Do You Need to Take an 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course for Engineers and Scientists?
If you are an engineer or scientist who needs the HAZWOPER 8-Hour Annual Refresher course, National Environmental Trainers (NET) offers a course specifically for you.
This course meets OSHA requirements for annual recertification of the 24-hour HAZWOPER or 40-hour HAZWOPER general site worker courses. If a substantial amount of time has passed since your initial course or last refresher training, you may need to repeat the 24- or 40-hour HAZWOPER course.
NET’s online course complies with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 paragraph (e) regulations. This engaging, interactive course is self-paced.
Course Details for HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher (Engineers and Scientists)
- National Environmental Trainers (NET) offers 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®. No other online company has such a letter from OSHA.
- Take the course on any computer or mobile device at any time.
- Track your study time and place in the course, allowing you to log in and out at your convenience.
- See your accrued time as you study through a visible course timer. You will have to accumulate a minimum of 8 hours within the course.
- Self-grading quizzes throughout course prepares you for the final exam.
- Customer and instructor support while you take the course.
- Downloadable e-certificate when you pass the course. Hard copy wallet card will be mailed to you.
- The 8-hour HAZWOPER course counts as continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for 1.34 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and .8 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
NET HAZWOPER training online has won awards for its content modules which feature over 35 interactive animations, 14 full-length videos, and the HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator®.
This course includes the topics necessary to help you work safely at your job. It’s essential to understand the protective abilities and limitations of equipment to minimize exposure to hazardous substances at places like abandoned hazardous waste sites and Superfund sites. NET allows you to access this course for a year from the time of registration, in case you need to review specifics.
All HAZWOPER-certified individuals are required to take annual refresher training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 regulations. This specialty refresher course goes above and beyond our standard HAZWOPER 8-Hour Annual Refresher having been designed by engineers and scientists for engineers and scientists. The course includes modules that make use of multimedia components for an engaging experience. This course is to be completed as your annual refresher training after having previously completed the 24- or 40-hour HAZWOPER training.
To view the full list of topics covered, view the course description here.
Physical and On Site Requirements
If you work in an OSHA-approved Plan State, you may need additional site-specific training for certain hazardous materials and environments that you may encounter at your site. 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