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Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, or HAZWOPER, was designed by OSHA to protect workers at hazardous sites. The 24-hour HAZWOPER training course is intended for workers who will perform tasks in the vicinity of hazardous substances. While they will not be faced with the daily hazards of cleaning or handling hazardous materials, even occasional exposure requires initial safety training. Our online certification course meets OSHA's 24 HAZWOPER education requirements. It should be paired with at least one day of on-site training that includes hands-on experience and an overview of site-specific hazards.

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Employees must receive HAZWOPER training to the level required by their job function and responsibility. HAZWOPER 24 training applies to general site workers, occasional site workers, and all other personnel who will not face daily hazards. For example, equipment operators, general laborers, and supervisory personnel may engage in activities that expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances, but not at levels above permissible thresholds.

Refresher training applies to all employees, managers, and supervisors.

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Case Study: Romic Environmental Technologies is located in East Palo Alto, California. In 2007, an employee was working as a sampler and opening sealed 55-gallon drums. His task was to verify if the waste in the drums was indeed the waste indicated on the drum manifests. The employee lined up all 12 drums in the Drum Sampling Area (next to the Drum Storage Area) and placed sampling jars on top of each drum. He equipped himself with a full facepiece respirator, gloves, and a rubber apron over his long-sleeved uniform.

Using a pneumatic impact wrench, he began opening the drums. There were no issues with the first four or five drums, but when the pneumatic impact wrench contacted the next drum (which showed no signs of bulging or deformities), it immediately burst into flames. The employee was hit in the stomach by the exploding drum and then engulfed in flames. His clothes caught fire, and he began running. The Production Manager rolled the employee on the ground to extinguish the flames. A second employee sprayed the injured employee with a fire extinguisher. The employee was treated at the hospital. He received first and second-degree burns on his right ear.

OSHA determined that the accident was probably caused by the sparks from the pneumatic impact wrench (commonly known as an air gun).

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Governing Regulations

OSHA has two HAZWOPER standards, which are found in 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65. The standard for the construction industry (1926.65) is identical to that of general industry (1910.120).

