Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, better known as HAZWOPER
- Are there hazardous waste materials in your work area?
- Do you occasionally work with, or are in contact with, hazardous wastes?
- Does your job require an OSHA 40 or 24 Hour HAZWOPER certificate?
40-hour HAZWOPER General site workers engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience. 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii)
24-hour HAZWOPER Workers on-site only occasionally for a specific limited task and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience. 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(iii)
Who Needs HAZWOPER Training?
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ruled that people must be HAZWOPER trained if they work with, or are around, hazardous wastes. The purpose of the training is to make sure that people are as safe as possible when potential or actual contact with hazardous wastes is likely.
Site-Specific Emergency Response Training
If your emergency response plan requires initial actions to minimize hazardous materials spills, you may benefit from site-specific training – your site, your SOPs, your emergency response plan. We can provide on-site emergency response training from First Responder Awareness and Operations Levels, to Hazmat Technician or On-Scene Incident Commander using your existing SOPs and emergency response plan. If you don’t have an emergency response plan, we can help you develop one.
Open Enrollment Training
- 24-hr Occasional / Limited Task Worker
- 40-hr General Site Worker
- Site Supervisor
- Annual Refresher Training
- First Responder Awareness
- First Responder Operations
- HazMat Technician
- HazMat Specialist
- On-Scene Incident Commander
- Spill Response
Meet our HAZWOPER Expert
David C. White has over 32 years’ experience as a safety professional. David is well-versed in Hazardous Materials Response and Training. As a hazardous materials specialist, he managed a State Response Team for all hazardous materials involving highway, rail and clandestine laboratory operations. He also served as an FMCSA Instructor for all DOT HazMat courses, as well as a Train-the-Trainer for the FMCSA National Training Center.
This class was an eye-opener for a lot of what I encounter in my job.
One of the best classes I have had! Always learn something new! Jorge is a great instructor!
Was very pleased with class. I am actually excited to put what I learned into action. Would like more training! Very good at teaching material.
“Great Class! Instructor seemed appropriately concerned with the course material, knowledgeable, and very willing to answer all levels of questions with concern and integrity.”
– Water Treatment Plant Operator in 40-hr HAZWOPER class
“This course did an excellent job of covering quick methods to perform process hazard assessment. I really appreciated the exercises and “real Life” examples and demos to augment the course content.”
– HAZWOPER Student
“Overall the course was very informative and helpful to understand the hazards I may be exposed to and how to work around them safely. I really enjoyed this course. Thank you.”
– HAZWOPER Student