SCF to Offer OSHA Approved Hazardous Waste Classes

(Bradenton, Fla., July 1, 2010) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering several online courses through 360 Training for employees visiting or working at an uncontrolled hazardous waste operation mandated by the government. The courses are approved by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The HAZWOPER 24 Hour course for workers visiting a hazardous waste site covers broad issues relating to hazard recognition at work sites. The fee is $225. In addition to the course, a day of hands-on training is required before entering a contaminated site.

Designed for workers assigned to a project at a hazardous waste site, the HAZWOPER 40 Hour course includes the following topics: protection against hazardous materials, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment, and OSHA regulations. The fee is $375. In addition, workers must complete three days of hands-on training before entering a contaminated site.

The HAZWOPER 8 Hour Annual Refresher course is continuing education for workers at hazardous waste sites. The course covers regulations, safety and health plans, hazardous chemicals, safety hazards, air monitoring, medical surveillance, site control, decontamination, personal protective equipment, and respiratory equipment. The fee is $49.

Other online classes include HAZWOPER 1st Responder Awareness and First Responder Operations Level II. The fee for each class is $75.

Upon completion of the course and additional hands-on training, participants are certified to assist with cleanup of the Gulf coast oil spill.

For more information, please call 941-363-7203 or to register for the classes, go to

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