40-Hour HAZWOPER Seminar Course

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Applicable Regulations

29 CFR 1910.120(e)

Who Should Take This Course?

Personnel involved in the following disciplines are required to have 40-hour HAZWOPER training: Removal or handling of underground tanks and/or piping, handling contaminated soil and/or groundwater, subsurface investigations, construction work in which hazardous materials may potentially be present or encountered, situations where HAZMAT is prepared, packaged, labeled, marked, stored or shipped for disposal and for any facility wherein hazardous wastes are treated, stored, or disposed. Please note that in order to be in compliance with OSHA regulations, a refresher must be completed annually to maintain 40-Hour certification.

Note: The 40-Hour initial training is NOT designed to qualify participants as Health and Safety Officers for complex sites. Individuals who have responsibilities as a supervisor or as a Site Safety Officer will require additional training including Compliance Solutions OSHA Site Supervisor Course. The 40-Hour HAZWOPER is a prerequisite for the Site Supervisor Course. Supervisor training is available online or as a traditional seminar (see links below).

Overview

40-Hour HAZWOPER Seminar provides the initial classroom training mandated by OSHA 29 CFR1910.120(e). Workers attending this instructor-led course will cover 18 different OSHA suggested topics including Health and Safety Procedures, PPE used during work operations at hazardous material sites, Medical Monitoring and many others.

Instructors from Compliance Solutions emphasize a practical approach to worksite health and safety, as such, attendees learn to recognize site hazards and take appropriate steps to prevent illness or injuries while on the jobsite. The 40-Hour initial training is for site workers who have responsibilities to remediate (clean-up) hazardous materials at controlled and un-controlled hazardous sites with hazards or work activities that present some potential for exposure to health and safety hazards. The major emphasis of the class is to provide participants with the ability to evaluate site conditions, recognize situations which may or may not be within their abilities, and to evaluate conditions where assistance is required.

Course Objectives

The two main objectives of HAZWOPER Operations are to:

  1. Control or eliminate the potential hazards and/or losses.
  2. Protect the health and safety of workers, the public, and the environment.

Training Objective: The purpose of this seminar is to ensure awareness and promote safety among employees who may be exposed to chemical hazards in the work-site. The objective is to ensure that employees operate in the safest possible manner in situations where contact with potentially hazardous materials is likely.

At the conclusion of  40-Hour Hazwoper, students will:

  • Understand how hazardous materials are handled, identified, and human responses to exposure
  • Learn the importance of the Health and Safety Plan (HSP)
  • Incorporate knowledge of what to do in case of site emergencies
  • Use appropriate safety methods and work practice controls
  • Recognize signs and labels that are used to alert personnel of danger involving hazardous material
  • Receive certification for HAZWOPER training under 29 CFR 1910.120

Completion Instructions, Requirements, and Checklist

Qualitative Fit Testing: Irritant Smoke Fit testing is available for $45.00 per test. You must register for fit testing in advance. Students must have a valid medical clearance within the last 12 months.

CEU’s, Duration, Prerequisites

Credit Education Units (CEU’s): 40-Hour Hazwoper qualifies for 5.0 American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Credit Education Units (CEU’s)
Duration: 40 Hours
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are assigned to this course.

Course Topics - Contact Us for a Detailed Outline

  • Chemical Hazard Id Systems
  • Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Confined Spaces
  • Decontamination
  • Dress Out Exercise
  • Final Examination
  • General Safety Hazards
  • Fire Protection Requirements
  • Handling Drums And Containers
  • Handling Hazardous Materials
  • Hazard Communication For HAZWOPER
  • Hazard Communications
  • Hazardous Waste
  • HAZWOPER Review
  • Heat Stress
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Meters And Monitoring
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Planning And Organization
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Sampling And Packaging
  • Site Emergencies
  • Toxicology
  • Updates/News/Case Studies

 

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