About This Course
The 40-Hour HAZWOPER training course is required for workers facing high-risk of exposure to hazardous materials at levels at or above OSHA's permissible exposure limits (PELs). It meets the requirements outlined in OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 29 CFR 1910.120(e) standard.
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Duration: 35 hours minimum
Standard: OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 29 CFR 1910.120(e)
Renewal Course: 8-Hour HAZWOPER Annual Refresher
Why You Should Choose National Enviromental Trainers?
- Provides an online, self-paced, 24/7 solution that complements companies' challenging schedules
- Delivers automated renewal reminders to ensure certifications never lapse
- Stores certifications in a convenient account repository
- Meets OSHA requirements with trusted content aligned with current regulations and best practices
- Engaging and interactive online course on your schedule, anytime, anywhere from your phone, tablet, or computer
OSHA developed the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard to protect workers at hazardous sites. It applies to emergency response activities where there is an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance or where an uncontrolled release may be likely. A wide range of industries are affected by HAZWOPER requirements, including:
- Emergency Services
- Environmental Sciences
NET's online interactive course contains thorough explanations, engaging animations, and check point questions throughout to ensure comprehension. Upon completion of the self-study modules, learners take a final examination to earn their certification. After successfully passing the examination, users can immediately download their digital certificate documenting compliance. NET also maintains records of all course completions and sends email notifications when refresher courses are due.
During HAZWOPER training, OSHA requires hands-on personal protective equipment (PPE) skills training using the actual equipment found on the job site. With the NET HAZWOPER Hands-On Simulator®, a site supervisor can demonstrate donning and doffing PPE, while learners participate in three virtual scenarios of donning and doffing Level A, Level B, and Level C PPE.
In addition to cutting training costs, the NET HAZWOPER Hands-On Simulator® provides a socially distant solution to reduce potential exposure during PPE skills training. The Simulator is exclusively included in every NET HAZWOPER course.
This course includes the OSHA-accepted HAZWOPER Hands-On Simulator®. Learn more about the hands-on simulator.
After completing NET's 40-Hour-Hazwoper online training, learners will:
- Be certified as a HAZWOPER General Site Worker, meeting requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and other applicable regulations.
- Understand hazardous substances and materials, workplace risks, and the health effects of hazardous materials to the human body.
- Have an up-to-date understanding of regulations and statutes relating to HAZWOPER operations and the limitations of the various levels of certifications, such as OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), site characterization, and medical surveillance programs.
- Know how to prepare a site safety and health plan and a job hazard analysis that minimizes risk from hazardous materials.
- Be able to identify hazardous substances, including the use of the Department of Transportation (DOT) labeling system, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704 placard system, Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS), container profiles, the Globally Harmonized System (GHS), and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs).
- Know how to select and use (don and doff) proper personal protective equipment (PPE), including Level A, B, and C protection using NET's HAZWOPER Hands-On Simulator®.
- Understand basic hazardous materials terminology such as vapor density, specific gravity, pH, TLV/TWA, PEL, STEL, IDLH, flammability range, L.E.L./U.E.L., combustible, flammable, flash point, and auto-ignition temperature.
- Understand the concepts of decontamination and their importance in hazardous materials operations.
- Know how to enter confined spaces and ensure safety during operations in these spaces.
- Know the methods to contain and control spills at work sites.
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- 1 Employee - $395.00
- 2-10 Employees - $335.75 each
- 11-24 Employees - $316.00 each
- 25+ Employees - $296.25 each
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Frequently Asked Questions
The 40-Hour HAZWOPER course is designed for a person who works in an environment where there is a potential for exposure to hazardous substances at or above the permissible exposure limits. This can include clean-up operations or operations involving hazardous substances at the workplace, and the storage, treatment, or disposal of hazardous substances, as well as emergency response operations. It complies with OSHA's CFR 1910.120(e) standard.
Besides the duration of the course, the 24-Hour offering is aimed primarily at individuals who work in an environment with limited opportunity for exposure to hazardous substances. This includes those who work with or near hazardous substances under permissible exposure limits. The 40-Hour HAZWOPER training is designed for individuals with risk for exposure to hazardous substances that exceed these limits and who must wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
- Removing or handling of underground tanks and/or piping.
- Handling contaminated soil and/or groundwater.
- Conducting subsurface investigations.
- Participating in construction work where hazardous substances may potentially be present.
- Working at an uncontrolled hazardous waste site as listed by a federal or state regulatory agency.
- Performing work at a listed or proposed-for listing on the Superfund National Priority List (NPL).
- Performing work at a listed site or proposed for listing on a state priority list.
- Conducting operations at corrective action sites covered by U.S EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
Yes, HAZWOPER certifications do expire. They must be renewed annually with the 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher course.
Upon completion of the self-study modules, learners take a final examination to earn their certificate. After successfully passing the examination, users can immediately download their digital certificate documenting completion. NET also maintain records of all course completions and sends email notifications when refresher courses are due.