OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online Training Course
From OSHA Hazwoper
The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) for General Industry and 1926.65(e)(3)(i) for Construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations.
Who Should Take This Course?
Students looking to take the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training from their computer via the internet, we offer a course that can be completed entirely online. By taking the course online, students can avoid traveling or using vacation time, and complete the course at their own pace wherever they have a computer with internet access that meets the courses simple system requirements.
Students that take this course are those workers that a) will receive follow-up instruction with site-specific equipment training from their employer; or b) will not use safety equipment on site.
In lieu of the hands-on training a student would receive in a classroom setting, students will view over 50 short video clips of equipment demonstration. These demonstrations will include methods for donning and doffing, equipment demonstrations, and monitoring and detection devices. Students will have the opportunity to view these videos as often as they like.
Most students select the online option for 40 Hour HAZWOPER training because they still require on-site, site-specific equipment training even after taking a classroom course. This is due to the fact that the equipment used as part of instruction in the classroom may not be the exact equipment the student will use as part of their job.
The bottom line is that you should receive employer-provided training in the use of any equipment you may use as part of your job. This employee-provided training should be well documented.
Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i)
General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.
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.
If there comes a time that a worker who has taken the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER course entirely online may be required to use any of the equipment discussed during their training, more training may be warranted.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.