The OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER online course provides in-depth training on how to perform post-emergency response activities and cleanups/remediation at industrial sites, Superfund and RCRA corrective action sites, and voluntary cleanups involving hazardous substances. Training includes hazard recognition, exposure limits and risk evaluation for chemical and general site safety concerns. You will review the technology and methods available to monitor and detect hazardous materials, learn how to control and contain chemical spills, establish a decontamination process, and select and use worker protective equipment, among a wide variety of other subjects.
Students who take this HAZWOPER training entirely online are those workers who will receive follow-up instruction with site-specific equipment training conducted by their employer, or those who require 40-Hour HAZWOPER training but will not use any equipment on the work site.
It should be noted that the 40-Hour HAZWOPER Online training does not allow students the practical experience and ability to handle the tools and equipment available to the HAZWOPER worker. On-site, job-specific equipment training provided by the employer is essential to fulfill the HAZWOPER requirement.
Students complete the OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER training course entirely online. Instead of in-person, hands-on training, students are shown over 100 short video clips that simulate one 8-Hour hands-on session. The video clips demonstrate HAZWOPER equipment in great detail and students have the ability to review the videos as many times as necessary.
This course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training requirement for 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 49 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i).
ANNUAL REFRESHER TRAINING
This OSHA 40-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.
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 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 40 hours of training, OSHA requires that worker must get supervised field experience.
Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i)
General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days 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 three-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 get supervised field experience for at least three days. It is not part of their training period; it is part of their job function period.