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HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher (Engineers & Scientists) - 1910.120 (e)

Cost: $95 per person


A HAZWOPER course designed by Engineers and Scientists for Engineers and Scientists.

browse osha hazwoper coursesGroup discounts available (3 or more people). Please email or call us at 1.888.877.7130 for a quote. Included in the course is our exclusive HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator which OSHA has accepted. Please see the OSHA acceptance letter on our downloads page.

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Course Details

Course Description

In compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 regulations, this annual refresher training is required for individuals having a role with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). This course is an advanced version of our regular HAZWOPER 8 Hour Annual Refresher. The course was designed by Engineers and Scientists for Engineers and Scientists.HAZWOPER Course Description

The course includes content that is of interest to both groups of professions while still meeting the OSHA HAZWOPER 8-Hour Annual Refresher Requirement. This course complies with OSHA regulations and can be taken online. The course consists of modules with the use of multi-media components for an engaging experience.

The objective of this course is to provide annual refresher training.catalog of OSHA courses

Plan States (approved by U.S. OSHA) must have standards at least as stringent as the Federal HAZWOPER training requirements. These Plan States may have additional training requirements.

Course Features

• Includes 14 full length videos
• HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® (OSHA accepted)
• Audio narration of text
• Over 35 interactive flash animations
• Award winning content
• CEU’s
• Self grading quizzes and final exam
• OSHA Study Timer (tracks your study time login and logout at your convenience)
• Certificate of Completion (3 certificates) e-cert, 8×10 and wallet card (instant download of e-certificate upon course completion)
• Course access for 1 year from the time of registration
• Free registration into the National Repository® (download your certificates at anytime in the future)


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a total of 3 certificates. An email with an e-certificate will be sent to you or your designee immediately upon completing the course and the original certificates (8×10 and pvc wallet card) will arrive in the mail.

Accreditation – Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)

This 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 .66 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Accreditation from an impartial, qualified association or organization is critical to the acceptance of training, its lasting value in the workplace, preventing liability issues for the employer and reducing employee accidents and injuries. Many health and safety professionals consider ABIH to be the benchmark for training accreditation.

Added Assurance of OSHA HAZWOPER Compliance

We also offer the added assurance that our HAZWOPER refresher course complies with the OSHA regulations. We have an interpretation letter from the U.S. OSHA Directorate of Enforcement Programs in Washington D.C., accepting our HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator. Please follow this link to download the OSHA interpretation letter. No other online company has such a letter from OSHA. So, for almost the same price as other companies that provide no assurance, you also receive added assurance from us that you are in compliance with OSHA.

Successful companies and employers do not guess at regulatory compliance. They make certain they are in compliance at all times or at least they are making strong efforts to be in compliance. It is no different when it comes to health and safety training. The training received by employees is only as good as the instruction. Unfortunately, some people believe that a certificate is a certificate and they are in compliance. This is not always the case and companies pay huge fines for training deficiencies.

An effective HAZWOPER refresher training program:

• 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 understanding of why compliance and safety are necessary

Who Developed Our Training? (Peer Review)

This HAZWOPER refresher course was reviewed by a former OSHA Training Institute instructor. Mr. Bill Bunner reviewed the course for accuracy and compliance relative to OSHA regulations, interpretation letters and guidelines. Mr. Bunner also reviewed the course for general good health and safety work practices.

Study Guide

Includes Free Study Guide! The study guide should be used as a reference for the course as some content will not contain the exact information as the online course.


We develop our courses using our exclusive Safetyneering® concept that we believe delivers the best possible online training courses. Professional and degreed Engineers, Scientists, and information architects go through a series of steps to produce in-depth professional HAZWOPER training. We work closely to fully scope the content of the course and then engage design professionals to bring the content to life. This is a rigorous and demanding process but one that just delivers time after time.


8 hours (OSHA 8 Hour Training Requirement) Note: OSHA requires the 8 hour course will take a minimum of 8 hours of actual study time. Anything less will not comply with the OSHA standard. Our course allows you to login and logout at any time increment in order to fit your schedule. When you logout, the course will be bookmarked so you can begin where you left off. The study timer will also accrue your time and will begin where you left off in the course.


24 or 40 hour HAZWOPER


Includes U.S. Based support. An experienced and highly qualified HAZWOPER instructor is available to you throughout the training process. Our toll free hotline or email will allow access to some of the finest instructors in the U.S.

