Bay West and AIPG-MN are working together to sponsor two (2) seats in our next 40-Hour HAZWOPER training session for two AIPG-MN student members. This certification typically costs $975. Save yourself (and your future employer) the time and money and make yourself more attractive as an employee.
For any graduating geologist who hopes to start your career in one of the industries below, most jobs will require that employees be 40-Hour HAZWOPER certified before you can begin working in the field.
If an employer is looking to hire someone without this certification, they must pay for the $975 course PLUS one week of pay while the person is getting trained in order to get a new hire certified. All things being equal between two candidates, one with HAZWOPER and one without, the hiring company will very likely select the candidate with HAZWOPER certification.
Senior Project Manager · Geologist · AIPG-MN Member
“As a Group Leader at Bay West, I’m often involved in the interviewing and hiring process for entry-level field geologists and environmental scientists. This process begins with a review of candidate resumes. When we see that a candidate already has OSHA 40-hour training, that means they can hit the ground running almost on day one, rather than having to spend a full week in 40-hour training. This saves time and money and gives the candidate an advantage in a highly competitive job market.”
HAZWOPER is a set of guidelines made and maintained by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which regulates hazardous waste operations and emergency services in the United States of America. HAZWOPER applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees according to OSHA). This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances—including hazardous waste—and who are engaged in one of the following operations as specified by Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and CFR 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v)
Now that you know what HAZWOPER certification is, what the benefits are to you and your future employer, let’s get moving!