Who Should Take Eduwhere’s HAZWOPER Refresher Course?
This course is intended for supervisors, environmental professionals, and other hazardous waste site personnel, including:
- Workers in cleanup operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
- Workers at EPA-licensed waste TSD facilities;
- Workers responding to emergencies involving hazardous materials;
- Hazardous Materials Technicians; and
- Any individuals requiring annual OSHA 8 Hour Refresher training, as required by 29 CFR 1910.120;
Are You Involved in the Cleanup at Hazardous Waste Sites?
If you work in hazardous waste cleanup, you must be HAZWOPER certified. Anyone who works in hazardous waste and emergency operations—whether staff, manager or supervisor—is required to have this certification or risk noncompliance with OSHA standards. Hazardous waste cleanup employees must also take refresher training within a year of their initial training or last refresher training.
The employees to whom this pertains include those who perform hazardous waste operations, contribute to voluntary or mandatory clean-ups, contribute to corrective actions concerning clean-ups or perform emergency response operations. It also applies to supervisors, managers, contractors and subcontractors who work onsite. Nearly every individual who works on a hazardous waste site will benefit from this important training.
Do You Work at an EPA-Licensed Waste TSD Facilities?
If you work at an uncontrolled hazardous waste site, such as a Superfund site, you must complete an 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher training each year. This pertains not only to staff, managers and supervisors who work directly with cleanup but also to those who may risk exposure to hazardous materials in performing other tasks, such as utility work.
Personnel who work at EPA-Licensed Waste TSD Facilities include employees who assess sites, excavate and handle containers, monitor hazardous materials and operate onsite equipment. All such employees will benefit tremendously from Eduwhere’s training modules, which cover a broad range of topics from hazard evaluation to drum and container handling and decontamination.
Do You Respond to Emergencies Involving Hazardous Materials?
If you are involved in emergency operations related to hazardous waste, you must complete an 8-hour OSHA HAZWOPER refresher training. As elaborated in the HAZWOPER standard, this includes personnel engaged in emergency response related to the release or threat of release of hazardous waste. It also pertains to staff engaged in clean-up operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, those taking corrective actions related to clean-up operations, those participating in voluntary clean-ups at uncontrolled sites, and those involved in other operations related to hazardous storage, treatment and disposal.
Eduwhere’s exhaustive refresher course will equip emergency operations personnel with all the information they need to be up to date with current best practices in emergency management. Upon completing the 8-hour refresher training, emergency operations personnel will feel confident that they are fully informed on the latest developments in hazardous waste emergency response.
Are You a Hazardous Materials Technician?
Hazardous materials technicians are among the personnel who are required to complete HAZWOPER certification training and subsequent annual refresher training. If you are responsible for handling emergency calls related to hazardous waste emergencies, this training will strengthen your confidence in mitigating dangerous hazardous waste incidents and containing spills while maintaining personal safety.
With modules that cover hazard evaluation, personal protection equipment, drum and container handling, decontamination and emergency response, the OSHA HAZWOPER Refresher training is imperative for technicians who handle hazardous waste. Hazardous waste technicians will gain all of the information they need to be prepared for critical situations concerning hazardous waste management.