HAZWOPER Specialist (40-hour)

Course Details

HAZWOPER Specialist training

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.

HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Training in Houston, Texas

If you’re looking for Hazwoper specialist operation training in Houston, Texas, look no further than ABC safety solutions. Our experienced instructors will help you develop the skills you need to safely and effectively operate in hazardous environments. In addition to top-notch training, ABC safety solutions also offer a number of benefits and advantages, including:

  • A wealth of experience and expertise
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Affordable pricing

What does HAZWOPER mean?

HAZWOPER stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. The program was first developed in the early 1980s and provides guidance for workers who respond to hazardous material releases.

HAZWOPER standard requirements are designed to protect workers from the potential health risks involving hazardous substances. The program covers everything from safe handling of hazardous materials to responding to a release or emergency situation.

Industries that Require HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Training Course

hazwoper training at clean-up site

The Hazwoper Specialist Operation Training Course is required for employees in a variety of industries, including:

  • Chemical production plants,
  • Waste management facilities
  • Oil refineries
  • Treatment storage and disposal facilities

It is also popular among first responders in uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.

For whom does HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Training Course

The Hazwoper Specialist Operation Training Course is designed for emergency response workers who have a responsibility to protect people and the environment from potential chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) hazards.

The course provides responders with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely enter an incident scene where hazardous materials are present. Students learn how to identify potential hazards, assess the situation, and take steps to protect themselves and the public. The course also covers decontamination procedures and the proper disposal of contaminated materials.

Learning Outcomes of HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Course

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

wokers carrying hazardous subtances

How is the HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Course Evaluated?

The 40-hour HAZWOPER Training Course is evaluated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

The course is designed to train workers in the safe handling of hazardous materials. Upon successful completion of the training requirements, workers are certified to work in hazmat operations. The course is rigorous and includes both classroom instruction and hands-on training.

HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Training Cost

The HAZWOPER training cost can vary depending on the provider and the length of the course. However, most providers offer discounts for groups or multiple attendees. Contact ABC Safety Solutions for more information.

HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Course Certifications

Hazwoper specialist operation training courses certify workers who may be involved in hazardous material cleanup and removal. The courses provide instruction on how to safely work in an environment that has been contaminated with the hazardous material. Workers who complete the course receive a certification that is recognized by the OSHA standards.

HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Course Validity

According to the OSHA, the 40-hour Hazwoper Training course is valid for three years. It must be renewed every three years, and it is valid for only one year after the date of renewal. The course must include both classroom instruction and hands-on practice.

HAZWOPER Specialist Operation Training Location

The Hazwoper Specialist Operation Training Course course is available to the public at our training center in Houston, Texas. On-site training sessions can also be scheduled.

Course Content

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Introduction to Hazwoper
  • Hazard recognition
  • Physical Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Waste Management
  • Respiratory protection
  • Monitoring and Detection instruments
  • Toxicology
  • Chemical safety
  • HAZMAT incidents
  • Onsite safety considerations
  • Site safety & health plan
  • Control and containment
  • Decontamination procedures
  • Hazardous materials spill cleanup
  • Emergency response


40 hours



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