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The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) program was developed by OSHA to protect workers at hazardous materials sites. These regulations ensure the safety and health of all personnel when followed correctly.

All of our courses comply with OSHA regulations.


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We provide all of the following:


  • initial training and certification through our 24- or 40-hour courses.
  • refreshers to renew your HAZWOPER certification with our 8 hour annual refresher course.
  • Initial & refresher training for supervisors and incident commanders
  • 49 CFR DOT HAZMAT Training is also available

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Initial Training

Employees and employers covered by the OSHA HAZWOPER standard are required to take the initial HAZWOPER training which consists of a 24 or 40-hour course.

40 HOUR

Hazardous Waste Worker

This course is designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and/or storage, disposal,  treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.

This course is required for all employees working on site (such as but not limited to equipment operators, general laborers and others) exposed to hazardous substances, health hazards, or safety hazards.

Note:  This course is a prerequisite to the 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Supervisor, and the 8 Hazardous Waste Worker Refresher.

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OSHA STANDARD

24 HOUR

Emergency Response Technician

The 24-hour training is for those individuals who will work at contaminated sites that do not expose them to hazardous substances at or above the Permissible Exposure Limits.

There is no on-site hazardous waste training requirement like the 40-hour course.

Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization.

Note:  This course is a prerequisite to the 8-Hour On-Scene Incident Commander Program and the 8 Emergency Response

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OSHA STANDARD

Supervisors & Commanders
Additional Initial Training & Refreshers

(Case by Case Basis - We Can Discuss Exactly What You Need)

The following additional courses are needed for supervisors or employees in supervisory roles upon completion of their initial training and refreshers.


8 HOUR

Hazardous Waste Worker

Prerequisite: 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Worker

This course covers  at least eight additional hours of specialized training  on such topics as, but not limited to:

  • the employer’s safety and health program, 
  • personal protective equipment program, 
  • spill containment program, 
  • and health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques.

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8 HOUR

On-Scene Incident Commander

Prerequisite: 24 Hour Emergency Response Technician

 Incident commanders, who will assume control of the incident scene beyond the first responder awareness level, shall receive at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level.

In addition they must  have competency in the following areas 

  • Know and be able to implement the employer’s incident command system.
  • Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan.
  • Know and understand the hazards and risks associated with employees working in chemical protective clothing. 
  • Know how to implement the local emergency response plan. 
  • Know of the state emergency response plan and of the Federal Regional Response Team. 
  • Know and understand the importance of decontamination procedures.

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OSHA STANDARD

8 Hour Refresher Courses

These 8-hour refreshers are required annually once employees have completed their initial training.

8 HOUR

General Hazard Awareness
This refresher course is designed to re-acquaint students with various methods of observation needed to determine the presence of Hazardous Materials in the workplace.

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8 HOUR

Emergency Response Awareness
This refresher course is designed to re-acquaint first responders at the awareness level who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release and who have already been trained to initiate an emergency response sequence.

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OSHA STANDARD

DOT Hazmat Training

The DOT HAZMAT Program only needs to be done every three years. This four-hour training program fulfills both initial and refresher training requirements.

The Department of Transportation makes training mandatory for almost anyone who handles hazardous materials.


 

4 HOUR

DOT Hazmat Training

This course needs to be completed by any employee who does any of the following, regardless of frequency or amount:

  • select or fill hazardous materials packages, 
  • label containers, 
  • complete shipping papers,
  • load or unload vehicles, 
  • transport hazardous materials, 
  • or operate vehicles used in the transport of hazardous materials.

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