Hazwoper (40 hour)

Course Introduction

Hazwoper is short for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Our world class 40- hazwoper course meets or exceeds the OSHA requirements for training of personnel engaged in hazardous waste operations as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.120.

This includes the removal or handling of underground tanks and/or piping, contaminated soil and/or groundwater, subsurface investigations, construction work in which hazardous materials may potentially be present, encountered, prepared, packaged, labeled, marked, stored, shipped for disposal, or any facility wherein hazardous wastes are treated, stored, or disposed.

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

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

Course Agenda

Our courses are customized based on the type of your operations and exposures. The course agenda typically is as follows:

  • 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

In addition you will also receive hands on training on the following topics:

  • Site Control – Control zones and areas
  • Site control tactics
  • Site control terms
  • Site Characterization –Phase 1, 2 and 3 site assessments
  • Site characterization tactics
  • Monitoring - Types of monitoring, Monitoring theory, Different equipment, Monitoring terms
  • Respiratory Protection w. SCBA- Types of respiratory protection
  • Drum Handling- Drum handling requirements
  • Containment and Control - Methods of defensive containment, Methods of offensive containment

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?

  • 40 hour (Hazardous Material Worker) (Typically 5 full days of training).