4-Hour Basic Safety Training

Prerequisite: None
Class Hours: 4
Regulation(s): 29CFR 1910.120 (e)
Course Code: BST

This course is designed to acquaint students with various methods of observation needed to determine the presence of Hazardous Materials in the work place.

Also, it is a prerequisite to our 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Worker Program for those students who do not meet the prerequisite requirements.


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Open Enrollment Seminars

This class is not scheduled for any upcomming seminars. It is available for On-Site Training; call or E-mail us to schedule a seminar.

Course Regulation

This course is designed to acquaint students with various methods of observation needed to determine the presence of Hazardous Materials in the work place.

29 CFR 1910.120:
  • (e)(1)(i): All employees working on site (such as but not limited to equipment operators, general laborers and others) exposed to hazardous substances, health hazards, or safety hazards and their supervisors and management responsible for the site shall receive training meeting the requirements of this paragraph before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operationss that could expose them to hazardous substances, safety, or health hazards, and they shall receive review training as specified in this paragraph.
  • (e)(3)(i): General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.
  • (e)(3)(ii): Workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
  • (e)(3)(iii): Workers regularly on site who work in areas which have been monitored and fully characterized indicating that exposures are under permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits where respirators are not necessary, and the characterization indicates that there are no health hazards or the possibility of an emergency developing, shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
  • (e)(3)(iv): Workers with 24 hours of training who are covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and(e)(3)(iii) of this section, and who become general site workers or who are required to wear respirators, shall have the additional 16 hours and two days of training necessary to total the training specified in paragraph (e)(3)(i).
  • It is also a prerequisite to our 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Worker.

The Following Topics are Covered in this Course

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  • Regulatory Overview
  • Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Basic Site Control Procedures
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Hazardous Material Terminology
  • Course Review And Final Test

Other Course Options

On-Site Training

New Environment, Inc. offers On-Site Training for this course, call or E-mail us to schedule this course.

Individual Products

Instructor Materials

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4-Hour Basic Safety Training Lesson Plan

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The Following Topics are Covered by this Course

  • Regulatory Overview
  • Emergency Response Guidebook
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Basic Site Control Procedures
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Hazardous Material Terminology
  • Course Review And Final Test


$70.00 Add to Cart

Basic Safety PowerPoint CD




Student Materials

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4-Hour Basic Safety Student Classroom Material

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Student Material Includes:

Student Background Survey
Student Classroom Workbook
20 Question Test
Certificate Of Completion*
Participant Evaluation Form


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DOT Emergency Response Guidebook

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This Guidebook is primarily a guide to aid first responders in quickly identifying the specific or generic hazards of the material(s) involved in the incident, and protecting themselves and the general public during the initial response phase of the incident.

The Emergency Response Guidebook is updated every three to four years to accommodate new products and technology.

Use this DOT-issued guidebook to help you satisfy DOT's requirement that Hazmat shipments be accompanied by emergency response information (49 CFR Section 172.600).

2016 Emergency Response Guidebook Summary of Changes from 2012 ERG:
  • Replaced written instructions on page 1 with a flow chart to show how to use the ERG2016.
  • Expanded Table of Placards and updated title to Table of Markings, Labels, and Placards and Initial Response Guide to Use on Scene.
  • How to Use this Guidebook During an Incident
  • Expanded Rail Car Identification Chart and Road Trailer Identification Chart to two pages each.
  • Updated Table 1 and Table 3 based on new TIH data and reactivity research.
  • Updated pipeline emergency response information.
  • Added information about Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) markings.
  • Added all new dangerous goods/hazardous materials listed in UN Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods to 19th Revised Edition.
  • Added information on Emergency Response Assistance Plans (ERAP) applicable in Canada.

Published by the U.S. Department of Transportation.


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