OSHA 8-Hour Hazardous Waste Supervisor Training Course

Course Details


TIME TO COMPLETE:Approximately 8 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION:0.8 CEUs, 8 contact hours
PREREQUISITES:Students will have previously taken a 40-hr or 24-hr OSHA Hazardous Waste Worker course and will have a valid unexpired certificate.

Code: 1000
Price: US $99

Are you someone who supervises the activities of those who have 24- or 40-hour HAZWOPER certifications?

If you do supervise either General or Occasional Site Workers, OSHA requires that you take this additional Hazardous Waste Supervisor training program. Like our other online hazardous material courses, it too is filled with exercises and interactive projects that help you to learn the material in a self-paced manner. Upon completion of the OSHA Hazardous Waste Supervisor training course, an OSHA 8 Hour Hazardous Waste Supervisor certificate is issued that shows that you have fully satisfied the OSHA requirements for a Hazardous Waste Supervisor.

Don’t forget! A Supervisor course does not satisfy your annual Hazwoper refresher requirement.

Who Should Take This Course?

Hazwoper supervisor training helps ensure people in leadership positions understand the role they play in protecting workers. Our 8-hour hazardous waste supervisor course is intended for people who will supervise workers at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Supervisors who should take this course include people who manage employees responsible for emergency response activities and hazardous waste clean-up, treatment and disposal.

If you will supervise any employee required to complete OSHA Hazwoper 24-hour or 40-hour training, you will need to first become a hazardous waste supervisor. If you’re not sure whether any of the employees you will supervise fall under this requirement, check with your employer.

Keep in mind that supervisors also need to obtain and maintain general Hazwoper certification. If you supervise employees required to complete 40-hour training, you will also need to complete 40-hour training. If you supervise employees required to completed 24-hour training, the shorter course is adequate.

Industries That Require This Course

Workers in a range of industries require Hazwoper training. As a result, many supervisors in these industries must hold hazardous waste supervisor certification. You may need this course if you will supervise workers in:

  • Emergency response
  • Construction
  • Hazardous materials handling
  • Hazardous waste storage, treatment and disposal
  • Uncontrolled hazardous waste site operations

What Have Our Previous Students Said?


“Convenient and great material.” – Las Vegas, NV
“I also liked the thorough discussions about what the supervisor regs are and how they apply.” – San Jose, CA
“I thought it would be too easy, but I really learned new stuff.” – Lansdowne, PA
“It was much more effective than a scheduled class.” – Raleigh, NC

Course Objectives:

This program meets the following competencies outlined in the OSHA regulation:

  1. Meet the requirements of 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 and other applicable state regulations for certification as Hazardous Waste Supervisor.
  2. Understand the various laws relating to hazardous materials handling and response.
  3. Review the role of the Supervisor at the hazardous waste site.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the elements of a site safety plan and how to implement it at the hazardous waste site.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop a site safety plan.
  6. Demonstrate a more in-depth knowledge of the following topics:
  7. Principles of medical surveillance
  8. Selection and use of personal protective equipment
  9. Spill containment programs
  10. Health hazard monitoring techniques
  11. Training programs required for workers on hazardous waste sites
  12. Decontamination activities

What Regulations Does This Course Satisfy?

This 8-hour hazardous waste supervisor course covers the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR, Part 1910.120(e)(4). This regulation requires individuals who oversee hazardous waste operations to complete eight hours of specialized supervisor training in addition to initial Hazwoper training. Hazwoper supervisor training is a one-time requirement, so once you become certified, you do not need to take the course again.

Can This Course Double As A Regular 8-Hour Hazwoper Refresher?

Although some of the topics covered in supervisor training may overlap with the topics covered in an annual Hazwoper refresher course, one cannot be substituted for the other. In general, OSHA expects individuals to complete at least 16 hours of training during the year they become a supervisor — eight hours of employee refresher training and eight hours of supervisor and management training.

Topics Covered

This course covers all the topics specified in Hazwoper supervisor training requirements. You can expect to learn about supervisor regulations, site safety plans, medical surveillance, personal protective equipment, spill containment, worker training requirements and more.

Course Requirements

Students will have to go through all modules in order to unlock the final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 8 hours to complete but you can come and go as you need.

Grading Policy

Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on the final quiz, you may retake the quiz up to a total of three (3) times.

Course Schedule and Deadlines

The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 60 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After two months, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a pdf certificate right away.

Accreditation, Certification and CEUs

When you successfully complete our 8-hour hazardous waste supervisor course, you will immediately receive a certificate that will serve as documentation of training. If you take this course as part of continuing education, you can expect it to count for 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or eight contact hours.

Why Choose Hazmat School?

Hazwoper supervisor training is mandatory for people who supervise at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. However, you can choose which training program you complete. At Hazmat School, we design our courses to be engaging, convenient and affordable. In addition to a selection of online learning materials, you’ll have access to experienced remote instructors who can answer your questions and provide support around the clock. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn at your own pace and gain access to everything you need to succeed.

Ready to start our 8-hour hazardous waste supervisor course? Register for this course today and feel free to contact us with any questions.

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