Hazwoper 8

Course: Hazardous Waste Operations and Response (HAZWOPER) 8-Hour Refresher

Prerequisite: Hazardous Waste Operations and Response (HAZWOPER) 24-Hour or 40- Hour Course

Description: This is a refresher course, required annually by State and Federal OSHA, for workers who perform operations that involve the cleanup, treatment or disposal of hazardous waste; or perform emergency response activities where hazardous materials and/or waste are present. Material will be presented through the use of lecture, videos, discussion and class exercises.

Required Topics

  • HAZWOPER Regulatory Overview

-          OSHA

-          DOT

-          CERCLA

-          SARA

-          RCRA

  • Summary of the Principals of Safety
  • Planning and Organization
  • Hazard Communication Program
  • Chemical Hazard Identification Systems
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Chemical Protective Clothing
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Decontamination Procedures

Optional Topics

  • Field Activities
  • Respirator Fit Testing

A final written exam will be given to ensure understanding by the student. A passing score of 70% must be obtained to receive credit.

Documentation: A Certificate of Completion and wallet card will be provided to the student upon successful completion.

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