The principal reason Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, or HAZWOPER, exists is to provide fundamental training in hazardous waste procedures so that all emergency workers are coordinated and working with the same set of rules of engagement. HAZWOPER is the starting point for any emergency responder who is likely to come across nuclear, biological, or chemical (NBC) waste. Police and fire personnel, emergency medical responders, environmental response personnel, military, FEMA, Department of Health, incident commanders, and hazardous materials remediators all learn the fundamentals in a HAZWOPER course.
This module takes 30 minutes to complete. At the end of this module, you must obtain an 80% or higher on the Test Your Knowledge for it to be marked as complete. You have unlimited attempts and the highest attempt is recorded.