The goal of this OSHA mandated training is to provide personnel involved with the clean-up of hazardous waste sites the knowledge to safely work in a hazardous environment.
This course is intended to assist in satisfying the annual training requirement of the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) rule, found in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910.120. The standard was specifically developed to protect workers that may be exposed to hazardous waste at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites and at EPA licensed waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities; as well as workers responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials, such as spills.
When you work with hazardous waste, it’s essential to stay up to date with best practices and ensure that you maintain a comprehensive knowledge of safety procedures. That’s why OSHA mandates that those who were required to complete the OSHA HAZWOPER course when they began their career in hazardous waste handling take an 8-hour refresher course each year. If you do not take the refresher training within 12 months of your initial training or last refresher course, your HAZWOPER certification will lapse.
Eduwhere’s convenient online OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher course satisfies OSHA’s requirement for this training. From the convenience of your home or office, you can fortify your knowledge of how to handle hazardous waste safely and how to proceed in the case of a hazardous waste emergency. You will also become aware of critical updates in best practices for containment, management and storage that may have surfaced since your original certification or last refresher course.
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This course is intended for supervisors, environmental professionals, and other hazardous waste site personnel, including:
If you work in hazardous waste cleanup, you must be HAZWOPER certified. Anyone who works in hazardous waste and emergency operations—whether staff, manager or supervisor—is required to have this certification or risk noncompliance with OSHA standards. Hazardous waste cleanup employees must also take refresher training within a year of their initial training or last refresher training.
The employees to whom this pertains include those who perform hazardous waste operations, contribute to voluntary or mandatory clean-ups, contribute to corrective actions concerning clean-ups or perform emergency response operations. It also applies to supervisors, managers, contractors and subcontractors who work onsite. Nearly every individual who works on a hazardous waste site will benefit from this important training.
If you work at an uncontrolled hazardous waste site, such as a Superfund site, you must complete an 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher training each year. This pertains not only to staff, managers and supervisors who work directly with cleanup but also to those who may risk exposure to hazardous materials in performing other tasks, such as utility work. Personnel who work at EPA-Licensed Waste TSD Facilities include employees who assess sites, excavate and handle containers, monitor hazardous materials and operate onsite equipment. All such employees will benefit tremendously from Eduwhere’s training modules, which cover a broad range of topics from hazard evaluation to drum and container handling and decontamination.
If you are involved in emergency operations related to hazardous waste, you must complete an 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER refresher training. As elaborated in the HAZWOPER standard, this includes personnel engaged in emergency response related to the release or threat of release of hazardous waste. It also pertains to staff engaged in clean-up operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, those taking corrective actions related to clean-up operations, those participating in voluntary clean-ups at uncontrolled sites, and those involved in other operations related to hazardous storage, treatment and disposal.
Eduwhere’s exhaustive refresher course will equip emergency operations personnel with all the information they need to be up to date with current best practices in emergency management. Upon completing the 8-hour refresher training, emergency operations personnel will feel confident that they are fully informed on the latest developments in hazardous waste emergency response.
Hazardous materials technicians are among the personnel who are required to complete HAZWOPER certification training and subsequent annual refresher training. If you are responsible for handling emergency calls related to hazardous waste emergencies, this training will strengthen your confidence in mitigating dangerous hazardous waste incidents and containing spills while maintaining personal safety.
With modules that cover hazard evaluation, personal protection equipment, drum and container handling, decontamination and emergency response, the OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher training is imperative for technicians who handle hazardous waste. Hazardous waste technicians will gain all of the information they need to be prepared for critical situations concerning hazardous waste management.
8 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Citation: 29 CFR Part 1910.120
29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8):
"Refresher training. 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."
Refresher Training Required: Every 1 year(s).
Eduwhere understands the demands of your busy schedule, so we offer you a convenient yet comprehensive course for renewing your HAZWOPER certification training online. Available on demand from your home or office, you can complete this 8-hour OSHA-approved training on your own schedule. When you finish the course, you will receive a certificate, wallet card, and scoresheet that will demonstrate your understanding of current HAZPOWER best practices and show that you are in compliance with OSHA regulations.
"OSHA's intent is that employees should complete their refresher training within twelve months of their initial training, although we do understand that courses may be missed due to unavoidable circumstances. The employee who misses a refresher training should attend the next available refresher course. Please note that in some states operating their own OSHA-approved state safety and health program, refresher training must be completed by the exact anniversary of the initial training. As you may be aware, 23 states operate their own state program."You can read the full letter online:
The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.
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