HAZWOPER is Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response and is covered by OSHA’s standard 1910.120. This covers organizations who have hazardous materials, such as hazardous waste cleanup sites, facilities with hazardous chemicals that require an emergency response team, or hazmat cleanup operations.

At Provenio, our training is engaging and informative! We use a variety of hands-on drills and other gamification exercises so your team will enjoy and remember what they learned in class! We teach the why behind chemical reactions to the level that your team needs to understand, based on the substances in their facilities. We can also provide support for hazmat teams to develop or refine their policies and procedures, help you find the right PPE, and figure out what you need.

HAZWOPER is Principal Consultant Brad Kramer’s favorite course to teach because it draws on his firefighting, watershed, industry and training experiences. Brad has attended the National Fire Academy three times in his career for advanced training & hazmat courses, was an accredited fire instructor, is on the MN Homeland Security & Emergency Management’s Regional Review Committee to advise county emergency management for hazmat response planning, board of state and local watersheds, and is a member of the Community College Consortium for Health and Safety Training (CCCHST), which has a hazmat instructor focus. He brings this experience to your team for top-notch training!

Core areas of training for HAZWOPER includes chemical properties & hazards, hazard recognition, PPE including hazmat suits & respiratory protection, atmospheric monitoring, incident command, decontamination, site control, site characterization & analysis, medical surveillance, spill control & cleanup methods, rescue tactics, and other skills related to HAZWOPER requirements & job-specific conditions. 



24-hour HAZWOPER is intended for emergency response teams that will respond to chemical releases & emergencies.


40-hour HAZWOPER is intended for hazardous waste cleanup sites.


OSHA requires an annual refresher to maintain HAZWOPER certification. We highly recommend quarterly refresher trainings so employees keep their skills sharp.

8-Hour IC

Incident command training is intended for hazmat team leaders who will fill IC roles and have a greater level of responsibility and expertise required.

8-Hour Awareness

Awareness training is intended for employees who will not be exposed to hazmat hazards, but should be trained to recognize leaks, direct evacuations, support emergency response teams, and other indirect response roles.