This five-day course prepares students to identify safety concerns and take offensive measures relating to hazardous waste on the job site. Students will be presented with hands-on scenarios that will help them to develop the skills to respond quickly and safely to hazardous materials accidents. This course is required for any person that may perform activities that will expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances, or any person working on a project consisting of uncontrolled hazardous waste operation mandated by the government. Certification will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The certification will expire after one year. The 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher course must be taken annually, beginning one year after initial certification is received.