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OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect workers at hazardous sites.These extensive regulations ensure their safety and health when followed correctly.


All of our courses comply with OSHA regulations, and are accepted by OSHA as documentation of proper training. Receive your certification with our 24 or 40 hour course, or renew your HAZWOPER certification with our 8 hour refresher.


Special packages include an emphasis on bloodborne pathogens or excavations, and all of our courses are also available with an additional study guide.


HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness
OSHA – 29 CFR 1910.120

One (1) Year

8 Hour HAZWOPER Recertification
OSHA – 29 CFR 1910.120

One (1) Year

OSHA – 29 CFR 1910.120

One (1) Year

OSHA – 29 CFR 1910.120

One (1) Year


HAZWOPER Refresher (8-Hour) Course

Course Overview:
HazTec HAZWOPER  Refresher course meets OSHA's annual 8-hour refresher training requirement for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), as specified in 29 CFR 1910.120. Workers, supervisors and managers involved with hazardous waste operations are required to have 8 hours of refresher training annually.

HAZWOPER refresher training is designed to help students review basic occupational safety and health principles learned during their initial HAZWOPER 24-hour or HAZWOPER 40-hour certification training course. In addition, important Hazwoper safety and health issues addressed by OSHA and other organizations will be examined, as well as new topics  including changes made to the hazard communication standard (GHS).


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Course Overview:
The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; Tech Level (OSHA) (HAZMAT) 24hr course is designed to make employees capable of acting as the technician or incident commander only after the employee has become familiar with and has demonstrated through their company the additional requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120. Emergency response refers to a response effort by designated personnel to an occurrence that results in, or is likely to result in, an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance.


Upon completion, 24hr first responders are personnel who are likely to witness or discover a hazardous substance release, initiate an emergency response by notifying the proper authorities of the release and then have the ability to operate within the incident command structure to actively contain or control a leak.

Course Objectives…
Upon completion of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; Tech Level (OSHA) (HAZMAT) 24hr training, the student will be able to:
    •    Function within and 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
    •    Perform advanced 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 terminations procedures
    •    Understand basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior


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OSHA HAZWOPER 40-Hour Course

Course Overview:
The HAZWOPER 40-Hour Course provides training for workers, managers and supervisors working at a hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) sites. OSHA considers training an important component for maintaining job site safety. Workers involved with removing toxic, flammable or corrosive substances, who are likely to be exposed to hazardous substances and site health hazards, must receive 40 hours of off-site HAZWOPER training.

This course is intended to meet initial training requirements found in OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120 for general site workers who participate in hazardous waste operations, where they may be exposed to hazardous substances and health hazards.
Learning Objectives:
Following this training the student should be able to identify important principles with regard to:
1.     Contents of the OSHA Hazwoper standard
2.     Site safety and health programs, such as a site-specific safety and health plan and a medical surveillance program
3.     Identifying, evaluating, and controlling the five major categories of hazards at a Hazwoper site: chemical health, chemical physical, physical safety, biological and ergonomic hazards
4.     Respiratory hazard and protection basics, including requirements for medical surveillance and respiratory protection programs
5.     Responding to emergencies at hazardous waste sites and to hazardous substance releases
6.     Hazwoper training requirements
7.     Site characterization, site control and a hazard communication program
8.     Elements of the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
9.     Materials handling, and handling drums and container
10.   Decontaminating personnel and equipment
11.   Hazwoper requirements for a treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facility, as regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA)
12.   Selecting, inspecting, using and maintaining respirators
13.   Selecting and using personal protective equipment (PPE) and chemical protective clothing
14.   Detectors and monitors at a hazardous waste site
15.   Excavations, including soil analysis, sloping, benching and shoring


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