This course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120. Please note that hands-on training is not required for the 40 hour Hazwoper course; although hands-on is the preferred training method by OSHA. To be in compliance with OSHA regulations, the employee must complete 3 days of hands-on training offered by the employer.
Duration: 32 Hours On-Line, 8-hours classroom training
Completion Requirements: Students will be allowed to proceed at their own pace in this interactive, online training program. Students must complete a total of 32 hours of online training and 8 hours in person at a Compliance Solutions training course (see the last page of this outline for tentative dates and locations). After the practical training is complete, students will be required to pass a final exam with a test score of 70% or better.
Training Objective: The purpose of this course 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.
This course covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites. OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. This course, while identifying different types of hazards, also suggests possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place.
This course fulfills your requirements for certification under 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (e), or other applicable state regulations for certification to the 24-hour Occasional Site Worker level.
Hazwoper 24 Hour (Occasional Site Worker)-
This course is for hazardous waste occasional site workers which require that the worker receives a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.
Our course meets the 24 hours of instruction off the site, and we recommend as per industry standard that the student receives the additional day of field experience from their employer or potential employer along with a proper medical evaluation
. According to the 29 CFR 1910.120 (e)(3)(ii); this course is intended for workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geophysical surveying and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits.
(In order to maintain your initial Hazwoper 24 Hour (Occasional Site Worker) Certifications, 8 Hours of Annual Refresher Training is required)
HAZWOPER applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances-- including hazardous waste--and who are engaged in one of the following operations as specified by 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v):
Clean-up operations--required by a governmental body, whether federal, state, local, or other involving hazardous substances-- that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.);
Voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by federal, state, local, or other governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
Operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations; and
Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard.
Examples of the above would be individuals involved in the following occupations: Removal or handling of underground tanks and/or piping, contaminated soil and/or groundwater, subsurface investigations, clean-up operations, construction work in which hazardous materials may potentially be present, encountered, prepared, packaged, labeled, marked, stored, shipped for disposal, and for any facility wherein hazardous wastes are treated, stored, or disposed. Personnel who are involved in the above disciplines are required to have initial and recurrent training.
Clean-up operation means an operation where hazardous substances are removed, contained, incinerated, neutralized,d stabilized, cleared-up, or in any other manner processed or handled with the ultimate goal of making the site safer for people or the environment.
Decontamination means the removal of hazardous substances from employees and their equipment to the extent necessary to preclude the occurrence of foreseeable adverse health effects.
Emergency response or responding to emergencies means a response effort by employees from outside the immediate release area or by other designated responders (i.e., mutual aid groups, local fire departments, etc.) to an occurrence which results, or is likely to result, in an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance. Responses to incidental releases of hazardous substances where the substance can be absorbed, neutralized, or otherwise controlled at the time of release by employees in the immediate release area, or by maintenance personnel are not considered to be emergency responses within the scope of this standard. Responses to releases of hazardous substances where there is no potential safety or health hazard (i.e., fire, explosion, or chemical exposure) are not considered to be emergency responses.
Facility means (A) any building, structure, installation, equipment, pipe or pipeline (including any pipe into a sewer or publicly owned treatment works), well, pit, pond, lagoon, impoundment, ditch, storage container, motor vehicle, rolling stock, or aircraft, or (B) any site or area where a hazardous substance has been deposited, stored, disposed of, or placed, or otherwise come to be located; but does not include any consumer product in consumer use or any water-borne vessel.
Hazardous materials response (HAZMAT) team means an organized group of employees, designated by the employer, who are expected to perform work to handle and control actual or potential leaks or spills of hazardous substances requiring possible close approach to the substance. The team members perform responses to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of control or stabilization of the incident. A HAZMAT team is not a fire brigade nor is a typical fire brigade a HAZMAT team. A HAZMAT team, however, may be a separate component of a fire brigade or fire department.