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HAZWOPER 24-Hour Training

HAZWOPER 24 Hour is required for employees visiting an Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Operation mandated by the Government. This course covers 24 hours of instruction, required by 29 CFR 1910.120(e) (3), OSHA's Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response training standard.

This course is designed for workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published limits OR workers regularly on site who work in areas which have been monitored and fully characterized indicating that exposures are under permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits, where respirators are not necessary, there are no health hazards or the possibility of an emergency developing.

This course is comprised of 14 sections, covering topics pertaining to work place hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.

Note: Workers must have 24 hours of initial training and one day of supervised field experience before they are allowed to enter the site. **The online course meets the standard requirement of 24hrs of initial training. The one day field experience under a trained, experienced supervisor is the responsibility of the student's employer or potential employer.

HAZWOPER 24-Hour Certification Course Outline

Learning Objectives

  1. Read and understand OSHA regulations and requirements.
  2. Summarize Site Characterization.
  3. Understand the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures.
  4. Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers and reactive chemicals.
  5. Understand Chemicals and the hazards they present in the workplace.
  6. Summarize the components of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and the steps for any Hazard Communication Program.
  7. Identify radiation hazards and different types of radiation.
  8. Identify different types of respiratory equipment.
  9. Understand Protection Factors.
  10. Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE.
  11. Understand the characteristics of each work zone.
  12. List the elements of site security.
  13. Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of decontamination and methods.
  14. Develop a Medical Surveillance Program and understand its purpose.
  15. Identify the types and methods of air monitoring.
  16. Understand confined space permit system; be able to identify the main confined space atmospheric hazards, types of ventilation and gain an overall understanding of medical concerns associated with confined spaces.
  17. Understand the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and actions to personal safety and the safety of others Course Features.
Final Exam for 24-Hour HAZWOPER Course

Testing & Final Exam

At the end of each module, you will be given a 10 question module quiz. You must score at least 70% on each module quiz to move forward in the course. Once you have successfully completed all of the modules, you must pass a final exam to receive full credit for the course. The exam is 20 questions long and will test your knowledge on information covered throughout the course. You must make a score of at least 70% to pass this course. You will be given up to three opportunities to pass each quiz and the final exam; if you do not pass after three tries, you will be locked out of this course will no longer be able to take your Outreach training in an online format.

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Time of Completion

Once you enroll in the online HAZWOPER 24-hour training course you have six months from the time you start this course to complete it in order to receive credit. After six months, your account will expire and you will be required to purchase the course again if you wish to complete it.



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