Event Profile

HAZWOPER 8-Hour First Responder Awareness and Refresher Training for Utility Personnel

September 14, 2022
DoubleTree Edgewater - Missoula


The pre-registration is currently closed. If you would like to attend this event, please come to the NWPPA registration desk at the hotel, and our onsite coordinator will be happy to help you.

Who Should Attend:

First responders who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and need to initiate an emergency response sequence by notifying the proper people; it is also for individuals who respond to releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release.

Related Events:

Environmental Task Force Meeting, September 13, 2022

SPCC Plan Development for Utility Personnel, September 15, 2022

Course Overview:

As part of NWPPA's Environmental Series, and designed for the needs of electric utilities, this course will refresh your knowledge and understanding of the requirements for hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) as required by 29 CFR 1910.120. This course, which also helps satisfy the annual HAZWOPER training required for recertification, trains operations-level responders to take defensive actions to a hazardous materials spill. It focuses on activities not intended to stop the release.

Course Highlights:

  • Applicable regulations
  • Hazard assessment and general hazards
  • Physical properties of hazardous chemicals used in utilities
  • Toxicology
  • PPE selection and use
  • Facility emergency response plans
  • Site control and entry
  • Construction safety and confined space
  • Decontamination
  • Hands-on training
  • Course Instructor:

    Russell Post, Russell Post Environmental Consulting

    Course Schedule:

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m. Mountain Time, and the class will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch, as well as morning and afternoon breaks, will be provided.

    Course Location:

    Doubletree by Hilton Missoula-Edgewater
    100 Madison Street
    Missoula, MT 59802
    (406) 728-3100
    Room Rate: $179
    Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than 8/22/2022, to secure this room rate.

    Course Fees:

    Utility Member Early Bird (extended to 9/14/2022): $410
    Utility Member Standard: $485

    Associate Member Early Bird (extended to 9/14/2022): $615
    Associate Member Standard: $690

    Non-member Early Bird (extended to 9/14/2022): $820
    Non-member Standard: $970

    Note: Organizations that register a group of employees will receive every fifth registration for free. For example, if you register five employees, you only pay for four; register 10 employees, you only pay for eight; and so on. There is nothing additional you need to do to receive this discount.

    Cancellation Policies:

    For webinarsvirtual classes, and section meetings: cancellation at least five days prior to the event, full refund; within 1-4 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.
    For in-person events: cancellation at least 30 days prior to the event, full refund; within 15-29 days, $100 fee; and within 1-14 days or no show, 100% of the registration fee.

    If canceling because the attendee is showing COVID-19 symptoms any time before the event, a full refund will be issued; if leaving during the event for COVID-19 reasons, a prorated refund will be issued.

    When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling; NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions. To request a refund, please contact Gail Patterson, Registrar, via email, Gail@nwppa.org, or call (360) 816-1450. 

    Safety Measures:

    As we continue to monitor and evaluate COVID-19 levels, we understand that the health and safety of our members, staff, and the community are of highest concern. We are asking everyone to do their part. NWPPA and local venues will follow applicable federal, state, and local health protocols. Assumption of Risk: COVID-19 has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. It is not possible for NWPPA or anyone else to completely prevent the presence of the disease. Therefore, if you choose to attend a conference organized by NWPPA and voluntarily enter onto premises where its conference is held, you are accepting the risk, without right of claim against NWPPA and its directors, employees, or agents, of being exposed to, contracting, and/or spreading COVID-19 and its variants.

    For More Information:

    To find out more about this event, or to learn about other events, view the Training and Event Catalog.