HAZWOPER 40hr Training

Our HAZWOPER training courses comply with OSHA regulations and meet the required training requirements. Receive your intial HAZWOPER certification with the 24 or 40-hour course, or renew your certification with the 8-hour refresher.

HAZWOPER Training Required
The OSHA HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.120) – requires that all workers that are exposed to or handle hazardous materials:

  • Are required take a 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER Training Course; and
  • An 8hr Annual Refresher Course;
  • At a level required by their job function and responsibility; and
  • Before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances.

HAZWOPER Training Course Overview

The 40 hour HAZWOPER online training course is intended for workers, managers and supervisors working at a hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) sites.

This course is intended to meet initial training requirements found in OSHA standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120 for general site workers who participate in hazardous waste operations, where they may be exposed to hazardous substances and health hazards.

Along with any HAZWOPER 40 Hour training, students must also obtain additional site-specific training, along with three days of actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.

Free Supplemental: GHS Hazardous Communication (HAZCom) 1-hr Course
OSHA recently adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling and classification of chemicals. As part of “Employee’s Right to Know,” all employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals must receive Hazard Communication Training within 30 days of their hire date. In many states, this training must be repeated on an annual basis.

This supplemental course provides students with training on the changes implemented to the HAZCOM Standard brought about by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, in accordance with OSHA’s HazCom Regulation: 29 CFR 1910.1200.

Hours: 40 hours

Audience: This course is intended for workers, managers and supervisors who participate in hazardous waste operations where they may be exposed to hazardous materials, waste, and/or substances and health hazards.

  • General site workers involved with removing toxic, flammable or corrosive substances who are likely to be exposed to hazardous substances and site health hazards over permissible and published exposure limits and who are required to wear respirators on the job site.
  • On-site supervisors and managers who are in charge of general site workers engaged in hazardous waste operations .

There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course.

Learning Objectives
This course is comprised of 25 sections, covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include:

  • Read and understand OSHA regulations and requirements.
  • Summarize Site Characterization.
  • Understand the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures.
  • Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers and reactive chemicals.
  • Understand Chemicals and the hazards they present in the workplace.
  • Summarize the components of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and the steps for any Hazard Communication Program.
  • Identify radiation hazards and different types of radiation.
  • Identify different types of respiratory equipment.
  • Understand Protection Factors.
  • Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE.
  • Understand the characteristics of each work zone.
  • List the elements of site security.
  • Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of decontamination and methods.
  • Develop a Medical Surveillance Program and understand its purpose.
  • Identify the types and methods of air monitoring.
  • 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.
  • Understand the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and actions to personal safety and the safety of others.
  • Detectors and monitors at a hazardous waste site.
  • Excavations, including soil analysis, sloping, benching and shoring

Quizzes, Exam & Course Completion

Module Quizzes
At the end of each module, you will be given a module quiz. You must score at least 70% on each module quiz to move forward in the course.

Final Exam
Once you have successfully completed all of the modules, you must pass a final exam to receive full credit for the course. You must make a score of at least 70% to pass this exam and complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a printable certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training

Industry Terms

  • Clean-up Operation
  • Decontamination
  • Emergency Response
  • Hazardous Materials Response (HAZMAT)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Substances as defined in 40 CFR 261.3 and 49 CFR 171.8.
  • Hazardous Waste Operations


HAZWOPER Training Sequence

Understand the sequence of the levels of online training and any additional site-specific training for your HAZWOPER certification:

  • Step 1. Complete either the 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER training course. There are no prerequisites for these courses.
  • Step 2. Perform any additional site-specific training or certification as directed by employer. Additional HAZWOPER training is performed and certified by the trainer and employer.
  • Step 3. HAZWOPER Supervisor Training. This training requires you complete either a 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER course prior to enrolling in a supervisor course.
  • Step 4. HAZWOPER 8 hour Annual Refresher course is required to maintain 40 hour, 24 hour, and Supervisor certifications.

HAZWOPER Training Sequence


Levels of HAZWOPER Training

There are three levels of HAZWOPER training as listed in 29 CFR Part 1910.120. Within these three levels, there are various job functions and training requirements.

Level 1. Emergency Response

  • First Responder Awareness – Initial: Competancy / Annual: Competancy
  • First Responder Operations – Initial: 8hrs / Annual: Competancy
  • HAZMAT Technician – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: Competancy
  • HAZMAT Specialist – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: Competancy
  • Incident Commander – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: Competancy

Level 2. Cleanup of Contaminated Hazardous Waste Sites

  • 40 hour HAZWOPER Site Worker – Initial: 40hrs / Annual: 8hrs
  • 24 hour (Occasional) HAZWOPER Site Worker – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: 8hrs
  • HAZWOPER Supervisor – Initial: 40hrs + 8hrs Supervisor / Annual: 8hrs

Level 3. Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) of Hazardous Waste

  • 24 hour (Occasional) HAZWOPER Site Worker – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: 8hrs

HAZWOPER Training Levels

The OSHA HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.120) – requires that all employees that are exposed to or handle hazardous materials must take a 24hr or 40hr HAZWOPER Training Course and an 8hr Annual Refresher, at a level required by their job function and responsibility, before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances. On-site, job-specific equipment training provided by the employer is essential to fulfill the HAZWOPER requirement.

Every year after the initial training requirement has been met, workers are required to take an 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher course. This refresher course is designed to meet the annual training requirement for hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) workers.

Course Summary

HAZWOPER training courses meet latest OSHA requirements and provide compliance as required by 29 CFR Part 1910.120.

  • Nationwide HAZWOPER Training Provider
  • Includes Free GHS HazComm Course
  • Certificate upon completion
  • 24×7 Online Support
  • Money Back Guarantee

Price: $40.00

24-hour HAZWOPER + GHS
Price: $155.00

40-hour HAZWOPER + GHS
Price: $255.00

HAZWOPER Basics – 2hrs
Price: $20.00

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