NRES 280: HAZWOPER Certification

This semester, I am taking NRES 280: Hazardous waste management.  Through this course, I will receive a certification for the 40 Hour HAZWOPER.  This class is a combination of lectures and hands on activities.  Some weeks, we get to put on protective level A suits to get the full experience (pictured below) and other weeks we get to learn about how to handle a hazardous situation.  The hands on experience is very fun; some weeks we get to put a puzzle together and play Operation to get used to how the suit feels and how hard it is to do simple tasks in them.  Through this course, I have learned a lot of useful information.  When applying for jobs, many of them want you to have this certification.  It is free to take this course! I highly recommend getting this experience.

-Alli

PPE suit

 

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