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8-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Prerequisite: None

Class Hours: 8

As an awareness level employee, you should be able to recognize that a chemical release has occurred or is occurring as well as make an attempt at determining its identity. Awareness level employees know how to protect themselves and others, get assistance, and secure the area.


HAZWOPER 29 CFR 1910.120


Initial and annual refresher training is required for: (1) employees and supervisors at hazardous waste cleanup sites; (2) employees at hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities; and (3) employees participating in emergency response operations for releases of or substantial threats of releases of hazardous substances without regard to the location of the hazard. For (3) above, emergency responder training levels include: first responder awareness level, first responder operations level, hazardous materials technician, hazardous materials specialist, and on scene incident commander. Training elements depend on the trainee’s duties.

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