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Our online HAZWOPER training course provides 24 hours of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training required by OSHA standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120. This course is designed for workers at uncontrolled hazardous waste operations who need 24 hours of HAZWOPER training.

This training teaches workers how to recognize and avoid common risks related to hazardous materials. You'll learn about personal protective equipment (PPE), hazard communication, decontamination, site emergencies and general workplace safety topics like fall protection.

Who Needs OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training?

This training is appropriate for workers who are unlikely to experience high-risk exposure hazards at uncontrolled hazardous waste operations. This includes workers on site only occasionally for specific limited tasks and those who work in areas where hazards do no exceed permissible exposure limits.

Roles that require this training include:

  • Hazardous materials technicians
  • Hazardous materials specialists
  • Hazardous materials supervisors
  • On-scene incident commanders
  • Management and supervisors

Management and supervisors who typically need 40-hour HAZWOPER training can meet OSHA requirements with this 24-hour course if their only area of responsibility is workers who require 24-hour HAZWOPER training. These managers and supervisors will also need to complete eight hours of specialized training at the time of job assignment.

HAZWOPER Training Topics

Safety and health topics covered in the 24-hour HAZWOPER course include:

  • Fall Protection
  • Site Emergencies
  • Site Safety Planning
  • Detecting Hazardous Materials
  • Respirators
  • Agencies and Regulations
  • Decontamination
  • Confined Spaces
  • Levels of Protection
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazard Communication
  • Toxicology
  • Types of Hazards

Course Features

This online training programs meets OSHA's 24-hour HAZWOPER training requirements. The course is fully narrated, and all lessons include interactive materials, quizzes and engaging industry-specific examples. Students can instantly download a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of the course.

The 14-module course takes a minimum of 24-hours to complete, and you must finish the course within 365 days of purchase. Each module ends with a short quiz, and there is a 20-question final exam. You have an unlimited number of attempts to pass the module quizzes and final exam, which require a score of 70% or higher.

While this course satisfies the education portion of OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements, course graduates must also complete at least one day of field experience under the supervision of a trained and experienced supervisor. It is your employer's responsibility to provide on-site training that includes hands-on experience with PPE and an overview of site-specific hazards.

How Long Does HAZWOPER 24 Certification Last?

Your 24-hour HAZWOPER certification will remain valid for 12 months. You will need to complete an 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher course each year to keep your certification. If you miss the deadline, your employer may require you to retake the 24-hour course.

Course Benefits

  • Guaranteed to pass
  • Interactive exercises
  • Access to course trainer for questions
  • Audio narration
  • Relevant, real-world examples
  • 24/7 live support

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HAZWOPER Refresher Training

OSHA requires employees, managers and supervisors who complete 24-hour HAZWOPER training to take an 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher course each year to familiarize themselves with key policies and safe practices.