Levels of HAZWOPER Training

HAZWOPER training levels for various occupations and job functions. View the chart and matrix and decide which training course is right for you. The OSHA regulations are sometimes difficult to interpret. By reviewing the chart and matrix, you can determine the exact training needed for your employees. The information used to produce the chart and matrix was derived from OSHA regulations, guidance documents, and interpretation letters.

Individual or Group Training

Our training can be taken and completed on an individual basis or in a group setting. For individuals, the training is self-paced and you are able to complete the training on your schedule. You are able to logout and login at your discretion. When you login, the training will begin where it last left off both in content and study time. The same is true for training in a group setting. Usually, a company will project the course onto a screen where a group of people can take the training together. At conclusion of the modules, each person from the group will login to our site using their respective username and password and take the final exam.

Table of Contents

Module 1: Regulatory Overview
Levels of Training

Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities Part 1
Organizational Structure
Essential Personnel
Health and Safety Plan (HASP)

Module 3: Roles and Responsibilities Part 2
Optional Personnel
Lines of Authority

Module 4: Hazard Recognition (Overview)
Injury Prevention
Boiling Point, Vapor Pressure, Vapor Density, pH, Flashpoint
Lower/Upper Explosive Limits
Fire Triangle

Module 5: Hazard Recognition Part 1
NFPA Requirements
Job Hazard Analysis
Defining Risk
Chemical Hazard Identification Systems
NFPA 704 System
DOT Labels and Placards
Ionizing Radiation

Module 6: Hazard Recognition Part 2
Chemical and Physical Hazards
Fires and Explosions
Shock Sensitive
Oxygen Deficiency

Module 7: Hazard Recognition Part 3
Site and Equipment Hazards
Heat Stress
Heat Stroke
Cold Stress

Module 8: Hazard Recognition Part 4
Infectious Diseases (Bloodborne Pathogens, HIV, HBV)

Module 9: Toxicology Part 1
Chemical Classification
Routes of Exposure and Dose
Interaction with Other Chemicals
Dust, Fumes, Mists and Vapors

Module 10: Toxicology Part 2
Classes of Chemical Toxins
Dose to Organs

Module 11: Toxicology Part 3
Dose and Response
Storage in the Body
Chronic Response
Chemical Interaction
OSHA Exposure Limits

Module 12: Placards and Labeling
NFPA Hazardous System Identification
DOT Placards

Module 13: Respiratory Protection Part 1

Respirator Protection Program
Respirator Types
Selection of Respiratory Equipment

Module 14: Respiratory Protection Part 2
Air-purifying Respirators
Combination Canisters and Cartridges
Types of APR Face Pieces

Module 15: Respiratory Protection Part 3
Supplied Air Respirators (SAR)
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
Combination SCBA/SAR

Module 16: Respiratory Protection Part 4
Chemical Concentration
Protection Factors
Calculating Protection Factors

Module 17: Respiratory Protection Part 5
Respirator Fit Test (Quantitative and Qualitative)
Respiratory Maintenance
Types of Respirator Canisters
How Respirators Work
Positive and Negative Pressure Fit Test
Respirator Limits
Cleaning, Maintenance and Storage

Module 18: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 1
Clothing and Ensembles
Developing a PPE Program
Program Review and Evaluation

Module 19: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 2
Level A
Level B
Level C
Level D
Selecting the level of protection

Module 20: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 3
Protective Clothing
Inspection and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
Selection of Chemical Protective Clothing
Permeation and Degradation
Work Mission Duration

Module 21: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 4
Considerations for working in PPE
Air Supply Consumption
Coolant Supply
Special Considerations

Module 22: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 5
Reasons to Upgrade/Downgrade PPE
PPE Inspection Program
Proper Storage
PPE Before Use Inspection

Module 23: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 6
In-use Monitoring
Donning and Doffing
Clothing Reuse
Heat Stress and Monitoring
Heat Rash
Heat Cramps
Heat Stroke

Module 24: Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Part 7
Hand Protection
General Requirements of the OSHA Standard
Eye and Face Protection
Selection of Eye and Face Protection
Head Protection
Foot Protection

Module 25: HAZWOPER Site Control
Site Map
Site Preparation

Module 26: HAZWOPER Site Zones
Site Zones Explained
Establishing the Hot Line
The Buddy System

Module 27: HAZWOPER Support Zones
Site Security
Communication Systems

Module 28: Decontamination Part 1
Decon Plan and Procedures
Standard Operating Procedures
Maximizing Worker Protection from Hazardous Wastes
Proper Dress Out Procedures
Levels of Contamination

