Professionals involved with hazardous waste operations, where potential exposure to regulated hazards exist, will learn how to maintain compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120 and 8 CCR 5192 regulations. Topics covered include chemical and physical hazard recognition, hazard controls, selection of personal protective equipment, air monitoring, respiratory protection, site control, decontamination, field–specific operations (drum handling, trenching and excavation, etc.) and an introduction to emergency response. Classroom instruction and a field exercise inform the use of personal protection equipment, monitoring, sampling and decon practices. Participants will receive a printed copy of the PowerPoint presentation and a CD containing the course manual. Individuals who are medically evaluated and present a physician’s written consent and bring their personal respirator will receive a complementary qualitative fit test.