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Online Training & Certification Course

This course covers the U.S. federal Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard. This standard outlines how the United States defines materials and waste as hazardous and explains the regulations set forth to ensure worker and environmental safety. It also provides the information needed to safely run a functioning site that contains hazardous materials, including the steps to prevent and control emergency situations related to hazardous materials.

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Governing regulations.
Because of the seriousness of the safety and health hazards related to hazardous waste operations and emergency response, OSHA issued the HAZWOPER standards 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65.

The HAZWOPER standard for the construction industry, 29 CFR 1926.65, is identical to 29 CFR 1910.120.

Who must take this course?
No employee may perform hazardous waste operations unless they have been trained to the level required by their job function and responsibility. According to 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i):

General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance 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.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • HAZWOPER Course Objectives
  • Unit One
    • OSHA Penalties + Reputational Damage
    • OSHA's 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
    • Published Exposure Level
    • Qualified Person
    • The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
    • Site Safety and Health Supervisor
    • Small Quantity 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
    • Qualifications for Trainers
    • 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 and Employee Responsibilities
    • 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-Overview
    • Employer Responsibilities-Meeting OSHA Standards
    • OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Aligns with Global Requirements
    • Employer Responsibilities-Hazard Communication Program
    • Best Practices for a Hazard Communication Program
    • Hazard Communication Program
    • Employer Responsibilities-Incident Reporting
    • Employer Responsibilities-Exemptions for Recordkeeping
    • Employer Responsibilities-NAICS Code
    • Employer Responsibilities-Incident Forms 300, 300A, and 301
    • Employer Responsibilities-OSHA Inspection Compliance
    • Employer Responsibilities-OSHA Citations
    • Employer Responsibilities-Safety and Health Program
    • Employer Responsibilities-Employee Rights
    • 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
    • Safety and Health Training Program
    • Safety and Health Program-10 Steps to Get Your Program Started
    • Safety and Health Program-Blueprint for Effective Safety and Health Programs
    • Safety and Health Program Element 1-7
    • 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
    • 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
    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Monitoring
    • Air Monitoring
    • Instruments for Testing and Monitoring Air Quality
    • On-Site Use of Direct-Reading Instruments
    • Direct-Reading Instruments
    • Laboratory Analysis of Air Samples
    • 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
    • Site Control Program
    • Monitoring (Role in Site Control)
    • Unit Summary
    • Unit Quiz
  • Unit Five
    • Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment
    • Elements to Determine PPE Selection
    • Overall Hazard Assessment
    • Ongoing Hazard Assessment
    • Checklists for PPE
    • Actions Prior to Using PPE
    • Engineering Controls
    • Work Practice Controls
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Selection Criteria and Checklist for Training
    • Types of Eye and Face Protection
    • General Guidelines for Eye and Face Protection
    • OSHA's Eye and Face Protection General Criteria
    • ANSI Standards
    • Checklist for Training Employees to Use and Care for Eye and Face Protection
    • Head Protection
    • Checklist for Training Employees to Use and Care for Head Protection
    • Need for Foot and Leg Protection
    • Types of Foot and Leg Protection
    • Care of Foot and Leg Protection
    • Requirements for Foot and Leg Protection
    • Checklist for Training Employees to Use and Care for Foot and Leg Protection
    • Hand and Arm Protection
    • Types of Gloves
    • Checklist for Training Employees to Use and Care for Hand and Arm Protection
    • Body Protection
    • Types of Body Protection
    • Checklist for Training Employees to Use and Care for Body Protection
    • Hearing Protection-Determining Need
    • Hearing Protection-Hearing Conservation Program
    • Checklist for Training Employees to Use and Care for Hearing Protection
    • Respiratory Protection
    • Respiratory Protection-Definition of Air-Purifying Respirator (APR)
    • Types of Air-Purifying Respirators
    • Particulate Respirators Selection Criteria Resources
    • Gas and Vapor Respirator Change Schedules
    • Decision Logic Tree
    • Cartridge Service Life Rule of Thumb
    • Atmosphere-Supplying Respirators
    • Levels of Personal Protection - A through D
