Event Phone: (806) 783-9944
October 23, 2023 - October 27, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
June 5, 2023 - June 9, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training?
This training is intended for workers who are new to hazardous waste or emergency response operations and will be engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose, or may potentially expose, the worker to high-risk hazards over the permissible exposure limits. Operations that require the 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training may include:
- Uncontrolled hazardous waste cleanup operations required by a government body
- Corrective actions involving cleanup operations at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) sites
- Hazardous waste operations at treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities
- Operations at non-TSD facilities that generate hazardous waste
- Emergency response actions involving the potential release of hazardous substances
The 40-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 40-Hour training.
Workers who are onsite only occasionally, and are unlikely to be exposed to hazards above the permissible exposure limits, and whose exposure does not necessitate the use or a respirator, may only require the 24-Hour HAZWOPER training.
29 CFR 1910.120:
(e)(3)(i): General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) 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 under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.
(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 geophysical 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.
(e)(3)(iv): Workers with 24 hours of training who are covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and (e)(3)(iii) of this section, 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 in paragraph (e)(3)(i).
Please note: In addition to the required 40-Hour training, the regulation requires a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor to establish employee proficiency in the duties required by the regulation.
Venue: R2M Engineering Home Office
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