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OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Training

Course Code: EP0409CA16

OSHA 40/24/8 Hour Training

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October 5-7, 2015
7:30am - 5:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 7:00am)

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In-House OSHA Training from Rutgers

Do you have a large group that needs OSHA HAZWOPER training? Rutgers will bring this course to YOU!

As an employer, you are responsible for certifying that an employee's training meets OSHA's regulations, so it is important that you select the best training possible from a provider you trust. When you choose Rutgers, you can be confident that you'll get a highly qualified instructor who knows and adheres to OSHA regulations.

For more information, contact Pamela Springard-Mayer at pspring@njaes.rutgers.edu or

Federal regulations require all employees who work on sites that may expose them to hazardous substances or health hazards receive training allowing them to work safely, knowledgeably and effectively. This NJ OSHA training class meets all federal requirements for the 24-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification set forth under OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Regulation [29 CFR 1910.120(e)] for public and private employees covered by these regulations.

Twenty-four hour OSHA HAZWOPER training is designed for workers who are on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, groundwater monitoring and land or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed to chemicals at levels that exceed permissible and/or published exposure limits. This OSHA HAZWOPER training course provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary for personal protection and safety when working with or around sites that contain hazardous materials and/or waste.

Topics include:

  • The role of OSHA and other governmental agencies, their regulations and compliance procedures
  • Site investigation and characterization
  • Chemical properties and behavior
  • And much more!

Hands-On Training Activities Include:
Practical, hands-on training activities will help build your skills and confidence in safely, knowledgeably and effectively working with hazardous substances and other health hazards. In this class, you will:

  • Practice donning and doffing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including Level B, C and D ensembles.

  • Rehearse proper equipment decontamination procedures.

  • Participate in spill containment and planning drills.

  • Participate in training exercises for identification of hazardous substances, establishment of spill and exposure zones, airborne monitoring, strategies for approaching source release sites, techniques for containing and absorbing the release, and proper USEPA disposal compliance.

  • Analyze a mock hazardous substance incident, determine the magnitude of the problem and create a response plan with capabilities of available personnel and equipment in mind.

Photos from the OSHA HAZWOPER Hands-On Training Activities

Certificate of Training
A Certificate of Training and a wallet card will be provided to each participant who completes this OSHA HAZWOPER course.

Instructor: Gary P. Schwartz, CIH, CSP, CMC
Mr. Schwartz has over 30 years of professional experience in indoor air quality, occupational health and safety. He has held positions of increasing technical and managerial responsibility in the field of industrial hygiene, HAZMAT response, safety and environmental management. At present, he is the Principal Consultant and President of PHASE Associates, L.L.C. specializing in Emergency HAZMAT Response, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, safety and environmental consultation. He is also a Part Time Lecturer at Rutgers University in the Environmental Sciences Department.


In addition to 2.4 Rutgers CEUs, this OSHA HAZWOPER course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Health Officers & REHS: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). CEs for OSHA 24-hour HAZWOPER are still pending.

NJ Licensed Water/Wastewater Operators: 24 TCHs

NJ Professional Engineers: 24 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) Credits

NY Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors:  24 PDHs

Registration Fee $785.00
Multi-Person Registration Fee $745.00 Register with a colleague and save!

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September 3-17, 2015

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Former Agriculture Museum of New Jersey
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.