annual refresher training program include: Statutory rights, Respiratory devices, Transportation controls, Introduction to the work environment, emergency procedures, ground control, hazard recognition, electricity safety, first aid, explosives, and job task hazard training.
The purpose of the program for the lay responder is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until advanced medical help arrives. This program offers a choice of First Aid, CPR, and AED components and injury-control modules to meet the various training needs of those in workplaces, school, or community settings.
An awareness level course designed to familiarize the worker of the health and physical hazards from exposure to lead. Hazard recognition, health hazards, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls will be the primary focus. This course will not certify the worker for lead abatement work.
This course provides students general training on the elements of a confined space entry program and duties of the employee. Additional site-specific training must be provided to the employee to comply with the provisions of their location’s written confined space program.  Students will participate in hands-on workshops designed to simulate issues and scenarios encountered while working with or in confined spaces. This course will not authorize students to enter permit-required confined spaces.
This course is designed to enable students to recognize, evaluate, prevent, and abate safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry. Technical topics include the recognition of confined space hazards, basic information about instrumentation used to evaluate atmospheric hazards, and ventilation techniques.
This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as construction safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA construction standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.
This course covers the requirements for operation of cranes in the construction industry. Course topics include concepts of safe crane operation hazards associated with crane assembly and disassembly, types of cranes, lifting concepts, rigging and wire rope, signaling, employee qualifications and training, and maintenance, repair, and inspection requirements.
This course provides an overview of fall prevention, fall protection and current OSHA requirements. Topics covered include the principles of fall protection, the components of fall arrest systems, the limitations of fall arrest equipment, and OSHA policies regarding fall protection.
This course covers OSHA policies, procedures, and standards, as well as general industry safety and health principles. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards. Special emphasis is placed on those areas that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.
This 2-hour course will focus on hazards associated with generators, power distribution, hooking up generators, and assessing the existing infrastructure of buildings to gauge whether the generator is capable of interfacing with the power distribution system in the building or facility.
This course covers the major changes to the Hazard Communication Standard by OSHA: hazard classification, labels, pictograms, and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).
This course focuses on the hazards and controls associated with working with Green Chemistry or working on Green Jobs. The course applies established health and safety practices to emerging green jobs and green chemistry. The overall message of the course is that while a job or substitute material may be better for the environment it may in fact create hazards for workers.
This course covers 29 CFR 1910.1200, the OSHA HAZCOM standard including the revised 2012 Globally Harmonized System of Hazard Classification. The course addresses the Hazcom pictograms, label elements, safety data sheets, and hazard classifications.
This course gives government workers, operators, owners, managers, private industry representatives, and the public the knowledge needed to protect, detect, mitigate, and respond to terrorist acts.
An awareness level course designed to familiarize the worker of the health and physical hazards from exposure to lead. Hazard recognition, health hazards, personal protective equipment, and engineering controls will be the primary focus. This course will not certify the worker for lead abatement work.
The awareness training includes how to protect yourself from the hazards of mold clean-up, mucking and gutting, and other related hazards. The training focuses on recognition of mold, controlling moisture, how to protect yourself and recommended guidelines to follow during mold clean-up.
The Disaster Site Worker Outreach Training Program is a training program for Disaster Site Workers who provide skilled support services, (e.g. utility, demolition, debris removal, or heavy equipment operation) or site clean-up services in response to natural and man-made disasters. Specifically, it is recognized that all workers at disaster sites need to be aware of the differences between disaster sites and regular construction or demolition worksites and be able to inspect, don, and doff air-purifying respirators. Also, the program will make management and labor aware that pre-incident training is essential for ensuring disaster site worker safety and health.
Core academic material consists of radiological fundamentals, biological effects, radiation limits, ALARA Program, personnel monitoring programs, radiological access controls and postings and radiological emergencies.
The Rad Worker II training prepares workers to enter into high and very high radiation areas, contamination areas, high contamination areas, and airborne radioactivity areas. In addition, workers who have potential contact with radioactive particles, such as those who may disturb contaminated soil, must take this course. This course also follows the requirements of the DOE Radiological Worker II training and upon successful completion of this course each student will receive a certificate stating that they have fulfilled Radiological Worker II training requirements. Students may still need additional radiological hazards site-specific training.
The Rad Worker II training prepares workers to enter into high and very high radiation areas, contamination areas, high contamination areas, and airborne radioactivity areas. In addition, workers who have potential contact with radioactive particles, such as those who may disturb contaminated soil, must take this course. This course also follows the requirements of the DOE Radiological Worker II training and upon successful completion of this course each student will receive a certificate stating that they have fulfilled Radiological Worker II training requirements. Students may still need additional radiological hazards site-specific training.
This course covers the establishment, maintenance, and monitoring of a respirator program. Topics include terminology, OSHA and ANSI standards, NIOSH certifications, and medical evaluation recommendation. Course highlights include respirator selection, fit testing, and the use of respiratory and support equipment for hands-on training. Note: Participation donning and doffing respiratory protection requires a medical approval to wear respirators.
This course covers the OSHA requirements of a Qualified Rigger in the construction industry outlined in the OSHA Construction Cranes and Derricks Standard. Course topics include rigging components, wire rope, synthetic and web slings, lifting concepts, and employer responsibilities and employee qualifications and training.
This course covers the OSHA requirements of a Qualified Rigger in the construction industry outlined in the OSHA Construction Cranes and Derricks Standard. Course topics include rigging components, wire rope, synthetic and web slings, lifting concepts, and employer responsibilities and employee qualifications and training.
This course covers the OSHA requirements of a Qualified Signal Person in the construction industry outlined in the OSHA Construction Cranes and Derricks Standard. Course topics include communication, hand and voice signals, employee qualifications and training.
This course covers the OSHA requirements of a Qualified Signal Person in the construction industry outlined in the OSHA Construction Cranes and Derricks Standard. Course topics include communication, hand and voice signals, employee qualifications and training.
This course focuses on OSHA standards and on the safety aspects of excavation and trenching. Students are introduced to practical soil mechanics and its relationship to the stability of shored and unshored slopes and walls of excavations. Various types of shoring (wood timbers and hydraulic) are covered. Testing methods are demonstrated and students use instruments such as penetrometers, torvane shears and engineering rods.
Designed as a training course to inform employers and employees of the best practices in trenching and excavation safety. In this course students will learn about the role and responsibility of the employer to assign a competent person to the excavation site and provide that person with the knowledge of key excavation hazards.
The awareness training covers how to protect yourself from the hazards of avian influenza during an outbreak or similar contagion. The training focuses on recognition of influenza signs and symptoms, controlling and reducing exposure, how to protect yourself during clean-up and recommended guidelines to follow during influenza response.

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