8-Hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker Refresher 

June 21, 2024 | 8am – 4:30pm
Private Sector: $195  |  Public Sector: $170

This 8-hour training is intended for personnel who have participated in a 40-hour Hazardous Waste Site Worker Training (TNEC Course #101, or equivalent) and who are required to participate annually in an 8-Hour Refresher training.

The curriculum for the Site Worker Refresher is reviewed and modified each year to reflect new modules.

The typical curriculum includes small-group activities
that review the following:

  • Health and safety problems the class participants encountered in the past year, what they learned from the problems, what is being done differently, what changes could be implemented
  • The HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR 1910.12) and how it applies to the participants’ work
  • The NIOSH Pocket Guide & Safety Data Sheets, and their importance in determining appropriate level of PPE
  • HAZWOPER review game
  • The use of respiratory protection and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Air monitoring equipment and procedure
  • Decontamination procedures spill control procedures
  • Actions the participants might take to improve safety when they return to work

The Refresher concludes with a final Table-Top Activity
relating to the evaluation of a storage facility suspected
to contain hazardous materials/wastes and how removal of same should proceed.


* Contract courses can also be delivered at a company’s or agency’s site anywhere in New England or at our training center at UMass Lowell.

Since 1987, The New England Consortium (TNEC), based at UMass Lowell, has delivered worker health and safety training to companies, organizations, and communities throughout New England. TNEC specializes in the small-group method of instruction to provide participatory, interactive, hands-on training in hazardous materials operations, emergency response, disaster preparedness, infectious disease preparedness, construction safety, and a wide range of general workplace health and safety topics.