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Has anyone ever done the HAZWOP cert?

Discussion in 'Sewage Cleanup' started by Tom Patnode, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Tom Patnode

    Tom Patnode Moderator Moderator Premium Member

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    I have been looking into it and find both online and classroom options. The online is cheaper and say that is all you need to take to get certified. Classroom ones insist you must take hands on to get certified.
    Does anyone know the best way to do this really?
     
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    aspenedelen Top Contributor Staff Member Moderator

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    What is HAZWOP
     
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    I was wondering the same Tom.
     
  4. Tom Patnode

    Tom Patnode Moderator Moderator Premium Member

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    It is actually HAZWOPER
    Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response which codified the safety and health requirements companies would have to meet in order to perform hazardous waste cleanups or to respond to emergencies.
    Its a 40 hour OSHA certified training.
    It may be over kill but it sounds like a class I would like to take
     
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    aspenedelen Top Contributor Staff Member Moderator

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    I like it Tom! You can never have too many certs when huge copious amts of liability are at play.

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  6. Tom Patnode

    Tom Patnode Moderator Moderator Premium Member

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    that might get me in to do market for trauma clean up. I used to think I had to have it but I have learned I don't. If OSHA got involved in a trauma clean I sure would feel better having it
     
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    If you decide to take the class online understand that 7 (seven) hours of that 40 hours has to be achieved in classroom instruction for donning/doffing with PPE for practical reasons. In our related line of work people who benefit from this certification are typically clandestine remediation contractors obtaining work from law enforcement agencies or other government related agencies. To answer your question, I would recommend taking any class in person for better hands on experience with the people actually performing such related work and taking online classes for CE (continuing education). https://www.osha.gov/html/faq-hazwoper.html
     
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    how much is it and where are the classes taken ?
     
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    I have hired a couple technicians that have there HAZWOPER for mold and they knew there stuff... I just think if your going to spend the time and money into certifying your crew it would make more sense to keep it consistent and go with the industry standard, IICRC. They have a couple (i think 3) different ones to choose from. I have the AMRT cert. and i even learned a couple new things.
     
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    Get the 40 hr HAZWOPER if you are planning on doing alot of commercial work. If you're doing mostly residential, you probably dont need this 40 hr and would probably see a better investment and return with the IICRC certs, as mentioned..

    Good luck!
     

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