Chemicals should not coincide with fear. Laying the groundwork for safety is key.


Chemicals are very much a part of our daily lives, as the needs of society demand their use and production. However, this also increases daily exposure to chemicals, sometimes in a negative way. Chemical exposure can have harmful effects and create hazardous waste if not used properly, affecting both the people that work with them and the environment.


Hazardous Chemicals


A hazardous chemical, as defined by the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS), is any chemical that presents a physical hazard or a health hazard. Whether manufactured or naturally-occurring, chemicals can have the potential to be toxic. If direct exposure is possible, preparedness is necessary.


Whether you are working as an emergency responder in the release of hazardous substances or volunteering at a clean-up operation dealing with hazardous waste, the knowledge that comes with proper training in the OSHA HAZWOPER requirements will keep you safe regardless of the dangerous situation you might encounter. Accidental releases of hazardous wastes are never planned. You can take control of your safety by learning how to quickly and safely respond.


HAZWOPER stands for “Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response” as guided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Knowledge of its content and goals is crucial to maintaining a safe and secure atmosphere when working with hazardous materials. Any individual or group that works with hazardous materials needs to know how to protect themselves, their co-workers, and the environment. All can be directly affected in life-altering ways without proper training and education.


The best way to stay safe from hazardous chemicals is to complete the appropriate training. At , there are a variety of HAZWOPER courses available to meet your safety training needs that comply with OSHA Standard 1910.120 for hazardous waste operations and emergency response.


Browse our available courses to see which would best protect you from hazardous workplace scenarios.




The HAZWOPER 40-hour course is a required training course following OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for workers that perform activities that expose or may potentially expose them to hazardous materials during clean-up procedures.


The HAZWOPER 24-hour course is required for employees visiting a Hazardous Waste site mandated by the U.S. Government using the HAZWOPER training standard in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.


The HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher Course meets all of the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for eight hours of HAZWOPER annual refresher training that is required for workers who remove waste and could potentially be exposed to hazardous substances.


Why choose our courses? Our content was written and designed by a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with over 30 years of real-world experience. Our developers also teach on-site HAZWOPER courses as well, utilizing a hands-on approach, and has provided this training for numerous Fortune 500 companies around the country.


Our courses were designed for those working in the industry. We keep a variety of experience levels and needs in mind. Expect no time-consuming fluff. We stick to the meat of the material to make sure you are best-prepared for all situations and needs involving hazardous chemicals, materials, and waste.

Chemical Primer and Hazwoper Training