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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City District Council of Carpenters Training Center | Evaluated Learning Experience

Hazardous Waste


40 hours. 

The New York City District Council of Carpenters, 395 Hudson Street, New York, NY, or approved work sites.

October 2016 - May 2023. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this coursethe student will achieve credentials recognized by the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), Center to Protect Workers Rights, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. Learners gain insight of regulatory law that envelopes Hazardous Waste Sites, and they become knowledgeable of these entities’ mandates. Trainees are subjected to physical and written examinations and must complete the course with satisfactory results. Students dress in three modes/levels of Hazardous Waste gear and rotate through stations to simulate a situational awareness of proper dressing techniques. Also, students will be able to explain the fire triangle and its element, explosive limits, the PH scale, oxygen enriched and deficient atmospheres, health effects of exposure, control measures, and levels of protection. In addition, the trainees will demonstrate the propter doffing (putting on) and doffing (taking off) respirators and the different levels of hazardous waste suits. Students will comprehend the different site zones conducive of and mandated by regulatory law.


Instruction includes lectures utilizing PowerPoints and manuals provided to students that demonstrate various techniques such as, proper dressing, inspection, and donning and doffing respirators. The facilitation of this course concludes with a written assessment and physical application of learned techniques.  Topics include; legal rights and responsibilities,  hazard communication, monitoring and sampling, respirators, decontamination, confined space, and safe work practices are emphasized.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hours as a technical elective in Carpentry or Construction Technology (10/20).