HAZWOPER 8hr Refresher, 24hr, 40hr Courses
What is HAZWOPER Training?
HAZWOPER stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Training is required by the Department of Labor and OSHA for work environments where employees are exposed to hazardous materials, particularly in the cleanup, storage, and/or disposal of hazardous waste.
HAZWOPER Training provides overall knowledge needed to be compliant with waste management regulations. It is not meant to be used for more detailed, technical training needed for specific waste management responses. Upon the completion of this course, students will be well versed in safety and compliance protocol so that they can determine whether or not waste management practices are safe and legal.
What is the difference between 8hr, 24hr, and 40hr HAZWOPER Training courses?
Certification courses vary in length depending on the needs of employees.
8hr- required annually of everyone holding HAZWOPER certifications. It must be taken within 12 months of obtaining certifications via the 24hr or 40hr courses. If not taken within 12 months, certifications will be lost and in violation of compliance standards.
24hr- best for cleanup employees. The 24hr course broadly covers safety and health issues for work sites. It is required training for workers that are exposed to uncontrolled hazardous waste operations. Students in the HAZWOPER 24hr course are certified by OSHA and educated on safety and compliance measures.
40hr- best for employees working in the treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. It is required training for employees working directly on projects with uncontrolled hazardous waste operations. Upon completion of the 40hr course, students are authorized and prepared to work on sites with hazardous waste.
Online OSHA HAZWOPER Training is available at Clean Management. Courses include online HAZWOPER 8hr, 24hr, and 40hr in compliance with OSHA standards (per 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and (p) & 29 CFR 1926.65(e) and (p)). View our online course catalog. Course options include package deals so employees can earn the certifications and proof of completion that meet their job requirements. Contact Clean Management to learn more.