Nunez Offering Free Hazardous Materials Training Nov. 16

Nunez Community College, in conjunction with Nova Southeastern University, will provide an 8 hr. Hazardous Materials Disaster Awareness Training Course (SEAMIST) on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center on campus located at 3710 Paris Road in Chalmette.

This is a state recognized industrial certification and all successful participants will receive a Nova Southeastern University Certification for their employment records.


  • Nunez Students
  • HAZMAT first responders (law enforcement, fire rescue etc.)
  • HAZMAT technicians
  • port and oil platform workers
  • emergency medical technicians/paramedics
  • emergency management personnel
  • workers who handle, move or remove, ship or transport hazardous materials
  • tugboat operators
  • drivers who transport hazardous materials
  • other community and business stakeholders

The HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS course involves 8 HOURS of classroom instruction, case studies, and interactive tabletop scenarios emphasizing awareness of potentially hazardous materials that are handled, transported or loaded and unloaded in a maritime setting through mechanisms such as labels and markings, the Emergency Response Guidebook, or information stations. In addition, this course stresses the concept of “observe and report” in the case of an incident, with an emphasis on keeping the trainees and others a safe distance from the hazardous material.

Once SEAMIST is completed, participants are eligible for: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONS.

The Hazardous Materials Operations course is designed to educate trainees in the defensive aspects of handling hazardous materials spills and incidents through 16 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on activities, with 8 hours of Awareness-level (SEAMIST) training completed as a prerequisite. Defensive efforts include activities to prevent the spread of leaked or spilled materials through actions such as damming and diverting, as well as the proper use of personal protective equipment(PPE), including the donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) of PPE.

Hazardous Materials Operations training will take place on Monday and Tuesday, November 19 & 20, 2018  from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Cafe.

For More Information or to register, please call (504) 278-6419 or visit