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HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Online Training Certification Course

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This online 8 hour refresher training course satisfies the OSHA annual HAZWOPER refresher training requirements for workers, managers, and supervisors as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65.

Every day, workers in various business industries come in close contact with hazardous materials. Without proper safety training, exposure to hazardous materials can pose short- and long-term threats to their health and safety. The federal Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard regulates hazardous waste operations from inception to disposal.

People who work in hazardous waste operations and those involved in emergency response must complete annual HAZWOPER 8-hour refresher training as required by 29 CFR 1910.120. Our online certification course provides in-depth training in hazard recognition, exposure limits, general site safety concerns, and more.

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HAZWOPER 8 training is required by OSHA as detailed in 29 CFR 1910.120. Training requirements apply to all on-site workers, even those not directly involved with hazardous substances. The potential for contamination requires workers to be fully trained and protected pursuant to the HAZWOPER standard.

The OSHA 8-hour recertification requirement applies to employees, managers, and supervisors who have completed 24- or 40-hour HAZWOPER training. Anyone who may be exposed to hazardous substances and health hazards needs HAZWOPER 8 certification. This includes (but is not limited to) general site workers, utility workers, cleanup operations, corrective actions, emergency response, facilities, and more.

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Case Study: A & A Environmental Inc. is a mold and asbestos abatement company in Poynette, Wisconsin. During an OSHA visit, inspectors uncovered asbestos. Asbestos exposure occurs when workers somehow disturb asbestos-containing materials (by cutting, sanding, or otherwise uncovering the asbestos). This releases asbestos fibers, which can be inhaled if employees do not have proper protection. Asbestos can cause lung disease and mesothelioma (an often-fatal cancer of the lung or stomach lining). Because asbestos fibers remain on clothing, they easily transfer to other surfaces (like other clothing, upholstery, and carpets). This creates a danger of secondary exposure for others outside of the asbestos site.

In October of 2016, OSHA issued A & A Environmental four willful and nine serious health violations totaling $243,716. These included a failure to follow asbestos removal standards, which require employers to provide a separate room for asbestos containment equipment and create a decontamination area (with an area for employees to shower and remove work clothing before leaving the worksite). It also required employers to make sure that employees did not drink beverages inside the asbestos containment area.

Key Takeaway: Asbestos might be one of the more well-known workplace dangers. In this case, we see how seriously OSHA takes asbestos; we also see how improper decontamination procedures can lead to employee exposure and hefty OSHA fines.

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Governing Regulations

The HAZWOPER standard for General Industry is outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120. The HAZWOPER standard for the construction industry, 29 CFR 1926.65, is identical to 29 CFR 1910.120 for general industry.

