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HAZWOPER 24-Hour For All Industries Course

HAZWOPER 24-Hour For All Industries

  • Level: Certificate
  • Duration: 24 Hours
  • Location: Online or In-Person

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.

Who Is This Course For?

This 24-Hour course meets the initial training requirements mandated by 29 CFR 1910.120(e) for workers, supervisors, and managers who have limited exposure to hazards beyond permissible and/or published exposure limits, including:

  • Those who visit the worksite occasionally to performed limited tasks, such as ground water monitoring and land or geophysical surveying
  • Individuals who regularly work at monitored, fully characterized sites where:
    • Hazard exposure levels are below permissible and/or published limits
    • Respirators are not used
    • There are no hazards and/or known risk of emergencies
  • Workers who do not work at a HAZWOPER site, but require a fundamental understanding of hazardous waste safety, health hazards, and worksite best practices

This course is not appropriate for workers who regularly engage in the cleanup, treatment, storage, and/or disposal of hazardous substances as defined in 40 CFR 261.3 and 49 CFR 171.8, workers who wear a respirator on the job, and those who are likely exposed to hazardous materials and site health hazards above permissible and/or published limits.

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

Features & Benefits

As mandated by OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120, the HAZWOPER 24-Hour Course for All Industries provides the initial 24-Hours of classroom training in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.120(e). Upon completion, course participants will receive:

  • 2.4 Continuing Education Units from an accredited IACET provider
  • A certificate of completion

All course participants must complete the full course with a score of at least 70% at each knowledge checkpoint and fill out the course evaluation to receive his or her certificate of completion.