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The OSHA HAZWOPER (Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response) Standard was developed to protect all employees working on site (such as but not limited to equipment operators, general laborers and others) exposed to hazardous substances, health hazards, or safety hazards and their supervisors and management who may engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances, safety, or health hazards. R2M’s professional trainers will cover applicable regulatory standards, industry best practices including risk identification and evaluation, exposure limits, site control, monitoring and testing equipment and methods, personal protection, and general site safety concerns. The training course is a mixture of in-depth academic learning and interactive hands-on exercises to ensure each student fully comprehends how to perform emergency response and cleanups/remediation activities associated with hazardous waste incidents.
Who Should Attend the 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training?
This training is intended for workers who are unlikely to be exposed to high-risk hazards and will be onsite only occasionally for specific tasks or are onsite regularly who work in areas and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and where respirators are not necessary*.
The 24-Hour HAZWOPER training is valid for 12 months. To maintain your HAZWOPER certification, you must complete and 8-Hour HAZWOPER refresher course annually. If you fail to complete the annual refresher by the expiration deadline, you may have to retake the 24-Hour training.
*Workers with 24 hours of training who are covered by the HAZWOPER regulation, and who become general site workers or who are required to wear respirators, shall have the additional 16 hours and two days of training necessary to total the training specified for the 40 Hour HAZWOPER training requirement.
29 CFR 1910.120:
(e)(3)(ii) Workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geo-physical surveying) 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 under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
(e)(3)(iii) Workers regularly on site who work in areas which have been monitored and fully characterized indicating that exposures are under permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits where respirators are not necessary, and the characterization indicates that there are no health hazards or the possibility of an emergency developing, shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
(q)(6): Training. Training shall be based on the duties and function to be performed by each responder of an emergency response organization. The skill and knowledge levels required for all new responders, those hired after the effective date of this standard, shall be conveyed to them through training before they are permitted to take part in actual emergency operations on an incident. Employees who participate, or are expected to participate, in emergency response, shall be given training in accordance with the following paragraphs:
(q)(6)(iii): Hazardous materials technician. Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance. Hazardous materials technicians shall have received at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level and in addition have competency in the following areas and the employer shall so certify.:
- Know how to implement the employer’s emergency response plan;
- Know the classification, identification, and verification of known and unknown materials by using field survey instruments and equipment;
- Be able to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System;
- Know how to select and use proper specialized chemical personal protective equipment provided to the hazardous materials technician;
- Understand hazard and risk assessment techniques;
- Be able to perform advance control, containment, and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with the unit;
- Understand and implement decontamination procedures;
- Understand termination procedures;
- Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.
Please note: In addition to the required 24-Hour training, the regulation requires a minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor to establish employee proficiency in the duties required by the regulation.
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