Three days remain for those of you that need to take the 8-hr HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response) Refresher training. The next online refresher will not be available until November, so if you are close to expiration, please complete the refresher now. Remember that you must complete the 8-hr refresher every year, in order to be eligible to respond in the field. If your refresher card passes its yearly expiration date, you will not be eligible to participate in recovery until you complete a refresher. If your last refresher was two or more years ago, you will be ineligible to participate in recovery and will be required to take the original 24-hr class over again.
A couple of tips for completing the refresher last minute with a high volume of users: 1) Make sure you are using a reliable, fast internet connection, 2) If you think the presentation is frozen during loading or it is taking a long time to load, allow it to load for at least 30 minutes. This way it fully loads before you begin, and won’t be as likely to freeze up, 3) Make sure you are clicking “SUBMIT” at the end of the exam, otherwise your score will not be recorded, 4) Do not open the presentation again after you have completed the exam. This resets your exam score to zero, 5) Any questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, have a safe and fun 4th of July holiday, and as Mike always says, “Don’t spill anything”!