40 Hour OSHA Hazwoper Training


This course, as cited in federal regulations, satisfies the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.  The 4 day course, which is a review of health and safety requirements for hazardous waste site cleanup workers, is combined with simulated cleanup exercises, using personal protective equipment.

Course Goals

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify hazardous materials existent in the workplace and the possible methods, symptoms and preventative measures of exposure
  • Use Site Characterization to establish problems that may exist in your workplace and measures that can be implemented to eliminate hazards
  • Encourage the use of Material Safety Data sheets (MSDS) to identify and properly handle hazardous materials
  • Implement procedures for treating workers in the event of hazardous exposure
  • Understand the purpose of OSHA and its role in regulating occupational safety
  • Emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment in limiting hazardous exposure
  • Establish an effective Site Control Program to limit the risk of exposure to only those working in the hazardous work zone
  • Familiarize themselves with materials, compounds and mixtures that may present flammable, explosive, chemical or radiological hazards.

Course Learning Objectives

The course is designed for those involved in all aspects of hazardous waste operations who must comply with the training requirements of 29CFR 1910.120. Topics include:

  • Names of personnel responsible for site safety and health
  • Safety, health and other hazards
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Work practices
  • Engineering controls
  • Medical surveillance
  • Decontamination procedures
  • Emergency response plan
  • Confined space entry program
  • Spill containment programs

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Other Information

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a 40 Hour Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response Cleanup Worker Training Certificate in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120 and 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from NJIT.