OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training – 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)
In accordance with Federal OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e) regulations
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OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40 Hour Training course is designed for individuals seeking initial Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response certification, commonly called HAZWOPER certification, for compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e) regulations. The OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training is the standard requirement for general site workers who are engaged in hazardous materials removal or other activities which could expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances necessitating an emergency response.
OSHA 1910.120 requires that workers must have the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training and at least three days of actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor. After the initial OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training, shorter HAZWOPER refresher courses are required to maintain HAZWOPER certification.
The OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification prepares HAZWOPER general industry and emergency response workers to function safely and effectively in a range of scenarios concerning hazardous waste and hazardous materials. The HAZWOPER certification covers OSHA policies and HazMat work practices and procedures to reduce the risk of injury, illness, or accident in hazardous work zones.
The HAZWOPER training is required for employees involved in:
- Hazardous waste cleanup operations required by a government body;
- Cleanup operations at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sites;
- Hazardous waste operations that occur at treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities;
- Activities that take place at hazardous waste generators; and
- Emergency response actions that involve the release of toxic or hazardous substances.
Some of the benefits of HAZWOPER OSHA Online Training
Once you complete the 40 hours of required study time for the initial HAZWOPER certification, you can take the final exam. Upon passing the final exam you will receive an electronic certificate of your OSHA HAZWOPER training completion which will be emailed to you immediately. The Plastic Wallet ID Card will arrive in U.S. mail within 2-3 weeks after you upload or email your passport style photograph.
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- Our telephone support is available Monday to Saturday 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific time).
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- Email: info@HAZWOPER-OSHA.com
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Our Interactive OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training adds more value for the learner by creating a two-way dialogue, enabling a personalized and user-focused experience from start to finish. We continually update our HAZWOPER training content and add new videos, graphics, and animations to make the user experience interesting and intuitive. We strive to make learning about hazardous materials and emergency response enjoyable as well as educational!
Every module in our OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training certification course is narrated by professional voice actors who KNOW how to bring words to life in an enthusiastic, conversational tone. We firmly believe the right voice can elevate your learning experience and make hazardous materials training more enjoyable.
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The OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification course is taken entirely online, and the material can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a computer, iPad®, iPhone®, or an Android® device of your choice. All you need is a fast internet connection and access to a web browser in order to complete your mandatory HAZWOPER training.
All of our courses are built using HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Flexibility is not limited to any one place or time anymore! Complete your OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training on your computer or from the comfort of your own palm.
Our cloud based Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile devices without retaking any training content. You can stop your HAZWOPER training in the middle of a lesson on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire lesson in order to move from one device to another.
The core objective of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training is to meet OSHA’s HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) for the general industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) for the construction industry. According to this standard, once workers have completed the initial 40 hours of training, the worker must get supervised field experience. After the initial training is complete, the shorter OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER refresher courses will be sufficient to maintain certification.
According to 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i):
General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous materials removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.
Upon completion of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training, the learner will be able to:
- Fully understand OSHA HAZWOPER general industry and construction regulations and requirements related to general site workers;
- Comprehend OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and Globally Harmonized System (GHS);
- Understand the importance of an effective HAZWOPER Site Safety and Health Program;
- Identify potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers, hazardous mixtures, and reactive chemicals;
- Understand basic toxicology and chemical safety principles and how they are related to chemical exposure;
- Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of decontamination and its methods;
- Understand site characterization by identifying site hazards and steps to minimize these hazards;
- Understand the uses of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to identify and select the correct PPE related to a particular hazardous waste worksite;
- Understand the components of an effective Medical Surveillance Program;
- Understand the various considerations of an environmental emergency response and the training and actions needed for personnel safety and the safety of others;
- Explain potential dangers of confined spaces;
- Understand procedures for safe handling, storage, and transportation of compressed gas cylinders;
- Recognize the air monitoring and detection tools available to hazardous waste site workers.
The OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Course Syllabus
- Module 1: Regulatory Overview- Module 1 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training covers OSHA and HAZWOPER standards for the general industry (29 CFR 1910.120) and for the construction industry (29 CFR 1926.65), in addition to relevant NFPA and DOT information.
- Lesson 1: OSHA and the HAZWOPER Standard
- Lesson 2: Hazard Communication
- Lesson 3: NFPA System and DOT Labels
- Module 3: Site Characterization- Module 3 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training covers the establishment of hazardous work zones and security strategies to keep potentially hazardous areas safe.
- Lesson 6: Off-Site Characterization
- Lesson 7: On-Site Survey and Monitoring
- Lesson 8: Site Control Strategy
- Lesson 9: Site Work Zones
- Lesson 10: Site Security and Communication
- Module 5: Toxicology- Module 5 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training provides an overview of general toxicology and a survey of chemical hazards that target specific bodily organs.
- Lesson 13: Introduction to Toxicology
- Lesson 14: Chemicals and Target Organ Toxicity
- Lesson 15: Factors Influencing Toxicology
- Module 6: Hazard Classification- Module 6 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training covers the various types of hazards found on a HazMat worksite, from chemical hazards to bloodborne pathogens.
- Lesson 16: Job Hazard Analysis
- Lesson 17: Physical and Chemical Properties
- Lesson 18: Fire and Oxygen Deficiency
- Lesson 19: Physical Hazards
- Lesson 20: Other Hazards
- Lesson 21: Bloodborne Pathogens
- Module 7: Chemical Hazards- Module 7 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training surveys the types of chemical hazards commonly found on HazMat worksites, ranging from hazardous mixtures to explosives.
- Lesson 22: Corrosives
- Lesson 23: Hazardous Mixtures
- Lesson 24: Solvents
- Lesson 25: Oxidizers
- Lesson 26: Reactive Materials
- Lesson 27: Explosives
- Module 9: Respiratory Protection- Module 9 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training focuses on respiratory protection, which is often an essential type of PPE when working around hazardous materials or in certain hazardous waste environments.
- Lesson 30: Introduction to Respiratory Protection
- Lesson 31: Types of Respirators
- Lesson 32: Respirator Selection Factors
- Lesson 33: Respirator Fit Testing
- Lesson 34: Training and Maintenance
- Module 10: Personal Protective Equipment- Module 10 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training examines the importance of chemical protective clothing (CPC) and PPE for the eyes, ears, hands, and feet when working in certain HazMat environments.
- Lesson 35: Introduction to PPE
- Lesson 36: Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
- Lesson 37: PPE for the Head, Eyes, Face and Ears
- Lesson 38: PPE for the Hands and Feet
- Lesson 39: Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing
- Lesson 40: Monitoring and Medical Concerns of PPE
- Lesson 41: Donning and Doffing PPE
- Lesson 42: Inspection and Maintenance of PPE
- Module 11: Decontamination- Module 11 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training examines decontamination methods and equipment used after hazardous materials exposures or as part of an environmental emergency response.
- Lesson 43: Introduction to Decontamination
- Lesson 44: Decontamination Facility Design
- Lesson 45: Decontamination Equipment Selection
- Lesson 46: Decontamination Methods
- Lesson 47: Testing For Effectiveness
- Lesson 48: Emergency Decontamination
- Module 12: Air Monitoring- Module 12 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training provides an overview of air monitoring and atmospheric monitoring equipment and methods.
- Lesson 49: Introduction to Air Monitoring
- Lesson 50: Direct Reading Instruments
- Lesson 51: Toxic Atmosphere Monitoring
- Lesson 52: Laboratory Analysis
- Lesson 53: Site Monitoring
- Lesson 54: Personal Sampling
- Module 13: Compressed Gases- Module 13 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training surveys the nature of compressed gas cylinders and includes information on proper handling, transportation, and emergency response.
