8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training Course
From OSHA Hazwoper
Students with 24- or 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification are required by OSHA to refresh their certification every year. The OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher course meets the requirements to refresh these certifications. There are several versions of this course to choose from, each with a different focus. Click on the Course Topics tab and click on each of the versions buttons to view the course content for each of these courses. No matter which version you choose, you will receive the same HAZWOPER Refresher certification.
The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8), 29 CFR 1910.120(p)(7)(i) or 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8) for general industry, and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(8), 29 CFR 1926.65(p)(7)(i) or 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(8) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.
Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(8)
Employees specified in paragraph (e)(1) of this section, and managers and supervisors specified in paragraph (e)(4) of this section, shall receive eight hours of refresher training annually on the items specified in paragraph (e)(2) and/or (e)(4) of this section, any critique of incidents that have occurred in the past year that can serve as training examples of related work, and other relevant topics.
Per 29 CFR 1910.120(p)(7)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(p)(7)(i)
The employer shall develop and implement a training program which is part of the employer’s safety and health program, for employees exposed to health hazards or hazardous substances at TSD operations to enable the employees to perform their assigned duties and functions in a safe and healthful manner so as not to endanger themselves or other employees. The initial training shall be for 24 hours and refresher training shall be for eight hours annually. Employees who have received the initial training required by this paragraph shall be given a written certificate attesting that they have successfully completed the necessary training.
Per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q)(8)
Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of this section shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies, or shall demonstrate competency in those areas at least yearly.
This course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher requirement.
If this course takes less than 8 hours to do, it should be combined with other training conducted throughout the year to meet the 8 hour requirement.
The additional training can come from hands-on training, training that is job or company specific, or even tailgate safety meetings.
Also, workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.
Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company’s training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company’s unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.