HAZWOPER 40-hour is required for employees who perform activities that are exposed or could potentially be exposed to hazardous substances.
This course is precisely designed for employees who are involved in the clean-up process, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste spills.
Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safe work practices, and the regulatory requirements set by OSHA and EPA. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.
Trainees must have additional hands-on training in the donning, doffing, and use of the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for their job sites in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.
Workers must complete 40 hours of initial training and at least three days of supervised field experience before they are permitted to enter the worksite.
The course meets the standard requirement of 40 hours of initial training. The required 8 hours of hands-on training can be completed by a qualified instructor.
The three day’s field experience under a trained, experienced supervisor, manager, or team lead is the responsibility of the student’s employer.
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the purpose of OSHA and EPA’s regulatory requirements
- Use Site Characterization to establish problems that may exist in your workplace and measures that can be implemented to eliminate hazards
- Identify hazardous materials in the workplace and the possible methods, symptoms, and preventative measures of exposure
- Encourage the use of Safety Datasheets (SDS) to identify and properly handle hazardous materials
- Familiarize employees with the use of the latest revision of the Emergency Response Guide book
- Familiarize employees with materials, compounds, and mixtures that may present flammable, explosive, chemical, or radiological hazards
- Highlight the importance of personal protective equipment and its limitations
- Establish an effective Site Control Program to reduce the risk of exposure to only those working in the hazardous work zone
- Implement emergency procedures for treating workers in the event of hazardous exposure