OSHA has stated in many HAZWOPER interpretation letters that 40 hour and 24 hour sessions require site-specific hands-on learning on the actual Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that an employee will be using in their job. Site-specific means just that. The training cannot be done with generic PPE, but must be done with the actual equipment in order to fully meet the OSHA regulations. The OSHA training requirements for these HAZWOPER courses are listed below.
A minimum of 24 or 40 hours of offsite instruction.
Site-specific training on the actual PPE. A public seminar with people from different job sites cannot fulfill this requirement.
Either 1 or 3 days of training under the direction of a qualified supervisor.
Medical physical exam conducted by a fully licensed physician. The physical must also include a pulmonary function test of the lungs.
Appropriate annual refresher training must be performed in order to maintain the certification status.
National Environmental Trainers® is primarily a HAZWOPER training and HAZMAT certification company. Our main offerings include: 24 Hour and 40 hour HAZWOPER courses offered online or on site, 8 hour HAZWOPER annual refresher courses online to keep your certification current and an exclusive OSHA accepted Hands-on Training Simulator that provides a realistic presentation about using PPE for each level of protection against hazardous waste or materials.
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