Overview & Objectives
OSHA requires businesses that operate sites where employees, managers, and supervisors experience limited exposure to hazardous materials to provide 24-Hours of initial training. Additionally, those who only occasionally visit the site may be required to have a level of HAZWOPER training as well. While workers in these roles are not generally exposed to high levels of hazardous substances like those encountered by workers engaged in regular cleanup, treatment, storage, or disposal activities at hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) sites, they still require training to ensure compliance with required safety practices and minimize the occurrence of injuries and health risks. Exceed Safety offers the HAZWOPER 24-Hour Course for All Industries to meet these mandatory training requirements.
NOTICE: Students also need to obtain additional site-specific training, along with at least one day of actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
The HAZWOPER 24-Hour Course for All Industries helps ensure all participants are aware of common workplace hazards associated with HAZWOPER sites, as well as the best practices and controls needed to reduce on-site incidents. Course participants will study important topics, including:
- A review of OSHA, HAZWOPER sites, and the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS)
- An introduction to common hazards encountered at HAZWOPER sites
- The most common hazardous substances and their effects on the human body
- Site control, including how to identify and evaluate site hazards to implement correct controls
- Common training requirements for individual HAZWOPER operations and environments, including trenches, excavations, and confined spaces
- Best practices for working near vehicles, mobile and mechanized equipment
- The importance of workplace ergonomics
- Identification of common hazards and how to address them, including heat and cold stress, hand and power tools, and tasks related to the industries involved with hazardous waste operations, including those in the remediation industry
- Material handling safety, including management of drums, containers, and compressed gas cylinders
- Strategies for managing equipment decontamination
- Requirements of EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and management of safety and health programs
- Key elements of the HAZWOPER Standard
Upon completion of the 24-Hour HAZWOPER online training course and required site-specific training, participants will be prepared to work in accordance with OSHA’s HAZWOPER Regulation, preparing them to identify and address hazards to maintain a safe work environment.