What to Expect in HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® Training
- You can take National Environmental Trainer’s (NET) online HAZWOPER courses on a desktop or any mobile device.
- You may log in and out on your own schedule. Our system tracks your sessions, content, and study time when you log in and out. You’ll be able to see how much time as accrued as you study You will have to accumulate a minimum of 24 hours within the course. Quizzes and the final exam are self-grading.
- Offers customer and instructor support while you take the course.
- Provides an immediate downloadable e-certificate when you pass the course. Hard copy wallet cards will be mailed to you.
- NET’s HAZWOPER 24-hour course complies with OSHA regulations. NET is the only company with an interpretation letter from OSHA verifying the HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® training meets HAZWOPER training requirements.
- This course was awarded 4.0 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) — approval number 13334.
- You can take the 24-hour HAZWOPER online training course and be eligible to earn 2.4 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
NET’s 24-hour HAZWOPER course features the OSHA-approved HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator®, 14 full-length videos, and over 50 interactive animations. You can take it for certification or continuing education units (CEUs) on any computer or mobile device.
This course is divided into a series of 77 modules, with self-grading quizzes throughout to assure you are retaining the knowledge. You or your employees will learn why protective equipment is needed, how to wear and remove it, how to observe safety regulations and examination of site control.
You’ll take a final exam at the end of the course and receive a valid certificate for passing. You’ll also have a year from the time of registration to access the course.
After taking the 24-hour NET HAZWOPER course, you or your employees will be able to:
- Describe training and other requirements for HAZWOPER workers.
- Describe various types of hazardous substances.
- Define toxicity and describe factors that affect it.
- Describe hazardous substance labeling requirements and standards.
- Describe factors associated with respiratory protection.
- Describe various types of and selection criteria for personnel protective equipment.
- Describe decontamination guidelines and methods.
- Describe proper handling of drums and other hazardous waste containers.
- Recognize the results of mixing incompatible chemicals and list examples of various incompatible chemicals.
- To view the full list of topics covered in this training, view the course overview and table of contents here.
Physical and On Site Requirements
The 24 Hour HAZWOPER Course is taken online. As with any training, classroom or online, the employer is required by regulations to train the employee(s) on performance based standards for any applicable equipment.
Plan States (approved by U.S. OSHA) must have standards at least as stringent as the Federal HAZWOPER training requirements. They may have additional training requirements, however.
What does an effective HAZWOPER refresher training program do?
- Develops a strong safety culture
- Heightens employee safety by helping employees protect themselves
- Improves a company’s effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity
- Increases employee skills
- May prevent regulatory sanctions
- Aids in ensuring safe and secure shipments of hazardous materials
- Reduces likelihood of catastrophic events
- Provides employees with an understanding of why compliance and safety are necessary
What's The Difference Between 40 Hour HAZWOPER and 24 Hour HAZWOPER Training?
HAZWOPER training is required for work at all contaminated sites. The primary difference between the 24 and 40 hour HAZWOPER training comes down to the OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs). Individuals who will not likely be exposed to PELs at or above the threshold limits can take the 24 hour version of the training. If you believe people at a site will meet or exceed the PELs, then you would need the 40 hour training.