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    HAZWOPER Course Objectives
    Unit One
  • OSHA Penalties + Reputational Damage
  • OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program
    Unit Two
  • Introduction to HAZWOPER Safety
  • Definitions and Key Terms
  • Buddy System
  • Cleanup Operation
  • Codes, Code of Federal Regulations
  • Decontamination
  • Emergency Response
  • Facility
  • Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Response Team
  • Hazardous Substance
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Waste Site
  • Hazardous Waste Operations
  • Health Hazard
  • Substances That Are Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Permissible Exposure Limit
  • Post-Emergency Response
  • The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • Waste Generators
  • Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites
  • Groups Covered by HAZWOPER-Overview
  • Cleanup Operations
  • Corrective Cleanup Actions
  • Voluntary Cleanup Actions
  • Facilities
  • Emergency Response Operations
  • Required Training
  • Site Workers
  • Infrequent Site Visitors
  • Frequent Site Visitors
  • On-Site Workers
  • Management and Supervisors
  • Frequency of Training and Refresher Training
  • Equivalent Training
  • Refresher Training
  • Three Main Risks of Hazardous Substances and Situations
  • Categories of Chemical Toxins
  • Highly Fluorinated Chemicals
  • Fluorinated Chemicals-Exposure Sources
  • Chemical Toxins-Antimicrobials
  • Chemical Toxins-Flame Retardants
  • Chemical Toxin-Plasticizers
  • Solvents
  • Chemical Toxins-Heavy Metals
  • Heavy Metals-Environmental Concerns
  • Routes of Entry for Chemical Toxins
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Three
  • Unit Objectives
  • How the Code of Federal Regulations is Organized
  • Employer Responsibilities - ALL
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Tort Law
  • Small Steps Through Legislation
  • Chemicals in the Workplace
  • The Need for More Comprehensive Legislation
  • The OSH Act Passes in 1970
  • The Creation of OSHA
  • Who OSHA Covers
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Aligns with Global Requirements
  • Best Practices for a Hazard Communication Program
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • More Information about Safety Data Sheets
  • Filing a Whistleblower Complaint
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Safety Data Sheets-Sections 1 to 16
  • Labels
  • Labeling
  • HMIS and NFPA Coding Systems
  • Pictograms
  • OSHA's Eight Pictograms
  • Use of Non-OSHA Pictograms
  • Written Safety and Health Program
  • Safety and Health Program
  • Organizational Structure
  • Comprehensive Work Plan
  • Safety and Health Training Program Details
  • Site-Specific Safety and Health Plan
  • Management Leadership
  • Worker Participation
  • Hazard Identification
  • Hazard Prevention and Control
  • Education and Training
  • Program Evaluation and Improvement
  • Communication and Coordination
  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • On-Site OSHA Consultations
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Four
  • Characterizing Sites
  • Preliminary Evaluation
  • Secondary Evaluation
  • Hazard Identification
  • Location and Size of Site
  • Description of Response Activity
  • Risk Identification and Hazard Assessment
  • Duration of Planned Employee Activity
  • Site Topography
  • Expected Safety and Health Hazards at a Site
  • Pathways for Hazardous Substance Dispersion
  • Status and Capabilities of Emergency Response Teams to Provide Assistance
  • Site Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Ignitability
  • Corrosivity
  • Reactivity
  • Toxicity
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Monitoring
  • Air Monitoring
  • Instruments for Testing and Monitoring Air Quality
  • On-Site Use of Direct-Reading Instruments
  • Direct-Reading Instruments: Operation and Interpretation
  • Types of Direct-Reading Instruments
  • Laboratory Analysis of Air Samples
  • Periodic Monitoring and Monitoring of High-Risk Employees
  • Risk Identification and Hazard Assessment
  • PELs
  • IDLH Concentrations
  • Potential Skin Absorption and Irritation Sources
  • Potential Eye Irritation Sources
  • Explosion Sensitivity
  • Flammability Ranges
  • Oxygen Deficiency
  • Employee Notification
  • Site Control Program
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
  • Site-Specific Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Effects of Electrical Current
  • Electrical Shock Hazard
  • Physical Reactions to Electrical Shock
  • Fall Hazard
  • Electrical Burn Hazard
  • Arc Flash Hazard
  • Hazardous Locations
  • Work On or Around Energized Equipment or Systems
  • Work On or Around De-Energized Equipment or Systems
  • What Is Lockout/Tagout?
  • Examples of Lockout/Tagout Materials and Hardware
  • Additional Safety Precautions
  • Walking Working Surfaces Safety
  • Walking Working Surfaces Regulations
  • Slip, Trip, and Fall Hazards
  • Risk Factors That Increase Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Stairways
  • Portable Ladders
  • Fixed Ladders
  • Scaffolding
  • Floor and Wall Holes
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Control
  • Heat Stress and Cold Stress Environments
  • Introduction to Heat Stress Safety
  • The Body's Reaction to Temperature Hazards
  • What is Heat Stress?
  • Heat-Related Illnesses and Conditions
  • Risk Levels
  • Heat Stress Environments
  • Environmental Stress Factors
  • Job-Specific (Indoor) Heat Stress Factors
  • Employer Responsibilities and Controls for Indoor Workplaces
  • Prevention and First Aid
  • Introduction to Cold Stress Safety
  • How the Body Maintains Internal Temperature
  • How the Body Reacts to Cold Conditions
  • Contributing Factors
  • Cold Stress Illnesses and Injuries
  • Engineering Controls
  • Work Practice Controls
  • Work Shifts
  • Cold Temperature Clothing for the Body and Head
  • Emergency Kit
  • Confined Spaces
  • High-Risk Jobs
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Oxygen Deficient Environment
  • Oxygen Enriched Environment
  • Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Configuration Hazards
