May 21-25, 2018


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
1201 W. University Dr. Edinburg, TX 78539
Education Building (EEDUC building #39 on the campus map) in room 1.504



Pamela D. Phillips
Program Coordinator 
UTHealth| School of Public Health
Prevention, Preparedness and Response (P2R) Academy 


40-Hour HAZWOPER UTRGV 2018 

About the Course

The HAZWOPER Hazardous Materials course for general site workers is a week-long class. The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120) applies to employers and their employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances--including hazardous waste--and who are engaged in one of the following five operations: 1) clean-up operations conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; 2) corrective actions covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); 3) voluntary clean-up operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; 4) operations conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by the RCRA Emergency Response; 5) operations involving hazardous substances. 

Course Topics

Hazard/risk assessment techniques; selection and use of PPE; decontamination procedures; control, containment, and confinement operations; implementing emergency response plans; classification, identification, and verification of materials; and Incident Command System.

Regular Registration 
$75 - Students

$150 - Regular

Registration after (April 16th, 2018)
$100 - Students
$250 – Regular


To receive the registration rate for Students, you must register using your .edu e-mail address and present your student ID upon sign-in on the first day of class.

Registration Refund and Course Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, send an e-mail to Pamela.D.Phillips@uth.edu. To refund your registration, we must receive your cancellation e-mail no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. We will deduct a $50 administrative fee from the refunded amount. Cancellations received after the refund deadline will not be processed. If you paid your registration via check, provide the check number in your e-mail.

P2R Academy reserves the right to cancel a course no later than 10 business days prior to the course start date. If we cancel a course, we will notify you via the e-mail address provided on your registration form. Our liability for cancelled events is limited to the registration fee paid per course.


Training, provided by P2R Academy, is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under awards U45ES019360 and UH4ES027055.