How NET Helps You Stay HAZWOPER Certified
- NET offers the only online HAZWOPER training, featuring the HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator®, that has been accepted by OSHA. See the OSHA interpretation letter here.
- When you take HAZWOPER training online, you may use any computer or mobile device, log in and out at your convenience, and start where you left off in both study time and content.
- Study time will show you how much time has accrued in the training while you study. You will have to accumulate a minimum of 8 hours within the course. Self-grading quizzes help assure that you know the information and will pass the final exam.
- 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.
- The 8-hour HAZWOPER course has been awarded 1.34 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) — approval number 13334.
- This course is eligible for .8 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.
This NET HAZWOPER online training course with the HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® features modules with award-winning content, 14 full-length videos and more than 35 interactive animations. The study timer helps you know how many hours you’ve accrued while you study. Self-grading quizzes prepare you to pass the final exam. You’ll receive an emailed certificate after completing the course.
When you complete NET’s 8-hour online HAZWOPER refresher training, you will have re-certification as a 24-Hour HAZWOPER or 40-Hour general site worker. This course is to be completed as your annual refresher training after having previously completed the 24- or 40-hour HAZWOPER training.
You will re-visit how to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as it applies to contaminated site activities and the limitations of PPE, being able to read and interpret a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for chemical safety and spill response activities, and recognizing and distinguishing the 9 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) hazard class ratings as they relate to chemical safety.
You will also be able to recognize different chemical labeling systems, requirements and standards, interpret the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704 Diamond for chemical hazards, and define and understand Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste as it differs from a hazardous material.
Additionally, you’ll know the laws and regulations as they relate to hazardous substances, the chemical properties that cause harm to people, the environment and property, and the toxicology of various chemicals on the human body.
The 8-hour course also refreshes your understanding of respiratory protection relating to contaminated site cleanup, the four levels of PPE used in contaminated site cleanup and emergency response and how to implement a proper decontamination sequence. The course topics covered also include regulatory requirements for HAZWOPER workers, drums and other hazardous waste containers, and incompatible chemicals and examples of various incompatible chemicals.
- Regulatory requirements for HAZWOPER workers
- Types of hazardous substances
- Hazardous substance labeling requirements and standards
- Respiratory protection
- PPE types and selection
- Decontamination guidelines and methods
- Drums and other hazardous waste containers
- Incompatible chemicals and examples of various incompatible chemicals
- Experience proper donning, doffing and decontamination in the HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator
- Take the HAZWOPER Certification exam
- For a complete list of all modules please go to the full table of contents.
Physical and On Site Requirements
If you are in an OSHA-approved Plan State, you may need additional training. Plan state requirements are often more stringent than federal HAZWOPER training requirements. While NET’s training course is very comprehensive, additional site-specific training must be taken for certain hazardous materials/environments that may be encountered at different sites. This is an employer obligation.
It has been more than 12 months since I took my initial HAZWOPER training or 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher. What should I do?
If you have missed a refresher training course because of unavoidable circumstances, you should take the refresher course immediately. You may have to repeat your 24-hour HAZWOPER or 40-hour HAZWOPER training if too much time has passed since your initial course or last refresher. The time frame considered “substantial” will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
I am a scientist or engineer assigned to a contaminated site. What kind of HAZWOPER training do I need?
HAZWOPER refresher training is required for work at all contaminated sites, including that done by scientists and engineers. These sites are placed on the National Priority List (NPL) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and are scheduled for clean-up. The responsible party as identified in the EPA regulations, usually the site owner or past occupant, must cover the clean-up cost.
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