Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
- 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?
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.
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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)
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)
HAZWOPER Site Supervisor This one time course is for anyone with supervisory or managerial responsibilities for others at hazardous waste operations. OSHA states that supervisors must have a minimum of 8-hours specialized training beyond the initial 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER and above those whose activities they may direct. 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4)
HAZWOPER Annual Refresher training is required for those who wish to remain HAZWOPER certified. 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(8)
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.