FKCC Offers Training Course for Oil Spill Relief Workers

As part of Florida Keys Community College’s ongoing efforts to remain responsive as the community prepares for pending impact from the Gulf oil spill, the college will offer two 24-hour OSHA HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard) Technician Level training courses for community members to become certified oil spill relief workers. The first session will be held Wednesday, May 19 through Friday, May 21 from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Key West campus. The second session will be held at Monday, May 24 through Wednesday, May 26, from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at the college’s Middle Keys Center located at Marathon High School.

This course expands upon basic safety topics taught in the 4-hour OSHA Marine Oil Spill Post-Emergency Response training sessions that were held last week at FKCC. Those who have completed the 4-hour training will be dismissed at 12:00p.m. on the last day of the session and will receive a $50 price deduction.

The cost of the 24-hour OSHA HAZWOPER Technician Level training course is $575. There is a 40 person maximum per session. For more information or to register for the course, call FKCC Director of Continuing Education Cathy Torres at 305-809-3250.