HAZWOPER

40-Hr HAZWOPER On-line

HAZWOPER 40 is required for workers that perform activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances.

This course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and OSHA regulations. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.

Note: Trainees must have additional hands-on training in the donning, doffing, and use of the Personal Protective Equipment required for their jobsite(s) in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.

Workers must also have 40 hrs of initial training before they may enter the site and at least three days of actual field experience under a trained, seasoned supervisor. The three days field experience under a trained, experienced supervisor is the responsibility of the student employer or potential employer.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand the purpose of OSHA and its role in regulating occupational safety.
  • Use Site Characterization to establish problems that may exist in your workplace and measures that can be implemented to eliminate hazards.
  • Identify hazardous materials existent in the workplace and the possible methods, symptoms and preventative measures of exposure.
  • Encourage the use of Material Safety Data sheets (MSDS) to identify and properly handle hazardous materials.
  • Familiarize yourself with materials, compounds and mixtures that may present flammable, explosive, chemical or radiological hazards.
  • Emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment in limiting hazardous exposure.
  • Establish an effective Site Control Program to limit the risk of exposure to only those working in the hazardous work zone.
  • Implement procedures for treating workers in the event of hazardous exposure.

8-Hr HAZWOPER On-line

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. 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 which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.

Learning Objectives:
  • 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.
  • Develop a Medical Surveillance Program and understand its purpose.
  • Understand 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

40 HAZWOPER at SFCC

Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 - 40 hours (certification). The topics covered in the 40-hr HAZWOPER course include chemical and physical hazard recognition, hazard controls, selection of personal protective equipment, air monitoring, respiratory protection, site control, decontamination, field-specific operations (drum handling, trenching and excavation, etc.) and an introduction to emergency response.

For more information contact:
Evelyn Gonzales
(505) 428-1866
evelyn.gonzales@sfcc.edu