    • PPE for Emergency Response and Recovery Workers
    • Training for PPE for Emergency Response and Recovery Workers
    • Selecting PPE for Emergency Response Workers
    • Staff During Emergency Operations
    • Worker Training for Protection During High-Hazard Emergency Operations
    • State Standards
    • Possible Additional OSHA Standards
    • Written Emergency Response Plan
    • Elements of an Emergency Plan
    • Medical Form
    • Unit Summary
    • Unit Quiz
  • Unit Six
    • Sanitation at Temporary Workplaces
    • General Requirements
    • Potable Water
    • Nonpotable Water
    • Toilets for Employees
    • A Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers
    • Food Handling
    • Sleeping Facilities
    • Washing Quarters
    • Showers
    • Change Rooms
    • Garbage
    • Unit Summary
    • Unit Quiz
  • Unit Seven
    • 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
    • Prior to Drum or Container Handling - Procedures
    • Prior to Moving Drums
    • Prior to Opening Drums
    • Keeping Drum Movement to a Minimum
    • Detection Devices to Determine Underground Location
    • Opening Damaged Drums and Containers
    • Emptying Damaged Drums and Containers
    • Salvage Drums, Absorption Material, and Fire Extinguishers
    • Types of Containers
    • Opening Drums and Containers
    • Drums and Containers That Should Not Be Moved
    • Characterization
    • Staging
    • Bulking
    • Shipping and Transport
    • Special Cases
    • Unit Summary
    • Unit Quiz
  • Unit Eight
    • Decontamination
    • Procedures
    • Procedures-Detailed for Minimums and Maximums
    • Procedures-Minimizing Contamination
    • Procedures-Maximizing Worker Protection with PPE
    • Procedures-When to Perform Emergency Decontamination
    • Procedures-Steps for Performing Emergency Decontamination
    • Procedures-Emergency Decontamination and PPE
    • Disposal of clothing and PPE
    • Showers and Change Rooms
    • Showers-Levels A, B, and C
    • Showers-Minimum Measures
    • Solvents-Overview of Four Types of Solvents
    • Commercial Laundries
    • Decontamination Methods
    • Decontamination Equipment-Overview
    • Decontamination Plan
    • Unit Summary
    • Unit Quiz
  • Unit Nine
    • Radiation
    • Regulatory Institutions and Agencies
    • OSHA and NCRP Regulation
    • Understanding Radiation Terminology
    • Understanding Doses of Radiation
    • Understanding Radiation Areas
    • What Is Radiation?
    • Ionizing Radiation Versus Non-Ionizing Radiation
    • Types of Ionizing Radiation
    • Alpha Particles
    • Beta Particles
    • Neutron Radiation
    • Gamma Rays and X-Rays
    • Ionizing Radiation Exposure
    • Human-Made Radiation
    • Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
    • Technologically Enhanced Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials
    • Exposure Pathways
    • Routes of Internal Exposure
    • Chronic Exposure
    • Acute Exposure
    • Health Effects of Exposure
    • Safety and Health Programs and Practices
    • Detecting Radiation
    • Radiation Detection Instrument
    • Employer Responsibilities
    • Employee 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 of Medical Surveillance
    • Medical Surveillance vs. Medical Screening
    • Types of Medical Surveillance
    • Medical Surveillance Program
    • Medical Surveillance Program-Employer Responsibilities
    • Medical Surveillance Program-Assigning a Designated Health Professional
    • Medical Surveillance Program-Medical Test Analysis
    • Medical Surveillance Program-Commonly Tested for Exposure
    • Medical Surveillance Program-Important Information Related to Testing
    • Medical Surveillance Program Components
    • Employees Covered
    • Frequency of Exams and Consultations
    • Medical Examinations and Consultations
    • Monitoring and Sampling
    • Using Engineering Controls, Work Practices and PPE With Hazardous Exposure
    • Unit Summary
    • Unit Quiz
  • Unit Eleven
    • Summary Of Units
    • Unit 1: Introduction
    • Unit 2: Definitions and Key Terms
    • Unit 3: OSHA Regulations
    • Unit 4: Characterizing Sites
    • Unit 5: Personal Protective Equipment
    • Unit 6: Sanitation at Temporary Workplaces
    • Unit 7: Handling and Labeling Drums and Containers
    • Unit 8: Decontamination
    • Unit 9: Radiation
    • Unit 10: Medical Surveillance
    • Unit 11: Preparation for the Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our HAZWOPER training and certification course consists of content, graphics, audio, non-scored quiz questions and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 40 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.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

According to the HAZWOPER:

Every 12 months, eight hours of refresher training is required in order to maintain HAZWOPER certification and to work on sites requiring HAZWOPER certification. This eight-hour refresher training applies to both 24-hour and 40-hour certifications.
Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable certificate and wallet card for proof of your forty hour HAZWOPER online training.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 4.0 CEUs (or 40 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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