We offer an OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER course that can be taken entirely online. While the 24-Hour HAZWOPER course provides a thorough overview of the equipment available to HAZWOPER workers, this portion of the course is less detailed than the 40-Hour training.
While this course gives students a thorough overview to the equipment that is available to HAZWOPER workers, it does not cover it in the same detail as the 40-Hour training, nor does it require any hands-on training.
The objectives of the OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Online course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii) for general industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(iii) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.
ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING
This OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER course requires an annual 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training course to stay current and comply with OSHA regulations. The HAZWOPER refresher training should be completed within one year of completing this initial training course and every year thereafter.
UPGRADING YOUR TRAINING
Students who have taken the 24-Hour HAZWOPER course can upgrade to the 40-Hour HAZWOPER level by taking an additional 16 hours of training. This is accomplished by taking the 16-Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade. There is no time limit on when students with 24 hours of initial training must take the additional 16 hours of training.
Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Additional training in the use of any personal protective equipment (PPE) or clothing used as part of emergency response is required and should be provided by your employer.
Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by his or her employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.
Once workers have completed their 24 hours of training, OSHA requires that worker must get supervised field experience.
PER 29 CFR 1910.120(E)(3)(II) AND 29 CFR 1926.65(E)(3)(III)
"Workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor."
Many people mistakenly think this is part of their initial training and it is NOT. The one-day requirement of direct supervision has nothing to do with the training requirement. This requirement is meant to ensure that newly trained employees are not sent to a work site and left unsupervised but rather receive supervised field experience for at least one day. It is not part of their training period; it is part of their job function period.