The Hazwoper 40 hour course is a required training course following OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for workers that perform activities which 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.

Course Objectives

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

  • Read and understand OSHA regulations and requirements
  • Summarize Site Characterization
  • Understand 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
  • Understand Chemicals and the hazards they present in the workplace
  • Summarize the components of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and the steps for any Hazard Communication Program
  • Identify radiation hazards and different types of radiation
  • Identify different types of respiratory equipment
  • Understand Protection Factors
  • Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE
  • Understand the characteristics of each work zone
  • List the elements of site security
  • Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of decontamination and methods
  • Develop a Medical Surveillance Program and understand its purpose
  • Identify the types and methods of air monitoring
  • 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
  • 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

  • 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