What is 40-hour HAZWOPER training?
- 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.
What is the difference between 24-hour and 40-hour HAZWOPER training?
- 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).
What kind of jobs typically require the 40-hour HAZWOPER certification?
- 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).
How do you know if your workplace falls under the OSHA HAZWOPER standard?
- Search for your company in the 27 OSHA Plan States, which are state-level regulatory agencies that implement and enforce HAZWOPER regulatory programs. State-level programs often exceed federal regulations.
What types of work are covered by HAZWOPER standards?
- Uncontrolled hazardous waste cleanup regulated by the government
- Corrective action cleanup at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sites
- Voluntary cleanup at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites
- Operations conducted at treatment, storage, disposal (TSD) facilities
- Emergency response operations with release or threat of release of hazardous substances
Does HAZWOPER certification expire?
- Yes, HAZWOPER certifications do expire. They must be renewed annually with the 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher course.
Why should I use NET for my 40-hour HAZWOPER training or refresher?
- NET's 40-Hour HAZWOPER online training course is the most trusted, authoritative, and popular 40-Hour HAZWOPER course in the industry.
- This interactive online course has been fully revised and reorganized to feature exceptional content using current research, standards, and technology. It 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 certificate. After successfully passing the examination, users can immediately download their digital certificate documenting completion. NET also maintains records of all course completions and sends email notifications when refresher courses are due.
- Contact us if you would like to learn more information about HAZWOPER courses.