GEOL 1331 Health and Safety (HAZWOPER)

Subject: GEOL
Catalog Number: 1331
Number of Credits: 3

HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) is a 40-hour course that promotes awareness of safety and response plans for those who may work with chemical and other hazards in the work-site. Students will learn how hazardous materials are handled and identified; human responses to exposure; learn what to do in case of site emergencies; use appropriate safety methods and work practice controls; and understand labels that are used to alert personnel of danger involving hazardous material. (Many employers in environmental consulting firms and other industries require 40-hour OSHA training.) The course will count as an elective in the Environmental Studies major.Offered once a year.

Course prerequisites