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Contaminated Sites Health & Safety Training (40-Hour Hazwoper)

Contaminated Sites Health & Safety Training (40-Hour Hazwoper)

NEIA, in association with Atlantic Environmental Training & On-Site Services Inc., annually conducts a 40 Hour HAZWOPER (hazardous waste operations & emergency response) training course.


Dates: October 4-8, 2021
Register: Contact us at


Also known as the 40 hour contaminated sites course, this training is compliant with the requirements of the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120 HAZWOPER. Successful completion of the classroom and practical exercises will result in ‘certification’ for the attendees. This certification is recognized in the US and Canada for work performed at uncontrolled waste sites. DCC and PWGSC are now requiring contractors to have this certification to qualify for some tenders involving hazmat.

This course focuses on understanding US and Canadian health & safety regulations and practices; hazmat recognition; PPE/CPC selection; decontamination procedures; spill control & containment; exposure monitoring; spill reporting and spill response planning. Practical exercises include level ‘A’ and ‘B’ responses to simulated hazmat incidents. Full exposure to realistic spill scenarios designed by instructors with over 40 years experience, will make this one of the best training courses you have ever participated in.

For those who currently have valid 40 Hour certification (certificate training within the last two years), an 8 Hour Refresher is also offered. Click here for information on the 8 Hour Refresher.

The HAZWOPER course is designed for hazardous waste clean up (remediation) workers, treatment, storage and disposal workers, emergency response personnel, health and safety staff and environmental consultants. Course content is compliant with 29 CFR 1910.120(e) which satisfies municipal, provincial and federal requirements for health and safety training for site workers at uncontrolled waste sites in the US and Canada.

The 40 Hour Contaminated Sites Health & Safety Training (40 Hour HAZWOPER) meets the mandatory requirements of the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120(e) which also satisfies the requirements of Public Works and Government Services Canada for delivery on projects such as the Argentia Remediation Project.


Date: October 4-8, 2021
Location: TBD
Cost: NEIA Members: $1,475.00 (+HST); Non-members: $1,600.00 (+HST)


Holiday Inn St. John’s Conference Centre
180 Portugal Cove Rd, St. John’s, NL A1B 2N2

Physical distancing and COVID-19 protocols will be implemented for the in-class portion of the training – space will be more limited than in the past

Contact us at to register.

A $300.00 non-refundable (administration) charge will apply to registrant cancellations following the deadline date (September 17, 2021). A full refund will be granted if course is cancelled.

ABOUT Atlantic Environmental Training & On-Site Services Inc. (AET)

Atlantic Environmental Training & On-Site Services Incorporated (AET) is a Nova Scotia company with over forty years of experience in regulatory compliance, environmental training and project management of environmental issues. AET is Atlantic Canada’s largest provider of HAZWOPER training and a leader in Canada providing Hazmat Awareness and Spill Response Training to DND, industry and numerous government agencies from coast to coast.

Areas of expertise include:

  • EMS development & implementation
  • development and implementation of environmental training courses
  • environmental auditing including ISO 14000 series audits
  • hazardous waste management including PCB wastes
  • environmental health and safety planning
  • pollution prevention and sustainable development
  • conducting environmental assessments
  • environmental project management
  • development of household hazardous waste collection programs.

Staff currently hold a number of certifications including Certified Environmental Auditor (ISO 14000), Certified EMS Lead Auditor, Certified NFPA 472 Operations Level; TDGA and WHMIS Trainer, NETA Certified Environmental Trainer (USA Standard), Certified Environmental Technician and DFO Certification in Engineering and Aquatic Environments.

Training courses offered by AET include:

  • 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Training (HAZWOPER)
  • Environmental Awareness and Environmental Assessment Training
  • Environmental Liabilities and Due Diligence
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations (TDGA)
  • NFPA 472 Awareness & Operations Level

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