Federal OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.120, requires individuals who work with hazardous material to refresh their HAZWOPER safety training every 12 months. This OSHA HAZWOPER 8 Hour Annual Refresher training is intended for individuals who need to refresh their existing 24 or 40 hour HAZWOPER training certification. This course is intended as a HAZWOPER training overview of OSHA requirements learned from the OSHA HAZWOPER Initial Training Certification.
This course meets OSHA’s requirement for annual OSHA HAZWOPER training for those individuals seeking recertification. This OSHA HAZWOPER training refresher course covers the following operations: clean-up operations required by governmental bodies at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); voluntary clean-up operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites; hazardous waste operations at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities; and emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of, hazardous substances without regard to the location of the hazard.
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The purpose of this course is to train individuals on OSHA HAZWOPER methods and procedures including:
- Hazard Communication Standards
- Site Characterization and Control
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Hazard Recognition
- Managing Spills
- Emergency Response
- Health and Safety Programs
- Medical Surveillance
OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher Course Overview
- Names of personnel and alternates responsible for site safety and health
- Safety, health and other hazards present on the site
- Use of personal protective equipment
- Work practices by which the employee can minimize risks from hazards
- Safe use of engineering controls and equipment on the site
- Medical surveillance requirements including recognition of symptoms and signs which might indicate over exposure to hazards
- The contents of the site safety and health plan
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should take OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher Training?
Anyone with the initial 24 or 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER training MUST have an annual refresher (every 12 months) to stay current and insure continued certification in HAZWOPER and Emergency Response.
What if refresher training isn’t received in 12 months?
If the date for refresher training has lapsed, the need to repeat initial training must be determined based on the employee’s familiarity with safety and health procedures used on site. The employee should take the next available refresher training course. “There should be a record in the employee’s file indicating why the training has been delayed and when the training will be completed.”
Are Management and Supervisors required to receive OSHA HAZWOPER Training?
On-site management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in, hazardous waste operations shall receive 40 hours initial training, and three days of supervised field experience (the training may be reduced to 24 hours and one day if the only area of their responsibility is employees covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and (e)(3)(iii)) and at least eight additional hours of specialized training at the time of job assignment on such topics as, but not limited to, the employer’s safety and health program and the associated employee training program, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, and health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques.
I am the CEO of what used to be a modestly large property management firm. As I near retirement, we've stopped hiring new people to replace those who retire. Recently our Certified Lead Inspector and Certified Renovator employees retired, so I figured I'd take the class myself so we'd be able to keep on top of our much smaller current portfolio of properties. After 30 years of running renovations, sending employees to training and record keeping I thought the class would be a snooze and huge waste of my time. Just be sure, I ordered and read the entire textbook in advance, so I figured there was nothing for me to learn in the class. I was wrong.
The instructor, Robert, was amazingly able to make the dry material interesting and to relate it to real world issues. Just a simple "for instance," he asked "what's in the bottom of your toolbox." At home last night I found at least a quarter inch of dust in my nail bags and bottom of the tool box. As I reached for the air hose to blow it out, I remember what Robert said about using a HEPA vac to clean up the dust instead of blowing air.
And biggest of all, my entire half century of working with lead and lead paints, I learned to think of protective measures in terms of PPE. Robert convincingly showed how environmental and engineering controls can be safer, cheaper and more comfortable.
The class shifted my entire mindset from PPE to not making dust in the first place. This will be useful in just about everything we do, not just lead work. My nailbags are now cleaned and oiled and I found all the little tools that had gotten lost in the debris at the bottom of my tool box.
At one point in the class I thought I'd caught Robert making a mistake or exaggeration. At break I asked him about it. He seemed really interested in my question. He researched and showed me why he was correct.
I highly recommend Robert as an instructor.
10/10 Very informative and responsive to questions.
Instructor did an excellent job. He took his time with each person and explained it until they were able to understand.
I didn't know how harmful it really was to children. Bob did great, taught us the best of his and everyone else's knowledge.