Training Requirements

NWFF Employees receive extensive training

NWFF is firmly committed to the education and training of all employees. Independent consultants and NWFF specialists are utilized for classroom and hands-on training. Each employee receives extensive on the job training by qualified supervisors prior to entering a new position.

NWFF has a NET (New Employee Trainee) program which involves mentoring new employees to their fullest potential.

NWFF engages in a continuous training and medical monitoring program consistent with 29 CFR 1910.120.  All production employees are required to successfully complete a forty-hour (HAZWOPER) basic health and safety training program designed to educate the employee with the identification, evaluation and control of safety and health hazards associated with handling hazardous wastes.

Curriculum includes:

  • Regulatory overview
  • Hazardous substances
  • Toxicology
  • Principles of safety
  • Protective clothing
  • Respiratory protection
  • Levels of protection
  • Decontamination
  • Air monitoring
  • Site control
  • Emergency procedure

Additional training is provided in blood borne pathogens, first aid, CPR, confined space entry and rescue, DOT training, ICS, and oil spill response.  Each employee, at a minimum, receives an additional eight hours of annual review training, annual respiratory fit-test training and bi-annual forklift certification.  Most employees exceed this requirement by attending specialized classes and or seminars relevant to the hazardous waste industry.

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