OPERATIONS & EMERGENCY RESPONSE (8HR REFRESHER)
Following an initial
40 hours of HAZWOPER training, OSHA requires
an annual update of 8-hour refresher training,
pursuant to 29 CFR 1910.120.
This training is intended
for all engineering and technical individuals
who work in or around hazardous waste operations.
Annual refresher training reinforces knowledge
of proper hazardous waste operations and emergency
response, highlighting key OSHA issues and points
to promote effective and efficient decision making
A standard course with
rigorous content and post-testing is available
for individual eCommerce purchase at this website.
Small group purchase of the standard course is
available by contacting FirstNet Learning. Users can print a certificate upon successful course completion with a post-test score of 80% or
higher. OSHA also requires an assessment of hands-on performance of work tasks.
The HAZWOPER 8-hour
refresher course can also be made available to
your organization in a tailored or customized
version with additional content and testing specific
to your operational needs.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for
Who's covered by OSHA's HAZWOPER Standard?
The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency
Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to five
distinct groups of employers and their employees.
This includes any employees who are exposed
or potentially exposed to hazardous substances
-- including hazardous waste -- and who are
engaged in one of the following operations
as specified by general industry 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and construction industry 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v):
operations -- required by a governmental
body, whether federal, state, local,
or other involving hazardous substances
-- that are conducted at uncontrolled
hazardous waste sites;
actions involving clean-up operations
at sites covered by the Resource Conservation
and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as
amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.);
clean-up operations at sites recognized
by federal, state, local, or other
governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous
involving hazardous wastes that are
conducted at treatment, storage, and
disposal facilities regulated by Title
40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts
264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA, or by
agencies under agreement with U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency to
implement RCRA regulations; and
emergency response operations
for releases of, or substantial threats
of release of, hazardous substances regardless
of the location of the hazard.