Module 29: Decontamination Part 2
Personal Decon Station
Extent of Decon Required
Types of Contamination
Amount of Contamination
Levels of Protection

Module 30: Decontamination Part 3
Decon of Personnel and Equipment
Decon During Medical Emergencies
Physical Injury
Heat Stress

Module 31: Decontamination Part 4
Protection for Decon Workers
Decon Procedures
Chemical and Physical Removal of Contamination

Module 32: Decontamination Part 5
Persistent Contamination
What if Decon procedure has not worked?
Lab Testing Articles
Fundamentals that Affect Permeation of Protective Clothing
Substance and Tools for Effective Decontamination

Module 33: Handling Drums Part 1
Planning and Inspection
Handling Drums
Drum Handling Chart

Module 34: Handling Drums Part 2
Opening Drums and Incompatibilities
Other Containers and Incompatible Chemicals
Explosive and Shock Sensitive Wastes
Bulging Drums
Lab Packs
Leaking, Open and Deteriorated Drums
Buried Drums

Module 35: Handling Drums Part 3
Sampling and Staging
Drum Sampling

Module 36: Hazardous Materials Sampling Part 1
Sampling Plan
Hazardous Materials Sampling
Sample Collection and Documentation

Module 37: Hazardous Materials Sampling Part 2
Soil, Surface Water and Groundwater Sampling
Types of Sampling Equipment

Module 38: Confined Spaces
Key Occupational Roles
Safety Attendant
Authorized Entrant
Emergency Rescue Team Training

Module 39: What is a Confined Space?
Confined Space Fatalities
Types of Confined Spaces
Specific Confined Space Hazards

Module 40: Confined Space Injury Prevention
Injury Prevention
Causes of Fatalities

Module 41: Air Monitoring Part 1
Requirements for Air Monitoring Devices
Sampling Methods
Air Monitoring Equipment Characteristics

Module 42: Air Monitoring Part 2
Types of Direct Reading Instruments
Toxic Atmosphere Monitors

Module 43: Air Monitoring Part 3
Types of Direct Reading Instruments Cont’d
Photoionization Detector (PID)
Flame Ionization Detector (FID)
Radiation Monitors
OSHA Action Levels

Module 44: Air Monitoring Part 4
Active and Passive Sampling Equipment
Personal Monitors
Radiation Dosimeters
Personal Sampling Plan

Module 45: Air Monitoring Part 5
OSHA Exposure Limits
Measuring Particles, Gases and Vapors
Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL)
Time Weighted Averages (TWA)
Calculating TWAs

Module 46: Medical Surveillance Part 1
Information for Medical Program
Develop a Site Specific Medical Program

Module 47: Medical Surveillance Part 2

Medical Examination
Periodic Medical Monitoring
Examination After Injury
Termination Exam

Module 48: Site Characterization Part 1
Offsite Characterization and Records Search
Information Sources
Perimeter Reconnaissance
On-site Survey

Module 49: Site Characterization Part 2
Protection of Entry Team and Documentation
Entry Team
Monitoring and Hazard Assessment
Document Control

Module 50: Site Emergencies Part 1
Planning and Personnel
Site Emergencies
How Teams assist in Emergencies
Roles of Personnel During Emergencies

Module 51: Site Emergencies Part 2
Communications Safe Distances and Site Mapping
Safe Refuge
Public Evacuations

Module 52: Site Emergencies Part 3
Evacuations and Emergency Decontamination
Personal Locator Systems
Evacuation Routes and Procedures
First Aid/Medical Treatment

HAZWOPER Hands-On Simulator

Final Exam

It has been more than 12 months since I took my initial HAZWOPER (8, 24, or 40 hour) training or 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher training? What do I do now?

Employees should stay up-to-date in the refresher training, although OSHA does understand that courses may be missed because of unavoidable circumstances. If you have missed a refresher training course, you should attend the next available course. If a substantial amount of time has passed since your initial or refresher training, then repeating the initial training may be necessary. The time frame within which it would be necessary to provide extensive retraining must be determined on a case-by-case basis. Ultimately, employees must be trained sufficiently to allow them to perform their expected job duties in a safe and healthful manner. If a person missed their HAZWOPER refresher training and has questions, OSHA has written an interpretation letter on the subject. Please click here to view the letter.

8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training for Engineers and Scientists at Contaminated Sites

HAZWOPER Engineers and Scientists require HAZWOPER refresher training. HAZWOPER refresher training is required for work at all contaminated sites. 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 pay for the clean up cost.

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