The 40-hour technician level training consists of the 24-hour operations level training plus an additional 16 hours of lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training. The technician level course will provide you with the training required by OSHA to respond to hazardous substance releases. Emphasis is placed on protecting persons, property and the environment from the effects of a hazardous spill or release.
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The OSHA HAZWOPER 40-Hour Course provides training for administrators, managers, supervisors and workers working at hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) sites. This class is required for workers that perform activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances. In addition, all workers must receive at least three days of supervised field experience in order to meet OSHA requirements.
This course is intended to meet initial training requirements found in OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120 for general site workers who participate in hazardous waste operations where they may be exposed to hazardous substances and health hazards.
Training topics include hazard recognition, elimination of hazards, exposure limits, toxicology, selection and use of PPE, risk evaluation for chemical hazards, general site safety and OSHA regulation. Hands-on training will include monitoring and detecting hazardous materials, spill containment, decontamination, use of protective equipment, and a variety of site activities.
The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances -- including hazardous waste -- and who are engaged in one of the following operations as specified by 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v):
- clean-up operations -- required by a governmental body, whether federal, state, local, or other involving hazardous substances -- that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
- corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.);
- voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by federal, state, local, or other governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
- operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations; and
- emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard.
Additional information regarding the OSHA requirements can be found here: OSHA HAZWOPER FAQS
What do I need to bring
While not required, we encourage all attendees to bring a Safety Data Sheet for five of the most common and/or most dangerous chemicals present at their jobsite.