Oiled Wildlife HAZWOPER training

  • Fri Jan 18th, 2019 9:43am
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If you’re interested in helping oiled wildlife response efforts here is your chance to receive free training — in advance of an oil spill.

• March 2, City Council Chambers, 321 E. 5th St., Port Angeles, WA, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

• March 23, Everett Community College, Jackson Conference Center, 2000 Tower St., Everett, WA, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Learn Important Safety Skills

This one-day interactive training will help you understand how to recognize, react, and protect yourself from the hazards associated with an oil spill. The class will cover hazardous situation recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures, and an overview of how oil spill response operations are conducted. The class also examines hazards associated with working around oiled wildlife.

NOTE: While some of the subject matter discussed is related to oiled wildlife specific hazards, this training is not a wildlife handling or treatment course.

Register at www.oilspills101.wa.gov.

What to Expect from

the Training

• Check in starts at 7:30 AM so please come early. Class will start promptly at 8:00 AM.

• Come prepared to be part of an interactive day of training, including demonstration of incident briefings and break out sessions for group discussions. Course materials will be made available.

• Light refreshments will be served, but you are on your own for lunch. The Port Angeles facility does not have a writing surface so you may want to bring a notebook or clipboard. The Everett facility provides desks.

• Upon completion, you will receive an 8-hr Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certificate. This class satisfies the annual HAZWOPER renewal requirements.

For further questions, please email Nhi Irwin at [email protected]