- Lesson 55: Introduction to Compressed Gases
- Lesson 56: Safe Handling and Storage of Cylinders
- Lesson 57: Transportation and Disposal of Cylinders
- Lesson 58: Emergency Response
- Module 15: Handling Drums- Module 15 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training instructs learners on the proper methods for opening, transporting, and sampling drums of hazardous waste or other toxic or hazardous substances.
- Lesson 62: Introduction to Handling Drums
- Lesson 63: Opening Various Types of Drums
- Lesson 64: Drum Sampling and Characterization
- Lesson 65: Drum Transportation
- Module 16: Confined Spaces- Module 16 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training covers roles, entry procedures, safety protocols, and emergency response for confined spaces on a HazMat work site.
- Lesson 66: Introduction to Confined Spaces
- Lesson 67: Confined Space Roles and Responsibilities
- Lesson 68: Confined Space Entry Plan
- Lesson 69: Confined Space Pre-Entry Procedures
- Lesson 70: Entering a Confined Space
- Lesson 71: Confined Space Hazards
- Lesson 72: Confined Space Safety Equipment
- Lesson 73: Confined Space Rescue and Emergencies
- Module 17: Excavations- Module 17 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training covers excavations on a hazardous waste site, paying special attention to soil classification and the correct use of protective systems.
- Lesson 74: Introduction to Excavations
- Lesson 75: Soil Classification
- Lesson 76: Protective Systems
- Module 18: Emergency Response Procedures- Module 18 of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training discusses emergency response measures, first responder considerations, and fire service involvement at a HAZWOPER worksite.
- Lesson 77: Introduction to Site Emergencies
- Lesson 78: Emergency Communication Systems
- Lesson 79: Emergency Evacuation and Response
- Lesson 80: Site Emergencies Documentation
- Final Examination: The Final Exam will test for knowledge in all topics covered under the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training. To earn a passing score and obtain a valid course completion, learners must demonstrate familiarity with subjects covered under the OSHA HAZWOPER regulations as detailed in 29 CFR 1910.120 and 29 CFR 1926.65.
This OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training course is designed by OSHA-Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as new requirements or regulations are released by OSHA. This course meets and exceeds the compliance requirements presented in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e) regulations.
Once the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification of course completion provided in PDF format. The plastic wallet card will arrive in the U.S. mail within 2-3 weeks.
OSHA requires that workers must have 40 hours of initial training off the site and at least three days of supervised field experience before they are allowed to enter a hazardous waste or hazardous materials worksite. The three-day field experience under a trained and qualified supervisor is the responsibility of the employer. OSHA also requires an annual OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER refresher course thereafter, in order to maintain this initial certification.
A Final Note
It is important to remember that you are taking the online version of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training required by OSHA for general site workers engaged in activities involving hazardous substances and hazardous wastes. The hands-on training and field experience required by the HAZWOPER Standard are not a part of this course.
It is ultimately the responsibility of the employer to provide adequate training to its employees depending on their job type and experience and to meet OSHA requirements in the process.
As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?
HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT). We facilitate virtual training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training as per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and OSHA 29 CFR 1926.65(e) regulations.
We can customize this OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.
Rates for the ILT OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training course are dependent on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.
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The course meets and exceeds the compliance requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e) regulations.
The OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification covers the General Site Clean-up provision.
- Workers who handle contaminated waste, soil, water, etc.
- Workers who handle tanks which store/treat and pipes which pump in/out contaminated waste.
- Workers who may work near sites which release contaminated waste.
- Workers who may work near sites which are contaminated such as hazardous waste treatment plants.
- Clean-up operations crews of hazardous waste sites.
- Workers who work with emergency response team which handle or may be exposed to contaminated substances.
- Workers who work at a listed or proposed for listing site under the Superfund National Priority List (NPL).
- Workers who conduct operations at corrective action sites under the purview of U.S. EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Once you’ve successfully completed your final examination for the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training, you will be able to immediately download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
To receive a plastic wallet ID card, upload a passport style and size photograph to your HAZWOPER OSHA Training account. Alternately, email the photograph to email@example.com. You will receive the plastic wallet card via U.S. mail within 2-3 weeks of course completion.