NIEHS Hazwoper Training

The Texas-Utah Consortium for Hazardous Waste Worker Training (TUCHWWT) is a partnership between the University of Texas School of Public Health's Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and the University of Utah's Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, currently known as the Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (P2R) Consortium . The P2R Consortium offers hazardous materials worker training and a HazMat Leadership Academy designed for current or aspiring managers and leaders.

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NIEHS FREE Online Courses 

*FREE ONLINE 8 hour Hazwoper Refresher (first 100 registrations)

Available in both English and Spanish. Online 8 Hour Hazwoper Refresher Feedback

*FREE ONLINE 24 hour Hazwoper Certificate (first 50 registrations)

Our 24 hour hazwoper course will teach you how to protect yourself and stay safe, even if you have limited exposure to these types of hazardous substances. Additionally, the course gives you a though understanding of OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3). You should take this course if you work with or near hazardous materials under permissible exposure limits (PELs). 

If you work with hazardous materials that are above permissible exposure limits, you are required to take the 40 hour course. Please contact to schedule for the hands-on portion. Online 24 Hour Hazwoper Feedback

*40 hour Hazwoper (Hybrid) Certificate

We are holding a hybrid (online/in-person) 40 hour Hazwoper certificate through taking the 24 hour Hazwoper online (listed above), then you will need to contact to schedule the remaining 16 hours hands on portion to complete the full 40-hour Hazwoper certificate. 

*FREE Hazardous Materials Awareness Level Training 

Participants will learn how to understand and recognize a hazardous materials and how to use available resources and notify proper authorities in the event of a hazardous materials emergency. Online Hazmat Awareness Feedback

* FREE ONLINE Hazardous Materials Handling and Injury Prevention Certificate

This course consists of (4) modules: slips, trips, fall, ergonomics, safety for workers (general industry), and chemical hazards. Online Hazmat & Injury Prevention Feedback

*FREE "Train the Trainer" (Spring 2021), Salt Lake City

Want to be a Hazwoper instructor? Are you current in your 40 hour certification? We are looking for instructors! Please contact to register for our FREE Hazwoper Train the Trainer. 

*FREE ONLINE "Protecting Yourself from COVID 19 in the Workplace" Certificate (less than an hour)

Increase health and awareness for responders and workers with potential exposure to COVID-19. Employers and workers have responsibilities under the OSH Act. OSHA requires that employers provide a safe and healthy workplace free of recognized hazards and follow OSHA standards. Protect Yourself from COVID 19 in the Workplace Feedback

*FREE ONLINE "Business Safety Success" and "Workplace Safety Modification" During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Students will lean science-based best practices for keeping employees safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prodcedures or health monitoring, cleaning, sanitation, distancing, PPE, workplace modifications, and disinfection will be presented. This course provides ideas for re-constituting and re-structuring business operations to overcome the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Review of individual protections provided under HIPAA, ADA, and FFCRA is included.


Other FREE Online Courses

*FREE ONLINE Community Emergency Response Training Certificate

This course educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Online CERT Feedback

*FREE ONLINE Neighborhood Emergency Response Planning Certificate

This course trains individuals and communities how to work together in the coordination of responding to a disaster or emergency (based on the FEMA guide, "Are you Ready: A Citizen's Guide". Online NERP Feedback

Course Dates

40-hour HAZWOPER

March 2-6, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT
June 8-12, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT (Cancelled)
July 27-31, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT (Cancelled)
October 26-30, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT (moved to hybrid version)

8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher

February 3, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT
April 20, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT (Cancelled)
June 1, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT (Cancelled)
August 3, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT (Virtual)
October 2, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT (Virtual)
November 30, 2020 Salt Lake City, UT (Virtual)

Postponed to 2021

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a private or virtual course, please contact Rachel Brown, Program Manager at (801) 581-8042 or

Contact Us

Shalese Ramirez

Registration Coordinator
Phone: 801-581-4055
Fax: 801-585-5275

Luz Dominguez

Program Facilitator
Phone: 801-581-7909
Fax: 801-585-5275

Crystal Beall

Program Coordinator
Phone: 801-585-0808
Fax: 801-585-5275

Diane Johnson, PhD

CE Program Director
Phone: 801-585-7253
Fax: 801-585-5275