  • Engulfment Hazards
  • Communication
  • Equipment
  • Exiting
  • Preventative Measures
  • Ventilation
  • Monitoring Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Powered Equipment Hazards
  • Power Tools
  • Machinery
  • Cranes, Derricks, and Rigging
  • General Safety Guidelines
  • Ground Conditions
  • Employee and Site Safety Guidelines
  • Further Precautions
  • Forklifts
  • Forklift Designations and Designated Areas
  • Operator Risks
  • Work Environment Risks
  • Motor Vehicle Hazards
  • Transportation Hazards
  • Blind Spots
  • OSHA Engineering and Work Practice Controls for Motor Vehicles
  • Traffic Signs
  • Excavation Hazards
  • Trenching
  • Hazard Controls of Excavations
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz Questions
    Unit Five
  • Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Assessment
  • Engineering and Work Practice Controls
  • Employer PPE Responsibilities
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • OSHA's Eye and Face Protection General Criteria
  • Employees with Prescription Lenses
  • Head Protection
  • Foot and Leg Protection
  • Types
  • Hand and Arm Protection
  • Types
  • Body Protection
  • Types
  • Hearing Protection-Determining Need
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Air-Purifying Respirator (APR)
  • Types of Air Purifying Respirators
  • Estimating APR Cartridge Service Life
  • Atmosphere-Supplying Respirators
  • Levels of Personal Protection - A through D
  • PPE for Emergency Response and Recovery Workers
  • Selecting PPE for Emergency Response Workers
  • Additional OSHA standards
  • Elements of an Emergency Plan
  • Written Emergency Response Plan
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Six
  • Sanitation at Temporary Workplaces
  • General Requirements
  • Potable and Nonpotable Water
  • Toilets for Employees
  • A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers
  • Food Handling
  • Sleeping Facilities
  • Washing Quarters
  • Change Rooms
  • Garbage
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Seven
  • Handling and Labeling Drums and Containers
  • Health and Safety Hazards When Handling Drums
  • Potential of Rupture or Ignition
  • Radioactive Wastes
  • Shock-Sensitive Wastes
  • Alarm Systems and Communication
  • Required Regulations for Drums and Containers
  • Prior to Drum or Container Handling
  • Preliminary Inspection of Vicinity
  • Preliminary Inspection Details
  • Preliminary Plan
  • Prior to Moving Drums
  • Prior to Opening Drums
  • Keeping Drum Movement to a Minimum
  • Detection Devices to Determine Underground Location
  • United Nations Salvage Drum Requirements
  • Salvage Drum Requirements
  • Remote-Controlled Devices
  • Procedures for Opening Damaged Drums and Containers
  • Salvage Drums, Absorption Material, and Fire Extinguishers
  • Types of Drums and Containers
  • Handling Drums and Containers
  • Opening Drums and Containers
  • Drum Sampling
  • Drums and Containers That Should Not be Moved
  • Characterization
  • Staging
  • Bulking
  • Shipping and Transport
  • Labeling Hazardous Waste for Transport
  • Hazardous Waste Spills in Transit
  • Special Cases
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Eight
  • Decontamination
  • Contamination Factors
  • Decontamination Facility Design
  • Factors Determining Decontamination Facility Design
  • Field Standard Operating Procedures
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Contamination Reduction Zone Requirements
  • Setting Up Decontamination Stations
  • Decontamination Layouts
  • Maximum Decontamination Layout
  • Decontamination Equipment
  • Disposal of Equipment and PPE
  • When to Perform Emergency Decontamination
  • Emergency Decontamination and PPE
  • Steps for Performing Emergency Decontamination
  • Emergency Decontamination and PPE
  • Solvents
  • Solvents Incompatible with Hazardous Substances
  • Commercial Laundries
  • Decontamination Methods
  • Decontamination Plan
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Nine
  • Radiation
  • OSHA Regulation
  • Understanding Doses of Terminology
  • Understanding Doses of Radiation
  • Understanding Radiation Areas
  • What Is Radiation?
  • Ionizing Radiation Versus Non-Ionizing Radiation
  • Types of Ionizing Radiation
  • Human-Made Radiation
  • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
  • Exposure Pathways
  • Chronic and Acute Exposure
  • Detecting Radiation
  • Maximum Permissible Dosage
  • Other Employer Responsibilities
  • Employee Training
  • Recordkeeping
  • Radiation Emergencies
  • Caution Signs and Labels
  • Immediate Evacuation Warning Signal
  • Notification of Incidents
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Ten
  • Introduction to Medical Surveillance
  • Purpose to Medical Surveillance
  • Medical Surveillance Program Requirement
  • Medical Surveillance vs. Medical Screening
  • Examples of Medical Screening
  • Requirements for Medical Screening
  • Written Safety and Health Program
  • Medical Surveillance Program
  • Laboratory Requirements
  • Medical Surveillance Program Components
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Periodic Medical Examinations
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Emergency Treatment Program
  • Non-Emergency Treatment
  • Medical Recordkeeping
  • Medical Record Contents
  • Medical Surveillance Program Evaluation
  • Employees Covered
  • Medical Examinations and Consultations
  • Information Provided to Physician
  • Physician's Written Opinion
  • Medical Examinations and Consultations
  • Controls, PPE, and Procedures
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Final Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of 24 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.

A 24 HAZWOPER training certification is valid for 12 months. Following successful completion of HAZWOPER 24, refresher training is required annually thereafter. Eight hours of in-person or online training maintains HAZWOPER certification, which allows personnel to access work sites requiring HAZWOPER certification.

Each student will receive 2.4 CEUs (or 24 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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