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    HAZWOPER Refresher Course Objectives
    Unit One Refresher
  • OSHA Penalties + Reputational Damage
  • OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Program
    Unit Two Refresher
  • 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 Refresher
  • Unit Objectives
  • Who OSHA Covers
  • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Aligns with Global Requirements
  • Employer Responsibilities - ALL
  • Filing a Whistleblower Complaint
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Safety Data Sheets-Sections 1 to 16
  • Labels
  • Labeling
  • 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
  • On-Site OSHA Consultations
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Four Refresher
  • Characterizing Sites
  • Preliminary Evaluation
  • Secondary Evaluation
  • Monitoring
  • Instruments for Testing and Monitoring Air Quality
  • Periodic Monitoring and Monitoring of High-Risk Employees
  • Risk Identification and Hazard Assessment
  • PELs
  • IDLH Concentrations
  • Site Control Program
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
  • Site-Specific Hazards
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Types of Injuries Sustained from an Electrical Hazard
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Walking Working Surfaces Safety
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Factors That Increase Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • 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
  • Prevention and First Aid
  • How the Body Reacts to Cold Conditions
  • Cold Stress Illnesses and Injuries
  • Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Configuration Hazards
  • Engulfment Hazards
  • Preventative Measures
  • Equipment
  • Powered Equipment Hazards
  • Power Tools
  • Machinery
  • Cranes, Derricks, and Rigging
  • Forklifts
  • Forklift Risks
  • Motor Vehicle Hazards
  • OSHA Engineering and Work Practice Controls for Motor Vehicles
  • Excavation Hazards
  • Trenching
  • Hazard Controls of Excavations
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz Questions
    Unit Five Refresher
  • 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
  • Hand and Arm Protection
  • Body Protection
  • Hearing Protection-Determining Need
  • Hearing Conservation Program
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Air-Purifying Respirator (APR)
  • Atmosphere-Supplying Respirators
  • Levels of Personal Protection - A through D
  • PPE for Emergency Response and Recovery Workers
  • Additional OSHA standards
  • Elements of an Emergency Plan
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Six Refresher
  • 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 Refresher
  • Handling and Labeling Drums and Containers
  • Health and Safety Hazards When Handling Drums
  • Methods, Procedures, and Equipment Required for Handling Drums
  • Required Regulations for Drums and Containers
  • Alarm Systems and Communication
  • Prior to Drum or Container Handling
  • Preliminary Plan
  • Prior to Moving Drums
  • Prior to Opening Drums
  • Remote-Controlled Devices
  • Keeping Drum Movement to a Minimum
  • United Nations Salvage Drum Requirements
  • Salvage Drum Requirements
  • Types of Drums and Containers
  • Handling Drums and Containers
  • Opening Drums and Containers
  • Drum Sampling
  • Characterization
  • Staging
  • Shipping and Transport
  • Special Cases
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Eight Refresher
  • Decontamination
  • Contamination Factors
  • Decontamination Facility Design
  • Factors Determining Decontamination Facility Design
  • Field Standard Operating Procedures
  • Organization of Process/Decontamination Line
  • Setting Up Decontamination Stations
  • Decontamination Layouts
  • Maximum Decontamination Layout
  • Decontamination Equipment
  • Recommended Equipment for Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Decontamination
  • When to Perform Emergency Decontamination
  • Emergency Decontamination and PPE
  • Solvents
  • Solvents Incompatible with Hazardous Substances
  • Commercial Laundries
  • Decontamination Methods
  • Decontamination Plan
  • Unit Summary
  • Unit Quiz
    Unit Nine Refresher
  • Radiation
  • OSHA Regulation
  • Understanding Doses of Radiation
  • Understanding Radiation Areas
  • Ionizing Radiation Versus Non-Ionizing Radiation
  • Types of Ionizing Radiation
  • 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 Refresher
  • Introduction to Medical Surveillance
  • Medical Surveillance Program Requirement
  • Medical Surveillance vs. Medical Screening
  • Requirements for Medical Screening
  • 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 8 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.

All employees, managers, and supervisors must complete eight hours of refresher training annually to maintain HAZWOPER compliance and work on sites requiring HAZWOPER certification. This HAZWOPER 8 refresher online training course meets the requirements for both 24-hour and 40-hour certifications.

Each student will receive 0.75 CEUs (or 8 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Vincent L Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

This was a great refresher course for me at this time. I will soon be using much of the information I learned on the job site I’m going to.

Rahman A Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

great. thank you

Jermaine B Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Good course.

Raul J Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Good and helpful course

Brian S Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

This was a thorough course and easy to navigate.

Gabriel D Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

I feel this course is very beneficial because of the information it covers that some classes or instructors don't mention. Also this course is very convenient for people who have issues being able to attend an 8 hour class.

Brittany M Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

This was a very informative and easy to use course. I would recommend.

Luke R Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Good course, but a long time to be staring at a computer.

Paoul C Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Very informative and presented in an understanding way

Mike K Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher


Mark G Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

It's a fine program

Aaron S Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Nice course, very informative, nice pace of material, helpful quizzes and reviews.

Matthew W Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Wonderful way to test!!

Jason L Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Thought it was pretty solid

Octavio M Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Very good explanations. maybe some videos would make the experience less overwhelming

Kevin M Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

I think this training will be our new format form this point on it cover it all in the past we did not have some the information that was mention on this Training so I would give this a great training tool for our company.

Karl C Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

It was a well informed course. Though I thought at times that this was a 40 hour course instead of a 8 hour course. Thanks for all the helpful information provided.

Terrell T Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

I really enjoyed the programmed learned a lot.

Tom O Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher


Nicholas W Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Very well presented course. I enjoyed it. And informative to have time to study the answers. thank you .

John H Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

This course was great. As an employer, it opened my eyes on a few things that I was neglecting and could approve upon. I will definitely be sending my employees to this site to be trained.

Cory G Verified
HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Great Study Guidebook and was able to pass the second time using the notes I took.



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