HAZWOPER (8 Hour Refresher)

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Course Title: HAZWOPER (8 Hour Refresher)
Course ID: SAF-102
Status: CLOSED
Date(s): September 19, 2017: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Location: Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center
1625 118th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA
Instructor: Rocco Meraglia
Tuition: $150
$125 / $125* (Before August 18, 2017)
Class is Closed



** This course will be presented immediately following OSHA-10 training. Attendees may register for the OSHA-10 class and attend both if they wish **

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. The course is comprised of nine sections covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

Intended Audience:

Anyone working with or around hazardous waste, and who needs to renew their HAZWOPER certification. (Certification must be renewed yearly.)

Continuing Education Units: 0.80 CEUs

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Course Topics

  • HAZWOPER regulations
  • Site characterization
  • Toxicology
  • Hazard recognition
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Decontamination
  • Medical surveillance
  • Confined space entry
  • Emergency procedures

About the Instructor

Rocco Meraglia

Rocco Meraglia

Rocco Meraglia has 28 years experience in team building and workshops in courageous self leadership, Normalization of Deviance Incident & systems evaluations and project management improvements. He currently focuses toward conducting objective and independent systems reviews, Incident Investigation, and guest speaking on Leadership in safety and team work. 

Rocco is the Principle of MEM HSE Consulting , a business consulting firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia., with offices in Seattle. He has worked on some of the largest projects in the world. Including Ground Zero as the Hazardous Waste Removal Coordinator, Katrina Relief efforts, Mega Mining Construction Projects (Ekati Diamond Mine, Diavik Diamond Mine, Snap Lake Diamond Mine, Panama’s Mina de Cobre, Ambatovy Nickel-Madagascar, Baro Alto Project, Numerous Oil/Gas & Power projects as the field and corporate HSSE Director and as Corporate Director for multiple mining and EPCM organizations. Rocco has presented at international conferences on the topics of Leadership, Team Work, HSE, Wellness Programs, Hazard Analysis & Emergency Preparedness. 

Rocco provides risk assessment & gap analysis of HSSE systems from actual activities to provide a value added look at what the significant risk s are and to close them utilizing the “Reason Model” focusing on defenses and organization systems.

What to Bring

Drinks and snacks will be provided. Lunch will be on your own.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

Disability Accommodations:

To request disability accommodations, please contact us at or 425-270-3274 at least 30 days prior to the event.


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*Reduced tuition available to employees of Native American tribes, nonprofits, and government agencies; students; and NAEP members.

If you have any trouble registering please call (425) 270-3274 ext 103
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