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Prerequisite: HAZWOPER-24 or HAZWOPER-40

Requirements to Host Class: Classroom with tables and AV equipment

Class Hours: 8

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards.


The course is comprised of nine sections covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the course you will receive a certificate of completion.

Course Topics

  • 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

  • Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to  choose the correct PPE

  • Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of  decontamination and methods

  • Understand the 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

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