HAZWOPER - Operations Level

  • Classroom

The initial responders at the HAZWOPER operational level are trained to respond defensively and instructed not to approach hazardous releases to stop the release. The responder function is to contain the release from a safe distance and to prevent exposures. You will be trained in the incident command system, essential HAZMAT response organization, site control, and the selection and use of proper personal protective equipment (PPE). The Department of Transportation Emergency Response Guidebook is also explained.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate, please contact the California JPIA training division by email, training@cjpia.org, within two business days of the training date, noting that the Authority is closed on Fridays. 


Topics Covered

  • Site Characterization and Analysis
  • Release Types, Including Incidental Release, Incidental Emergency Response, and Emergency Response
  • Identification and Recognition of Container Shapes and Markings
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Your Responsibilities as a First Responder to the Event


4 hours


CalOSHA Title 8, Section 5192



Who Should Attend:

Employees Who Have Potential Hazardous Materials Exposure And Are Required To Prevent Others From Exposure