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.

This course covers 24 hours of instruction, required by 29 CFR 1910.120(e) (3), OSHA’s Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response training standard.

The course is designed for workers that occasionally are on site for a limited time or task and who are generally unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published limits. This course is also applicable to workers who are regularly on site and work in areas with the following characteristics:

  • the site is monitored and fully characterized indicating that exposures are under permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits,
  • the site does not required the use of respirators,
  • the site contains no health hazards or the possibility of an emergency developing.

This course is comprised of 14 sections, covering topics pertaining to work place hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and recall OSHA regulations and requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Site Characterization.
  • Identify the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures.
  • Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers, and reactive chemicals.
  • Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE.
  • Recognize the principles of decontamination methods as well as levels of decontamination.
  • Define a Medical Surveillance Program and its purpose.
  • Recall characteristics of the confined space permit system, such as main confined space atmospheric hazards and types of ventilation.
  • Describe the medical concerns associated with confined spaces.
  • Indicate the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and action for personal safety and the safety of others.

Topics Covered

  • Written Safety and Health Program
  • Site Characterization and Analysis
  • Training Program
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Sanitation at Temporary Workplaces
  • Monitoring
  • Handling Drums and Containers
  • Decontamination
  • Emergency Response Plan