Why is the 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course Important?
If someone fails to take the required 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher course within 12 months of their certification/recertification date, they may be required to complete the original 40-hour or 24-hour training course to become recertified. According to OSHA, the need to repeat initial training must be determined based on the employee’s familiarity with safety and health procedures used on site.
While this seems ambiguous it really provides the individual organization and site location the ability to make sure that their unique situations are dealt with properly. Missing a due date can happen for a variety of reasons, and it should be noted in the employee’s file as to why the recertification was delayed and when they will be completing the required training. You can help to ensure that recertification isn’t delayed by contacting our team today to reserve your seat in our 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher online course.
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Who Needs HAZWOPER Certification and What is Covered?
OSHA standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120 indicates that HAZWOPER training and certification is required for anyone who performs cleanup, emergency response, or corrective action that involves the uncontrolled release of hazardous substances. There are a number of jobs that will require this training, including hazardous material technicians, supervisory personnel, equipment operators, and more.
At OSHA Pros our 8-hour HAZWOPER recertification course will cover a variety of HAZWOPER-related topics to ensure that those team members that need the refresher will cover all important material to keep themselves and others safe. Topics covered include:
- Personal protection equipment
- Chemical properties
- Hazardous materials
- Overview of the purpose of the Hazwoper Standard
- Proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste
Contact us today to reserve your seat in one of our online 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher courses before your certification expires.