40 Hour HAZWOPER, 24 Hour HAZWOPER, and 8 Hour HAZWOPER Training Courses
OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. Getting the right OSHA HAZWOPER training is essential, but what is the right training that you may need? If any of your employees are going to be potentially exposed to hazardous materials, they need to at a minimum receive the 24 hour HAZWOPER training. Those in need of advanced training may require the 40 hour HAZWOPER training. These training courses are only valid for 12 months. After that, the 8 hour HAZWOPER refresher trainings will be required on an annual basis for your team to maintain certifications.
24 Hour HAZWOPER Training
Depending on your job, you might encounter hazardous waste and materials that can be harmful if you don’t handle them correctly. In fact, many common products and solutions are considered hazardous, including paint, solvents, asbestos, and pesticides. If any of your employees are going to be potentially exposed to hazardous materials, they need to at a minimum receive the 24 hour HAZWOPER training. You should take a HAZWOPER 24 Hour course if you work with or near hazardous materials under permissible exposure limits (PELs).
OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Training
If you work with hazardous materials that are at or above permissible exposure limits, you should take the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training course. The comprehensive 40 Hour HAZWOPER course reviews a variety of topics that relate to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), including site characterization, hazardous chemicals, radiation hazards, personal protective equipment (PPE), and decontamination methods. Additionally, our 40 Hour HAZWOPER training teaches you about best practices for safely handling and responding to emergencies that involve hazardous waste. Plus, you’ll increase your knowledge about OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3) standards.
8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training
If you already have had the 24 hour HAZWOPER training or the 40 hour HAZWOPER training, you need to take an annual 8 hour HAZWOPER refresher course to help keep your knowledge and skills up to speed. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. This information should not be new, except for minor portions that have been updated with additional findings or better information. The course reviews all the materials required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.