New Mexico Laborers Training and Apprenticeship Fund

Hazardous Waste Worker

The Hazardous Waste Worker program prepares our Laborers to work safely and productively on hazardous waste remediation projects. The program meets all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training requirements under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Training is mandatory for all workers conducting hazardous waste remediation activities on all Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Priorities Listed (NPL) hazardous waste sites as well as all state, local, county, city, public, and private hazardous waste sites. Members working at Los Alamos Laboratories generally take this class as well prior to beginning employment at the Labs. Topics include:

  • Hazard Recognition on Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazardous Waste Health Effects
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Decontamination for Hazardous Waste Workers
  • Site Safety and Health Plan for Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Material Handling and Sampling at Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Workplace Monitoring
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Soil and Groundwater Remediation Technology
  • Legal Rights of Workers
  • Superfund and Community Relations