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This 8 hour refresher 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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$32.52 per student   (21+)

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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 for general industry.

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.

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

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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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
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 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.

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 eight hour HAZWOPER online training.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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