Save the Date: HAZWOPER Trainings

WR team in PPE Refugio 2015 Gayle Uyehara

Wildlife Recovery Team prepares to enter the Hot Zone at the Refugio Oil Spill (photo courtesy of Gayle Uyehara)

With the New Year comes resolutions, my first OWCN blog, and the most exciting of all – in person 24 hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Training dates!  We wanted to share these dates as early as possible, so those of you out there needing to complete this training can mark your calendars.  We will be creating online activities in our responder database shortly, so that those interested can sign up.  But please feel free to spread the word throughout the Network.

As of today, we have the following 2016 dates set (all classes are 3 days in length, from 8am to 5pm each day):

  • February 23rd – 25th in Redding (exact location TBD)
  • April 19th – 21st in Bakersfield (exact location TBD)
  • May 24th – 26th in San Diego (SeaWorld)
  • August 16th – 18th in Sausalito (The Marine Mammal Center)

As a reminder, if you wish to respond within the hot zone of an oil spill, you must have proof of current 24 hour HAZWOPER certification. Once this initial class is completed, you will be required to annually refresh your certification to maintain its active status, which can be accomplished via our OWCN online 8hr HAZWOPER Refresher course.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Cheers to a healthy, happy, HAZWOPER filled 2016!


5 thoughts on “Save the Date: HAZWOPER Trainings

  1. I’m looking to join the group. I’m formerly certified in WA state affliated with Seattle Aquarium. I’m currently in OC & would like to join the group certification in May at Sea World if possible. I look forward to the adventure!

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