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The 24 Hour HAZWOPER course is for employees who are limited to a specific duty or on fully characterized sites which have no hazards above acceptable levels. The HAZWOPER 24 hour training is for Managers and supervisors as well as those they supervise. Hazardous Materials Technicians and Specialists, Emergency correspondents, and employees at a treatment, storage, or disposal site managing RCRA waste all require the initial 24-hour HAZWOPER training.

The HAZWOPER 24 hour training will discuss the different types of hazardous materials and the risks associated with them, the need for protective and respiratory equipment when handling hazardous materials, evaluating work practices to minimize risks commonly found at waste sites, and more.

This course covers 24 hours of instruction, required by 29 CFR 1910.120(e) (3), OSHA’s Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response training standard. According to regulations, employees must have an initial training of 24-hour HAZWOPER and one day of supervised field experience before being allowed to enter the site. This online course meets the requirement of the initial training of HAZWOPER 24. The one day supervised field experience can be fulfilled via a current or potential employer.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to print your certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.

This HAZWOPER 24 hour training is comprised of 14 sections, covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and recall OSHA regulations and requirements.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Site Characterization.
  • Identify the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures.
  • Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers, and reactive chemicals.
  • Identify the chemicals and hazards they present in the workplace.
  • Identify components of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and steps of any Hazard Communication Program.
  • Identify radiation hazards and different types of radiation.
  • Identify different types of respiratory equipment.
  • Indicate Protection Factors.
  • Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE.
  • Recognize and indicate the characteristics of a work zone.
  • List the elements of site security.
  • Recognize the principles of decontamination methods as well as levels of decontamination.
  • Define a Medical Surveillance Program and its purpose.
  • Identify the types and methods of air monitoring.
  • Recall characteristics of the confined space permit system, such as main confined space atmospheric hazards and types of ventilation.
  • Describe the medical concerns associated with confined spaces.
  • Indicate the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and action for personal safety and the safety of others.