Hazwoper (8 hour refresher)

Course Introduction

All levels of Hazwoper require annual refresher training. Our 8-hour Hazwoper refresher courses meet or exceed the OSHA requirements for training of personnel engaged in hazardous waste operations as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120.

Who requires Hazwoper training and how long should the training be?

Hazwoper applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees:

Course Agenda

The 8 hour refresher course agenda changes based on the needs of the specific organization/ class. Some topics that may be included are:

  • Accidental Release Measures & Spill Cleanup Procedures
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • Understanding Chemical Hazards
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Electrical Safety in a HAZMAT Environment
  • Emergency Response Plan
  • Exposure Monitoring & Medical Surveillance
  • Fire Prevention & Safety
  • Handling Hazardous Materials
  • HAZMAT Labeling
  • Heat Stress
  • Medical Surveillance Programs

  • Monitoring Procedures & Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • PPE and Decontamination Procedures
  • Respiratory Safety
  • Site Safety & Health Plan
  • Work Practices and Engineering Controls
  • Site Control – Control zones and areas
  • Site control tactics
  • Site Characterization –Phase 1, 2 and 3 site assessments
  • Monitoring
  • Respiratory Protection w. SCBA
  • Drum Handling
  • Spill Containment and Control

How long is the certification good for?

Hazwoper refresher training is required every 12 months.

If the date for refresher training has lapsed, the need to repeat initial training must be determined based on the employee's familiarity with safety and health procedures used on site. The employee should take the next available refresher training course. In addition OSHA states that “there should be a record in the employee's file indicating why the training has been delayed and when the training will be completed."

What is the length of the course?

  • Our 8 hour annual refresher course is actually 8 hours in length. It can be split into 2 sessions if required.