Who Needs HAZWOPER certification?
Individuals who work with hazardous materials or who may come in contact with hazardous materials require HAZWOPER certification. Learn more about who needs HAZWOPER certification.
What are the levels of HAZWOPER certification?
- OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements protect workers at 3 different levels:
- General site workers at contaminated sites
- Emergency responders
- People who work at hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities
Learn more about the requirements for different levels of certification.
What is the training sequence for Emergency Response Workers?
Emergency Response Workers are required to take the HAZWOPER First Responder Operations (FRO) Annual Refresher, HAZMAT Specialist 29 CFR, and 8-Hour HAZWOPER Incident Command.
You will also need HAZWOPER annual refreshers depending on the time frame.
What training requirements are there for general site workers at contaminated sites?
General site workers need to take either the 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER course. This will be followed by the completion of site-specific training directed by your employer.
Once certified, you’ll need to complete an annual 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher course.
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 HAZWOPER certification or refresher?
National Environmental Trainers (NET) are industry thought-leaders. NET pioneered the first online safety training in 1998 and are constantly working to improve our systems, courseware, and learner management features.
Our online courses are intuitive, self-directed, and simple-to-use.
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