This annual 8-hour refresher course reviews essential components of HAZWOPER for employees and management involved in hazardous waste site clean-up operations or corrective actions including EPA National Priority List sites, state priority list sites, or RCRA corrective action sites.

OSHA Requirements

It is important to understand prior to taking this course, the student must have completed an off-site 40-hour HAZWOPER course of instruction and 3 days of worksite-specific practice in the field.

Time Requirement

This course is time-tracked and designed to require students to complete at least 8 hours of study prior to gaining access to the final course exam. You can monitor your time on this course using the timer located in the top-left corner of each page.

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As an OSHAcademy student, you can access 100% of our training materials for free, including our module quizzes and course exams. We only charge a small fee if you decide to document your training with our official course certificates or transcripts.

Modules: 12
Hours: 8
Sectors: General Industry


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  • Key Topics

    • Overview of 1910.120 HAZWOPER
    • Purpose of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
    • Hazardous Substances
    • Solid Waste Identification
    • Categories of Hazardous Waste Generators
    • Types of HAZWOPER Operations
    • Site Control and Characterization
    • HAZWOPER Safety and Health Program
    • Health and Safety Plan (HASP)
    • Buddy System
    • Safety and Health Training Program
    • Medical Surveillance
    • Hazard Control Strategies
    • Exposure Monitoring
    • Handling Hazardous Materials
    • Emergency Response
    • Site Control
    • Site Work Zones, Exclusion Zones, and Support Zones
    • Handling Drums and Containers
    • Drum Excavation and Handling
    • Site Characterization
    • Selection of Protective Clothing and Accessories
    • Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
    • Incident Command System (ICS)
    • Confined Space Entry and Rescue
    • Types of Contamination
    • Decontamination Plan, Procedures, and Methods
  • Target Audience

    • Employee
    • Supervisor