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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LIUNA Training and Education Fund | Evaluated Learning Experience

Hazardous Waste Supervisor HAZ.S


16 hours.

LIUNA Pomfret, CT, and other LIUNA approved training centers

April 2011 – Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define leadership; list six skills or characteristics of an effective leader; list the six basic steps of decision making; list and explain the five key points of effective communication; explain how body language influences verbal communication; list the points to consider when evaluating a message; explain how attitude can impact communication; list the steps to follow when evaluating written communication; list the steps to follow when planning a safety meeting; explain the supervisor’s responsibilities as they relate to the site-specific safety and health plan; explain the term “living document”; identify the 14 sections of a typical site-specific safety and health plan; state the objective of a Quality Assurance Project Plan; list the typical information recorded on a chain-of-custody form; name three other kinds of records the supervisor might be responsible for maintaining; list the three categories of stress; list the four phases of disaster response; list six signs of cognitive stress response; list six signs of physical stress response; list six signs of emotional stress response; explain the purpose of debriefing sessions; list and explain the 11 requirements OSHA has established for a minimal acceptable respirator program (MARP); perform a quantitative fit test according to OSHA guidelines; perform a qualitative respirator fit test according to OSHA guidelines; list the criteria that must be factored when selecting PPE for site workers; identify and explain the two ground rules of decontamination; state at least four reasons why workplace monitoring is performed; explain the supervisor’s role in the workplace monitoring program; explain the difference between an instrument calibration and a bump check; give information that the supervisor or worker on a cleanup site can give to the media; list the times when the media may become involved with a site; state the employer’s “general duty” under the OSH Act; explain why workers’ legal rights should be respected on a hazardous waste project, even more so than on a general construction project; explain the workers’ basic rights and protections under the “Whistleblower” program; explain management’s role as it relates to safety on the job site; explain the worker’s role as it relates to safety on the job site; identify how the supervisor fits into the “big picture” of workers’ legal rights; and state the possible legal consequences of deliberate or willful disregard of safety standards on the part of the supervisor, if such action results in a serious injury or death.


Major topics include leadership skills, prepare for emergencies and understand the legal rights and requirements of hazardous waste workers. This course builds upon the information provided in the 80-hour Hazardous Waste Worker course.

Credit recommendation: 

In the associate/certificate degree category, 1 semester hour in Construction Technology (4/16) (4/21 revalidation).