COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures for In-Person Training 

 To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we are taking the following measures:

Social distancing: Classrooms have been reorganized to help participants, instructors, and staff maintain a proper distance of at least six feet between each other.  To help ensure this, we also are limiting the number of participants per classroom.

Face masks: Facemasks must stay on during our in-person training. They should only be removed to eat or drink. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided for you. No masks with valves will be allowed.

Hand hygiene:  We are frequently washing our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  We ask that participants attending our in-person courses do the same.  We will also have alcohol-based hand sanitizer available in the classroom.

Cleaning and disinfecting: We are using EPA-registered disinfection products to disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, light switches, tables, and training equipment.

Symptom Monitoring:  For the health and safety of training participants and staff, we ask that if you present any of these symptoms, like coughing, sneezing, runny nose, or fever or been in contact with someone who has had these symptoms or any suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, please do not attend the scheduled training. Please notify us via email to  We will apply your registration fee to a future course.

While the guidelines set forth to protect your health and safety are constantly evolving, so will our response to it. Our team continues to monitor and follow recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local health officials, and UTHealth.  If we need to cancel an in-person course, we will refund your registration fee.


The Prevention, Preparedness and Response (P2R) Consortium
the Texas-Utah Consortium for Hazardous Waste Workers Training


Edinburg, Texas

August 16-20, 2021


The University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley

1201 W. University Dr. , Edinburg, TX
Edinburg, TX 78539

Driving Directions 


Regular Registration 
$55 - Students

$155 - Regular

Registration after (August 2, 2021)
$75 - Students
$250 – Regular

To receive the registration rate for Students, you must use your .edu email.

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Pamela D. Phillips
Program Coordinator 

UTHealth| School of Public Health
Prevention, Preparedness and Response (P2R) Consortium

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  
  • Incident Command System.

Registration Refund and Course Cancellation Policy

To cancel your registration, send an e-mail to 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 Consortium 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 Consortium, is supported by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).