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24-Hour HAZWOPER Seminar Course



OSHA requires 24 hours of safety training under OSHA 29 CFR1910.120(e) for individuals who work on a controlled or hazardous site The 24-Hour Hazwoper Course is for workers either are NOT required to deal directly with cleanup (this would generally be described as not working in conditions that require a protection level of “C or above) such as drillers, surveyors, contractors, administrative personnel, drivers etc. Workers attending this course will cover health and safety procedures during work operations at hazardous material sites.

Per OSHA’s Interpretations: “Workers (such as utility workers) who must perform duties at a hazardous waste site that has not yet been characterized but where contamination is expected, do fall under the scope of 29 CFR 1910.120. These workers must work under the direction of an on-site supervisor and a site-specific safety and health plan, and must be fully trained and protected pursuant to the HAZWOPER standard. When additional information becomes available through site characterization which verifies that there is minimal or no risk of employee exposure to hazardous substances, a lesser degree of PPE and worker training may be acceptable.

When site characterization shows that the area to be serviced by workers is free of potential exposure, or the proposed work assignments would not expose any of the work crew to hazardous substances, the activity can be carried out as a normal maintenance or construction operation.

**NOTE*** Employees who have regular duties related to handling or cleaning up hazardous materials or waste in any of these functions should take the 40-hour HAZWOPER course. The 24-hour course is designed for “Occasional Site Workers” meaning those individuals whose job functions DO NOT include the handling of waste or hazardous materials as an integral part of their job.

The two main objectives of HAZWOPER Operations are to:

  1. Control or eliminate the potential hazards and/or losses, and
  2. Protect the health and safety of workers, the public, and the environment.

PER OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard 29 CFR 1910.120, the purpose of this seminar is to ensure awareness and promote safety among employees who may be exposed to chemical hazards in the work-site. The objective is to ensure that employees operate in the safest possible manner in situations where contact with potentially hazardous materials is likely.

At the conclusion of 24-Hour Hazwoper, students will:

  • Understand how hazardous materials are handled, identified, and human responses to exposure
  • Learn the importance of the Health and Safety Plan (HSP)
  • Incorporate the knowledge of what to do in case of site emergencies
  • Use appropriate safety methods and work practice controls
  • Recognize signs and labels that are used to alert personnel of danger involving hazardous material

  • Credit Education Units: 24-Hour Hazwoper qualifies for 3.0 American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Credit Education Units (CEU’s)
  • Duration: 24 Hours
  • Prerequisites: No prerequisites are assigned to this course.

  • Chemical Hazard Id Systems
  • Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Confined Spaces
  • Final Examination
  • Fire Protection Requirements
  • General Safety Hazards
  • Hazard Communication For HAZWOPER
  • Heat Stress
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Meters And Monitoring
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Planning And Organization
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Toxicology

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