Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training

Purdue corporate safety team participants pictured above are as follows: Frank Cruice, Joe Bedard, Derek Helms, Paul Becker, Brendan Smith, and Jennifer Calloway. Other industry participants pictured above are as follows: Noah Hakes, John Griscavage, and Darryl See. Millersville University students participating in the training are as follows: Nigel Marquez, Dan Yost, Madison Potts, Emily McComsey, Zoey Chapman, Vaughn Weldon, Sophia Farrell, Skylar Tsosie, Kyle Smith, Meghan Nolan, Kelci Stonebraker, Clark Moser, Ben Weaver, Brianna Reitnauer, Phil Gomba, Kerri DeWitt, Ryan Sarge, Simon Maier, Nathan Meyers, Jon Schwartz, Matt Hoffman, and Seth Worley.

April 7th to 9th, Perdue corporate safety and security team partnered with Millersville University ASSP student section to provide Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training for twenty-two Millersville University students, primarily safety majors and minors. The training comprised initial in-class theory as well as practical field training. During the practical exercises, students learned about the incident command system (ICS) and donned/doffed appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). They also set up a decontamination zone and worked as a team to contain a simulated leak/spill response scenario. The Perdue safety team provided the hazardous materials (HAZMAT) equipment and PPE. Students performed a tabletop drill and received a 24-hour HAZWOPER certificate. In addition to the training, Purdue corporate human resources conducted a lunch and learn with students to discuss career and internship opportunities.

– Contributed by Dr. Betty-Jo Bowers

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