C.E.S.T., Inc
Comprehensive Environmental Safety Training, Inc.
C.E.S.T., Inc. - Occupational & Environmental Hazard Communication Professionals

Phone: 412-260-9831




  • 40 Hour Hazwaste Site Worker Protection
  • 24 Hour Hazwaste Site Worker Protection
  • 24 Hour Hazmat Technician (Level 3)
  • 16 Hour (Supplemental) Hazwaste Site Worker Protection
  • 8 Hour Hazwaste Site Manager
  • 8 Hour Annual Refresher Training
  • 8 Hour Incident Command
  • Hazard Communication Training
  • Confined Space Safety
  • 10 Hour OSHA General Industry
  • 8 Hour DOT Training
  • EPA 40 Hour HMIRO (165.5)
  • Blood Borne Pathogen (Prehospital)
  • First Responder Emergency Response to Terrorism Awareness Level 
  • Standard First Aid with CPR / AED – Adult 8 Hours
  • Standard First Aid with CPR – Adult 6 ˝ Hours
  • CPR / AED – Adult 4 ˝ Hours
  • 4 Hour First Aid
  • 4 Hour CPR – Adult
  • 1 ˝ Hour AED – Adult
  • 8 Hour Fall Protection
  • 24 Hour Confined Space Rescue Training
  • 40 Hour Confined Space Rescue Technician
  • Forklift Safety (Powered Industrial Trucks)
  • Electrical Safety NFPA 70(e)


The course, designed to exceed the requirements of 29CFR 1910.120(e), begins at 8:00 a.m. with dismissal approximately 6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Group lunch assignments are utilized to span the lunch hour. Individualized equipment is provided. This includes Self Contained Breathing apparatuses and Air Purifying Respirators. A variety of hands-on exercises, including direct reading instrument experience, are the foundation of our practical program. C.E.S.T., Inc. implements stringent record keeping requirements for training validation. We achieve regulatory compliance in a proper learning environment. Certificates and laminated wallet cards are issued upon completion. 



The courses are designed to validate the competencies required by paragraph(q)(6) of Hazwoper. It is required of any individual expected to participate in emergencies involving the release of hazardous materials.

The duration of each course depends on the level of competency implied by the employees duties. C.E.S.T., Inc. offers courses through the "On Scene Commander" [level (v)].

In addition to training we offer technical writing to support your planning efforts. With experience in a variety of industrial settings we bring an unique perspective to your emergency response needs. Feel free to call to discuss your situation.



Annual Refresher training is required of employees permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations. The relevance of any refresher depends on proper communication between the vendor and purchaser of the program.

C.E.S.T., Inc. will provide an informative refresher. We are continually following trends in OSHA, NIOSH, EPA and DOT for information of interest to our clientele. If there has been a change in any standard in the year since your last refresher; we'll keep you up to date. If you've had an experience you'd like clarified or addressed we need only communicate. If you leave it to us, we'll deliver an upbeat, relevant and valid refresher course. 


29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4)

Managers are required to receive an additional 8 Hours of specialized training. This program is usually an 8:00 to 4:00 pm program with topics following the requirements of the standard. In that the standard specifies the "employers" health and safety program, organizational structure, medical surveillance, training etc, a more relevant program is provided with company specific information. We can integrate existing data with site specific information upon request.



The terminal objective of this training program is to develop a reasonable “first step” guide for emergency response to terrorism by hazardous materials technicians, specialists and commanders in the chemical industry; and comply with the annual refresher competency demonstration requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6).

The modules will utilize “Emergency Response To Terrorism” self-study program. This program was developed by The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Federal Emergency Management Agency United States Fire Administration - National Fire Academy.
FEMA/ USFA/ NFA - ERT : SS June 1999. The relevance of this approach is evident as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standard for First responder training includes:

  • “(7) Trainers. Trainers who teach any of the above training subject shall have satisfactorily completed a training course for teaching the subjects they are expected to teach, such as the courses offered by the U.S. National Fire Academy, or they shall have the training and/or academic credentials and instructional experience necessary to demonstrate competent instructional skills and a good command of the subject matter of the courses they are to teach.”

A number of the required skills adopted by OSHA can be found in the NFA and NFPA documents. The approach permits national standardization for companies with plants in numerous states and a good foundation for small companies to benefit from nationally developed training objectives and validation techniques.

The course will use the five FEMA modules, first responder hazmat annual refresher competency demonstration requirements, and the Emergency Response Plan for the facility to create an environment relevant to the needs of the country in light of the recent acts of terrorism on the United States of America. This perspective should enhance response personnel participation and acquisition of skills. The appropriate citaion for OSHA Refresher will be integrated into the modular objectives.



C.E.S.T.,  Inc
312 N. Fourth Street
Clairton, PA  15025
Fax: 412-226-1028

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