40-Hour HAZWOPER HAZWOPER Certification & Training
Available Nationwide, Including TX, CA, NJ, NY, AND FL

The Hazwoper 40 Hour course is required for employees who are engaged in Hazardous Waste Clean-up & Removal or other activities that could expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances as mandated by the U.S. Government using the HAZWOPER training standard in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.

  • 40-Hour Course
  • Personalized Certificate of Completion
  • Courses Available 24/7
  • Take Course at Your Own Pace

40-Hour HAZWOPER Course Overview

The 40-hour HAZWOPER 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.

This course covers 40 hours of instruction required by 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3), OSHA’s Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response training standard.

This course is designed for General site workers engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards.

It is comprised of 24 sections, covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards and is intended for workers:

  • who are participating in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency response removal,
  • who will be required to wear a respirator and
  • are likely to be exposed to Hazardous Substances over PEL (Permissible Exposure Limits).

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.

For those who need it, we also offer 24-Hour HAZWOPER online training.

Course Objectives

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

  1. Read and understand OSHA regulations and requirements
  2. Summarize Site Characterization
  3. Understand the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures
  4. Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers and reactive chemicals
  5. Understand Chemicals and the hazards they present in the workplace
  6. Summarize the components of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and the steps for any Hazard Communication Program
  7. Identify radiation hazards and different types of radiation
  8. Identify different types of respiratory equipment
  9. Understand Protection Factors
  10. Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE
  11. Understand the characteristics of each work zone
  12. List the elements of site security
  13. Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of decontamination and methods
  14. Develop a Medical Surveillance Program and understand its purpose
  15. Identify the types and methods of air monitoring
  16. Understand confined space permit system; be able to identify the main confined space atmospheric hazards, types of ventilation and gain an overall understanding of medical concerns associated with confined spaces
  17. Understand the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and actions to personal safety and the safety of others

Topics Covered:

  1. Written Safety and Health Program
  2. Site Characterization and Analysis
  3. Training Program
  4. Medical Surveillance
  5. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  6. Sanitation at Temporary Workplaces
  7. Monitoring
  8. Handling Drums and Containers
  9. Decontamination
  10. Emergency Response Plan

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