OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER - Blended Training
In addition to taking the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online, Safety Unlimited also offers a blended version that includes 32 hours of online training coupled with 8 hours of classroom training. It is really two classes combined, one online and one in a classroom environment. In the classroom portion, students receive hands-on training during the final 8 hours of their 40-hour certification. OSHA requires workers to be adequately trained to use specialized equipment in a training environment before actually having to use it in a hazardous work environment. This session introduces students to examples of this type of equipment and allows them to practice with it. Please note — the online portion needs to be completed before attending the hands-on session.
This version of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER course may still need to be followed up with on-site specific equipment training because the equipment that is used during the instruction for our classroom training may not be the exact equipment employees will be using as part of his or her job function. For this reason many users opt to take the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online course.
We are always working to add new locations across the United States for students to take the hands-on portion of their training. We do this through an affiliate partnership with other training providers, but are very selective with respect to whom we partner to ensure the highest quality training.
The first 32 hours of our OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER – Blended course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our basic system requirements. The final 8 hours is conducted in a classroom setting and includes hands-on training with HAZWOPER equipment.
There's no need to take the training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume your training where you left when you log in.
Take up to six months to complete your OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER – Blended training course.
During the online portion, follow right along as our narrator talks you through this portion of the course.
Immediately upon completion of your training of your 40 Hour HAZWOPER - Blended training, download, save or print a certificate. Sample Certificate A PVC credit-card-type wallet ID, with optional photo, is mailed within 24 hours. Sample Wallet ID.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or through our Instructor Hotline. You can expect to receive a response within an hour during business hours and are guaranteed a response within 24 hours.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
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 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) 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)(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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe OSHA and the HAZWOPER Regulation and other laws related to the HAZWOPER worker;
- Describe the training requirements for HAZWOPER workers;
- Explain the importance of an effective Health and Safety Program;
- List the components of an effective Medical Surveillance Program;
- Perform site characterization and control by identifying site hazards and implementing steps to minimize these hazards;
- Recognize hazardous substances and research their hazards utilizing various reference sources;
- Understand basic toxicology principles and how they relate to chemical exposure;
- Select and utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the HAZWOPER worker;
- Understand medical considerations of wearing Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC);
- Understand decontamination methods and the principles of decontamination;
- Understand the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances;
- Understand the importance of emergency preparedness;
- Demonstrate an awareness of confined spaces;
- Understand the OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard;
- Perform hazardous substance spill and containment techniques;
- Describe various sampling methods and procedures; and
- Understand the detection and monitoring tools available to the HAZWOPER worker.
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.
Some students prefer to get the 8-hour hands-on training locally through another training provider, or even through their employer. For those students, we offer an Online 32 Hour HAZWOPER course to combine with the hands-on portion. In some cases, when another training provider does not issue a 40-hour certification, we may be able to do so. However, this is only done when students who have taken the 32 hours of online training are able to provide sufficient proof of taking the hands-on portion.
- Blends Online and Classroom Training — The first 32 hours of our OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER – Blended course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our basic system requirements. The final 8 hours is conducted in a classroom setting and includes hands-on training with HAZWOPER equipment.
- Self-Paced — For your convenience, start and stop as often as you want in order to break the training up over a longer period. Our system will track your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next log in.
- 6 Months to Complete — Take up to six months to complete your OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER – Blended training course.
- Fully Narrated — During the online portion, follow right along as our narrator talks you through this portion of the course.
- Certificate & ID Card — Immediately upon completion of your 40 Hour HAZWOPER - Blended training, download, save or print a certificate, sample certificate. And a PVC credit card type wallet ID, with optional photo, is mailed within 24 hours, sample wallet ID card.
- Instructor Hotline — Interact with our instructor by using our instructor hotline or e-mail us your questions. You will typically receive a response within an hour and be guaranteed one within 24 hours.
- Group Training — Enroll multiple students, take this training in a group setting, or learn about our volume discounts.
- 24/7 Telephone Support — Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.