40-Hour HAZWOPER Seminar Course



40-Hour HAZWOPER Seminar provides the initial classroom training mandated by OSHA 29 CFR1910.120(e). Workers attending this instructor-led course will cover 18 different OSHA suggested topics including Health and Safety Procedures, PPE used during work operations at hazardous material sites, Medical Monitoring and many others.

Instructors emphasize a practical approach to worksite health and safety, as such, attendees learn to recognize site hazards and take appropriate steps to prevent illness or injuries while on the jobsite. The 40-Hour initial training is for site workers who have responsibilities to remediate (clean-up) hazardous materials at controlled and un-controlled hazardous sites with hazards or work activities that present some potential for exposure to health and safety hazards. The major emphasis of the class is to provide participants with the ability to evaluate site conditions, recognize situations which may or may not be within their abilities, and to evaluate conditions where assistance is required.

Guaranteed Classes: To qualify for our Guarantee, students MUST PRE-REGISTER at least 8 business days before the class start date. We will then GUARANTEE to hold the class regardless of the number of registrations. In the event Compliance Solutions does NOT hold a Guaranteed Class AND you have registered in the required time frame, we will REFUND your original class fee AND comp the cost of your 40-Hour course for the next available class. For a complete list of Guaranteed class date, locations and conditions, download a copy of our current schedule.

Personnel involved in the following disciplines are required to have 40-hour HAZWOPER training: Removal or handling of underground tanks and/or piping, handling contaminated soil and/or groundwater, subsurface investigations, construction work in which hazardous materials may potentially be present or encountered, situations where HAZMAT is prepared, packaged, labeled, marked, stored or shipped for disposal and for any facility wherein hazardous wastes are treated, stored, or disposed. Please note that in order to be in compliance with OSHA regulations, a refresher must be completed annually to maintain 40-Hour certification.

Applicable Regulation/s: 29 CFR 1910.120(e)

The two main objectives of HAZWOPER Operations are to:

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

Training Objective: The purpose of this course 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 the course, 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 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
  • Receive certification for HAZWOPER training under 29 CFR 1910.120

Completion Instructions, Requirements, and Checklist

Qualitative Fit Testing: Irritant Smoke Fit testing is available for $35.00 per test. You MUST REGISTER for the fit testing IN ADVANCE as well as meet specific medical requirements. To review fit testing guidelines and requirements, click here: Review Fit Testing Requirements

  • Credit Education Units: This course qualifies for 5.0 American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Credit Education Units (CEU’s)
  • Duration: 40 Hours
  • Prerequisites: No prerequisites are assigned to this course.

  • Chemical Hazard Id Systems
  • Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Confined Spaces
  • Decontamination
  • Dress Out Exercise
  • Final Examination
  • General Safety Hazards
  • Fire Protection Requirements
  • Handling Drums And Containers
  • Handling Hazardous Materials
  • Hazard Communication For HAZWOPER
  • Hazard Communications
  • Hazardous Waste
  • HAZWOPER Review
  • Heat Stress
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Meters And Monitoring
  • OSHA Regulations
  • Planning And Organization
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Sampling And Packaging
  • Site Emergencies
  • Toxicology
  • Updates/News/Case Studies

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