Event Profile

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

September 2, 2020
Grouse Mountain Lodge
2 Fairway Dr.
Whitefish, MT 59937 


This event has been cancelled. For questions or to find out about future training opportunities, please contact Jenny Keesey at (360) 816-1458 or jenny@nwppa.org.

Who Should Attend:

This is required training for 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 Event:

Environmental Task Force Meeting, September 1, 2020

SPCC Plan Development for Utility Personnel, September 3, 2020

Course Overview:

A 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, such as hazard assessment; selecting and using protective equipment; implementing the facility emergency response plan; and setting up decontamination.

Course Objectives:

Highlights include:

  • 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:

Kirk Clarich, Kirk Clarich Consulting

Course Schedule:

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., 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 & Hotel Information:

Grouse Mountain Lodge
2 Fairway Dr.
Whitefish, MT 59937

Room rate: $217 for a golf view room

Please book your room as soon as possible, but no later than July 16, 2020, to secure this rate. Mention that you are coming in with the NWPPA group when booking your reservation. 

Course Fees:

Utility Member Early Bird (ends 8/02/2020): $400
Utility Member Standard: $475

Associate Member Early Bird (ends 8/02/2020): $600
Associate Member Standard: $675

Non-member Early Bird (ends 8/02/2020): $1,200
Non-member Standard: $1,275

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations are accepted, with full refund, if request is made at least 30 days prior to the course. Within 30 days, fees are as follows: 15-29 days, $100; 1-14 days or "no show," 100 percent of registration fee. When possible, please send a substitute instead of canceling. NWPPA does not charge a fee for substitutions.

Continuing Hours:

This course qualifies for six continuing hours. Certificates are issued upon full completion of the course.

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Grouse Mountain Lodge

For More Information:

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

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Kirk Clarich
Organization: Kirk Clarich Consulting, LLC

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