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Oklahoma State University

Oklahoma Hospital HAZWOPER


for First Receivers

Version 10.0

The Oklahoma State Department of Health and Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT) Professional Development Department Present:


2020 HAZWOPER for First Receivers Certification/Recertification Course

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) now requires a consistent certification/recertification training program for all Health Care Facilities (HCF) in Oklahoma that are participating in the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)grant. This program emphasizes adherence to the January 2005 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) release of the “Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims from Mass Casualty Incidents Involving the Release of Hazardous Substances”. Please note that in order for the state to incur the costs of your facility’s training, the training included in this program must be completed by the end of this ASPR fiscal year, June 30, 2020.

Oklahoma State University (OSU) CEAT Professional Development Department has produced a course in conjunction with the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) titled “HAZWOPER for First Receivers Certification/2020 Recertification Course.” This course meets and/or exceeds the requirements and guidelines of OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This program is a state-wide recognized program. If a participant leaves the employment of one facility within the state for employment with another facility, the participant’s certification qualifications will be maintained. The current employer is then responsible for training on conditions unique to their facility.

Under this contract CEAT Professional Development agrees to meet the applicable portion of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act: 34 CFR Section 99). Necessary recordkeeping regarding FERPA is included in this training. In order to meet the Federal Privacy requirements, all participants must complete a training records release form to give CEAT Professional Development permission to release their exam scores to OSDH and the employer. The form (page 1 of the exam), containing an original signature, must be submitted to CEAT Professional Development with the participant’s completed exam to get full credit for the training.

It remains the employer (HCF) responsibility that employee qualifications meet OSHA medical requirements under both HAZWOPER 29 CFR 1910.120 and Respiratory Protection 29 CFR 1910.134 (included on the enclosed HCF CD), and to keep accurate employee medical and training records

**Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Hospital Preparedness Program Cooperative Agreement.