24-Hour HAZWOPER Online Training Course
Do You Need to Take the 24-Hour HAZWOPER Course?
If your workplace is a designated HAZWOPER site under OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120, you will need to take the 24-hour HAZWOPER course. OSHA-approved HAZWOPER training is required for everyone who works at contaminated sites.
This HAZWOPER 24-hour online training course provides basic training for people who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals or doing clean-up of hazardous substances, but will not face daily hazards. It is required if you or your employees’ exposure will meet or exceed OSHA Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs).
In addition to the 24 hours of HAZWOPER training online, you will need a minimum of 1 day of field experience with a trained, experienced supervisor.
What to Expect in HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® Training
- NET’s 24-Hour HAZWOPER course complies with training requirements outlined in OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard, 29 CFR 1910.120(e). NET is the only company with an interpretation letter from OSHA verifying the HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® training meets HAZWOPER training requirements.
- The HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator® is an engaging and interactive learning tool that allows workers to learn PPE skills virtually from any internet-enabled device. By including this feature in our HAZWOPER courses, NET helps businesses cut training costs and provide easier access to required PPE skills training.
- Log in and out of the course and train on your own schedule. Our system tracks your sessions, content, and study time, allowing you to see how much time has accrued as you study. You will have to accumulate a minimum of 24 hours within the course. Quizzes and the final exam are self-grading.
- This course offers customer and instructor support throughout your training. Once you pass the course, you can immediately download your e-certificate. Hard copy wallet cards will be mailed to you.
- The 24-Hour HAZWOPER course provides continuing education units (CEUs). This course is accepted for 4.01 Industrial Hygiene CM Points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) and 2.4 Continuance of Certification (COC) points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
NET’s 24-hour HAZWOPER course features the OSHA-approved HAZWOPER Hands-on Simulator®, 14 full-length videos, and over 50 interactive animations. You can take it for certification or continuing education units (CEUs) on any computer or mobile device.
This course is divided into a series of 77 modules, with self-grading quizzes throughout to assure you are retaining the knowledge. You or your employees will learn why protective equipment is needed, how to wear and remove it, how to observe safety regulations and examination of site control.
You’ll take a final exam at the end of the course and receive a valid certificate for passing. You’ll also have a year from the time of registration to access the course.
After taking the 24-hour NET HAZWOPER course, you or your employees will be able to:
- Describe training and other requirements for HAZWOPER workers.
- Describe various types of hazardous substances.
- Define toxicity and describe factors that affect it.
- Describe hazardous substance labeling requirements and standards.
- Describe factors associated with respiratory protection.
- Describe various types of and selection criteria for personnel protective equipment.
- Describe decontamination guidelines and methods.
- Describe proper handling of drums and other hazardous waste containers.
- Recognize the results of mixing incompatible chemicals and list examples of various incompatible chemicals.
- To view the full list of topics covered in this training, view the course overview and table of contents here.
Physical and On Site Requirements
The 24 Hour HAZWOPER Course is taken online. As with any training, classroom or online, the employer is required by regulations to train the employee(s) on performance based standards for any applicable equipment.
Plan States (approved by U.S. OSHA) must have standards at least as stringent as the Federal HAZWOPER training requirements. They may have additional training requirements, however.
What is the difference between 40-hour and 24-hour HAZWOPER training?
Besides the training time difference, the 24-hour training is aimed primarily at individuals who will work at contaminated sites and conduct work tasks that do not expose them to hazardous substances at or above the Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL's). 40-hour HAZWOPER certified individuals can be exposed to hazardous substances that exceed these limits but they must wear the appropriate PPE.
What is the 24-hour HAZWOPER training?
The HAZWOPER 24 the 24-hour learning program created specifically for those in workplaces designated as a HAZWOPER site under OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120. This is a basic umbrella for those not facing an everyday hazard, although the possibility exists for exposure to chemical hazards in this working environment.
How do you determine if your company falls under the OSHA HAZWOPER standard?
You can determine if your company falls under the OSHA HAZWOPER standard by checking 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 job functions require the 24-hour HAZWOPER certification and training?
Some typical job functions that require 24-hour HAZWOPER trainings and certifications are
- Occasional Site Worker
- Site Workers
- HAZMAT Technicians
- Incident Commander
What training is required for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities?
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDF) are required to complete the 24-hour Hazwoper certification and employer-directed on-site training. Once certified, an annual 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher is required.
Does HAZWOPER certification expire?
Yes, HAZWOPER certifications need to be renewed annually by completing HAZWOPER refresher training.
Why should I use NET for my 24-hour HAZWOPER training or refresher?
National Environmental Trainers (NET) are industry pioneers. NET designed the first online safety classes in 1998 and always strive to improve our systems and courseware. Our classes are easy to pick up and convenient, so you can complete them on your own time. Reach out to us if you would like more information about HAZWOPER training.