Hazardous Substance Training
The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center provides Hazardous Substance Training (HST) courses as scheduled and contract courses that can be tailored to a particular group's needs. The target audiences for HST training include:
- State and local health and environmental agency personnel;
- Other professionals engaged in the management of hazardous substances; and
- Community residents, educators, and leaders with concerns regarding the environmental contamination and issues of public health arising from exposure to hazardous substances.
The training is intended to prepare professional personnel to properly carry out their responsibilities in the hazardous substance response and site remediation activities authorized by Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986. This workforce is in continuing need of training through continuing education courses with specialization in the occupational and environmental health and safety field.
Some HST courses include:
- HAZWOPER : 40 Hour initial; and 16 Hour and 8 Hour refresher courses
- HAZWOPER Incident Command
- Confined Space
- Clandestine Methamphetamine Lab Awareness Training
- Mold Assessment and Remediation
- Health Effects of Pesticides
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Respiratory Protection
- Disaster Preparedness
- Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Disaster Preparedness
- DOT Regulations in Transporting Hazardous Substances
- Environmental Health
- Environmental Regulations
- Health Effects of Exposure to Heavy Metals
- Environmental Risk Assessment
For additional information on Hazardous Substances, go to the NIEHS Superfund Basic Research Program.