HAZMATEAM, Inc. is one of New England's Leading Environmental and Safety training providers.  Our professional staff provide training throughout New England, at our facility or yours

At HAZMATEAM, Inc. we specialize in providing for all your environmental, health and safety (EHS) training needs.  Our certified EHS trainers have 20 years hazardous materials training and management experience, and can provide you with superior instruction using quality equipment and materials.


HAZMATEAM was started by Leo Traverse in 1992 in his garage. Having worked for 4 chemical plants and one major hazardous waste TSDF for 12 years, it was time to use the knowledge gained over the years in safe transportation, safety, health, and environmental responsibility and share it with friends and new students in a no-pressure no-sales manner.

In 1994 we purchased the Old Elementary School in Hudson, NH, allowing serious hands-on training in a focused environment. Thousands of students taking advantage of this unique opportunity to this day, flying in from all over the USA.

HAZMATEAM's business plan is to provide hands-on activities, multiple hands-on workshops, training audits, and activities that support competency and confidence in the area desired. Our online courses are designed to give you the same experience as a live course while demanding competency - not only during the delivery, but with multiple workshops requiring a passing score before progressing.

Our competitors offer online courses that will take you a quarter of the time our courses will take. The difference: You will be confident and competent when you finish our course. 


For over 25 years, businesses have chosen HAZMATEAM, Inc. for competency based regulatory compliance training and support. Some of the reason include:

  • Over 50 online courses available 24/7
  • Over 25 courses offered at our training center in Hudson, NH
  • Our instructors are in tune with, and current experts in, the regulations
  • Master trainers focused on competency based results for your company

HAZMATEAM will help you and your employees effectively and confidently manage environmental, transportation, and health and safety requirements. 


HAZMATEAM, Inc. offers numerous Environmental, Health, Safety and Transportation courses in the following areas:

  • Emergency Response – HAZWOPER
  • Hazmat/DG Transportation – DOT 49 CFR, IATA, IMDG, Lithium Batteries
  • RCRA – Hazardous Waste – Federal and state specific courses
  • OSHA – GHS, Confined Space, Basic Electrical Safety, Fall protection, others…
  • Industrial Wastewater Operator
  • Or a hybrid of the above tailored to your needs

Interested in more information on our course offerings?


Site-Specific Training

Need site-specific safety training at your facility? HAZMATEAM, Inc. can supply on-site specialized training in many areas, including Emergency Response, Confined Space Rescue, Fall Protection, or any of classroom courses.    We can prepare a company specific training program, specific to your needs!   We will make special arrangements to hold training courses at your location, wherever you may be located. We supply all necessary equipment and materials.

We can also create a company specific online training course to meet your organization’s training needs.

Need training? Auditing? Consulting Services?


Key Staff


Leo Traverse

Leo Traverse CDGT, is a Sr. EH&S Trainer at HAZMATEAM, INC.  Leo has over 35 years of EH&S training, consulting, auditing and program development experience.  Having worked for a Hazardous waste TSDF for 12 years from handling hazardous waste, selling chemicals and training TSD workers and drivers has given Leo a solid foundation of superior knowledge and understanding.  Training is not just another job-it's fun and exciting.  Hands on competency based courses are always used whenever applicable.


Babson College
BS Business, 1973

Antioch Graduate School
MS, RMA, 1998

Activities & Affiliations

  • TEXTBOOK AUTHOR: "Generator's Guide to Hazardous Materials/Waste Management"
    1990, 430 pages. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, NY 10003
  • TECHNICAL ADVISOR: "Award Winning Video", "The Heat’s On"
    Commonwealth Films, Boston, MA


Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer (CDGT)
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, 2015
Certified Environmental Auditor (CEA) 1993

Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP)
Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, 2014

Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET)
Board of Certified Safety Officials, Certificate # 10455, January 1998

OSHA Authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer 1998
OSHA, Keene State College

OSHA Authorized Construction Outreach Trainer 2006
OSHA, Keene State College


Paul Dambek

Paul Dambek, CDGT, is a Sr. EH&S Trainer at HAZMATEAM, INC.  Paul has over 25 years of EH&S training, consulting, auditing and program development experience and has provided over 13,000 hours of live classroom training.  Paul has developed and produced over three dozen online EH&S courses.    Paul’s EH&S experience ranges from preparing HW contingency plans, to submittal of permit applications, to authoring over 1,000 safety data sheets.  

Paul has been employed with the Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance (OTA), in addition to working in the pharmaceutical, adhesive and metal processing industries.    In addition to training at HAZMATEAM, Paul has taught Organic Chemistry and tutored Fate and Transport courses at the University level.

Activities & Affiliations

  • Member of Dangerous Goods Trainers Association (member ID 5240)
  • Member of Danvers, MA Local Emergency Planning Committee, 1995-1996


  • Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer (CDGT)
    Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, 2015
  • Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP)
    Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, 2014
  • Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer (CET)
    Board of Certified Safety Officials, Certificate # 10455, January 2012
  • OSHA Authorized General Industry Outreach Trainer
    OSHA, Keene State College


Tufts University 
School of Civil Engineering
M.S., Hazardous Materials Management, 1992

Illinois State University
M.S., Organic Chemistry, 1986
B.S., Chemistry, 1984


Brian Hagopian

Brian Hagopian, CPIPhas started four successful corporations in Massachusetts brings over 35 years of experience in industrial, laboratory, high technology, and waste water environments to the waste water training sessions offered at Hazmateam. 

Brian is a dynamic and engaging speaker currently involved in teaching four industrial wastewater courses which have been approved by the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. These courses prepare waste water operators for industrial waste water licensing exams and provide licensed operators with state-approved training contact hours.  Brian is also an instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (WPI-BETC) where he teaches classes on the critical utilities (pure water, pH neutralization, cleanrooms, steam, and compressed air and gasses).

Brian is an active volunteer who believes strongly in education and lifelong learning.  Brian was one of the proud original founders of the Chelmsford Public Charter School in 1996 (now Innovation Academy) a charter school providing rich educational experiences to over 750 students in grades 5-12.  Brian is one of only 150 people worldwide to have received the Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) credential and is one of 6 people to have received the prestigious Hank Moes Lifetime Achievement Award for continued and significant contributions to the local life sciences industry


Colgate University
B.S., Chemistry, 1977

Activities & Affiliations

  • ISPE – International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, 1991- present
  • ASPE – American Society of Plumbing Engineers, 1989- present
  • PDA – Parenteral Drug Association, 1992- present
  • AFE – Association of Facilities Engineers, 2004- present
  • NEWEA - New England Water Environment Association, 2012 - present
  • NEIWPCC - New England Interstate Pollution Control Commission, 2012 - present
  • IACET - International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training, 2018 - present


  • CPIP, Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional received in 2012
  • CIPE, Certified in Plumbing Engineering received in 1996,
  • Massachusetts Licensed Industrial Wastewater Operator, Grade 2I since 1994, Grade 4I since 2013.

Selected Clients




Ironwood Pharmaceuticals






General Dynamics

MIT Lincoln Labs

General Electric

Mitre Corporation

BAE Systems




Brown University

Boston University

University of Massachusetts

University of New Hampshire


Illinois Tool Works





Garelick Farms