Hazwoper Refresher Course


The course objective is to provide training meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 a refresher for general site workers whose job includes removing hazardous waste or those who are regularly exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards.  This course serves as the annual refresher to the 40 Hour Hazwoper Course.

Course Goals

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

  • Understand the OSHA requirements and regulations.
  • Perform Site Characterization for identifying the hazards that can possibly be found in the workplace and the steps to minimize the hazards.
  • Understand toxicology principles and their relation to the various types of chemical exposures.
  • Develop a Medical Surveillance Program and understand the purpose.
  • Understand and Utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Understand decontamination methods, principles of decontamination and levels of decontamination.
  • Understand potential hazardous situations that involve oxidizers, solvents, corrosives and reactive chemicals.
  • Understand various considerations during an emergency and the importance of training and actions to personal safety and that of others.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Introduction and Overview of HAZWOPER
  • Chemical and Physical Properties
  • Respiratory Protection Procedure
  • Confined Space Entry Procedures
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Health and Safety Program
  • Standard of Hazardous Communication
  • Spill and Containment Management
  • Characterization and Analysis of Site
  • Site Control
  • Identification of Hazardous Materials and Reference Sources
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Chemical Protection Clothing
  • Emergency Response Plan for Safe and Effective Responses to Emergencies.
  • Medical Surveillance Requirements
  • Decontamination Procedure

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Other Information

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Hazwoper Refresher Training Certificate in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.10 and 0.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from NJIT.