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Environmental Field Worker Program/Hazwoper/OSHA


PLEASE NOTE:  The EPA Field Worker Program has been suspended until additional local soil remediation contracts are awarded.   Please check back in January 2013 to see updated status of program.


Environmental Field Worker Program

The core curriculum for the EFWP focuses on skills and certifications critical for entry level work in the Environmental Field.  Listed are the five modules (70 hrs) covered in the training program.



  • Includes regulatory overview; site characterization; toxicology; hazard recognition; chemical site control; decontamination; medical surveillance; confined space; excavations; air, personal, hazardous material monitoring and sampling; and emergency procedures.

10 Hour OSHA Construction Safety

  • Regulatory overview; basic electrical safety; fall protections; excavations; heavy equipment; spill hazards; lock out/tag out; tools and equipment.

2 Hour Lead Hazard Education/History

  • History of mining in St. Francois County; mine tailings and waste; health hazards of lead contamination in children and adults.

10 Hour XRF Analyzer/Radiation Safety

  • Basic radiation safety; compliance for ionizing radiation; safe use of XRF analyzers; intro to Niton XRF analyzer; overview of applications; alloy and soil analysis.

8 Hour Job Site Training

  • Exposed to the environmental field, giving a first-hand experience and a review of job site expectations.

Feel free to contact Bev Hickam, Workforce Development Director,