OSHA HAZWOPER Training Courses Online
OSHA developed the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standards to regulate hazardous waste operations and emergency services within the United States. These guidelines outline the health and safety requirements for employers and employees engaged in these activities.
Hazmat School offers comprehensive online training programs that lead to HAZWOPER certification. Our courses enable you to complete your training at a self-directed pace from any location.
Our Courses Meet OSHA Regulations
OSHA 29 CRF 1910.120 is the standard that outlines the health and safety requirements that employers must adhere to when protecting their employees who are or could be exposed to hazardous materials. Our HAZWOPER programs satisfy the training criteria for meeting this standard and attaining certification.
Why Are OSHA HAZWOPER Courses Important?
Our HAZWOPER programs promote adherence to the OSHA standard, enabling companies to avoid potentially costly penalties resulting from noncompliance. More importantly, they foster a safer work environment. Exposure to hazardous materials can cause severe injuries and even deaths. Following the guidelines outlined in the training reduces the risk and can possibly save lives in an emergency.
About Our HAZWOPER Courses
Our programs include initial and refresher OSHA HAZWOPER courses to meet any training need.
Employees taking HAZWOPER training for the first time typically must complete a 24-hour program. However, workers exposed to hazardous materials that exceed the permissible exposure limits (PEL) and must wear respirators need 40 hours of training. OSHA stipulates that the additional 16 hours consist of in-person, hands-on training.
OSHA also mandates annual follow-up HAZWOPER training for certified individuals. Workers can complete this requirement online, although the program must be for a minimum of eight hours. The failure to comply means that workers have to repeat the initial training.
HAZWOPER training is mandatory for workers directly involved in hazardous material cleanup operations or work at facilities that treat, store and dispose of hazardous waste. Employees who respond to hazmat-related emergencies must also complete the training.
The different HAZWOPER training levels are:
- First Responder (Awareness Level)
- First Responder (Operations Level)
- Hazardous Materials Technician
- Hazardous Materials Specialist
- On-Scene Incident Commander
Certified workers must complete an annual eight-hour refresher course.
You can complete your training online, except for the 16 hours of hands-on training required in PEL situations.
Upon successful completion, the course provider will issue a written certificate.
Why Take OSHA HAZWOPER Courses With Hazmat School?
At Hazmat School, we guarantee our online courses will meet your HAZWOPER certification requirements. With 24/7 access, you can complete the training whenever it fits your schedule. You’ll have access to a knowledgeable remote instructor who can answer your questions and even remind you when it’s time for your refresher course.
Call us at 877-674-2669 or contact us online to learn more today.