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Hazardous Waste Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.120

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This online training covers important policies, procedures, and practices that reduce the risk of injury, accident, and illness related to worksite exposure to hazardous waste. Topics include applicable regulations, safety and health program requirements, recognizing hazardous waste, and best practices for control and prevention of exposure to hazardous waste.

Hazardous wastes can cause illness, death, and other harmful effects to humans, animals, and the environment. When wastes are mismanaged or released into the environment, they can produce fires, explosions, and pollute the affected area.

Recognizing hazardous waste is critical to the health and safety of workers and anyone else placed at risk by that waste. OSHA hazardous waste training ensures that these materials are handled, treated, stored, and disposed of safely.

This course is for:
This hazardous waste training online course is designed for anyone who is exposed to health and safety hazards during hazardous waste operations. Examples include, but are not limited to, workers and employers involved in uncontrolled hazardous waste cleanup operations, corrective actions involving cleanup operations at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sites, hazardous waste operations at treatment, storage, and disposal (TSDF) facilities, operations at non-TSDF sites that generate hazardous waste, and emergency response actions involving the potential release of hazardous substances.

This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for hazardous waste training.

Case Study: In 2014, Global Manufacturing, Inc. reported that Apple eliminated the use of benzene and n-hexane, two toxic chemicals, from its manufacturing assembly process. The technology giant decided to eliminate the chemicals after executives received a petition with 23,000 signatures urging them to address the use of the two toxins. Apple ordered testing of benzene and n-hexane (even though the company had no evidence of its 500,000-plus workers being at risk of unsafe exposure to the chemicals) and opted to remove the toxic chemicals as a safety precaution. A statement issued by the company read that, "Taking precautions against or screening out chemicals of concern listed in this specification should merely be a first step. We expect our suppliers to take their own actions to understand the human health and environmental impacts of all chemicals that are used in the manufacturing process and present in materials supplied to Apple."

Key Takeaway: Replacing or eliminating toxic chemicals and substances from manufacturing processes, despite any evidence of harm to employees, reduces the risk of employee exposure to hazardous materials and creates a safer working environment.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 contains the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER).

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to OSHA Hazardous Waste Safety Training
  • Key Terms
  • Hazardous Waste Statistics
  • Purpose of OSHA Regulations
  • Health and Environmental Effects of Hazardous Waste Exposure
    Written Safety and Health Program
  • Program Requirements
  • Work Plan
  • Site Evaluation and Control
  • Site-Specific Safety and Health Plan
  • Training Program Requirements
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Program
  • Monitoring Air Quality
  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Emergency Response Plan
    Recognizing Hazardous Waste
  • Types of Hazardous Waste
  • Characteristics of Hazardous Waste
  • Ignitability
  • Corrosivity
  • Reactivity
  • Toxicity
  • Hazardous Waste Identification Process
  • Solid Waste
  • Waste Exclusions
  • Listed Wastes
    Evaluating Exposure to Hazardous Waste
  • Surface Contamination and Monitoring
  • Monitoring for Contamination of Equipment and Tools
  • Monitoring for Dermal Exposure
  • Air Contamination and Monitoring
    Control and Prevention
  • Personal Protective Equipment Standards
  • Using Safer Chemicals
  • Engineering Controls and Work Practices
  • Handling and Labeling Drums and Containers
  • Sanitation of Temporary Work Sites
  • Record Keeping
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as hazardous waste.

To ensure compliance with 1910.120, safety training must be conducted annually for all employees, managers, and supervisors exposed to hazardous substances. This OSHA hazardous waste safety training meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.



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