HAZWOPER 40-hour Course
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OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect workers at hazardous sites. These extensive regulations ensure their safety and health when followed correctly. All of our HAZWOPER courses comply with OSHA regulations.
The HAZWOPER 40-hour course has been reviewed and accepted by OSHA for online distribution.
Our HAZWOPER 40-hour Course earns college credit in degree programs at Columbia Southern University. Students who successfully complete the OSHA.com HAZWOPER 40-hour Course will be exempt from the BOS 3125 Hazardous Material Management course if it is required in any degree program. This includes the Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety & Health.
HAZWOPER 40-hour is required for workers that perform activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances.
This course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and OSHA regulations. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.
Trainees must have additional hands-on training in the donning, doffing, and use of the Personal Protective Equipment required for their jobsite(s) in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.
Workers must have 40 hours of initial training and at least three days of supervised field experience before they are allowed to enter the site.
The online course meets the standard requirement of 40 hours of initial training. The required 8 hours of hands-on training can be completed by a qualified instructor. The three days field experience under a trained, experienced supervisor is the responsibility of the student’s employer or potential employer.
There are no pre-requisite requirements for this course.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the purpose of OSHA and its role in regulating occupational safety
- Use Site Characterization to establish problems that may exist in your workplace and measures that can be implemented to eliminate hazards
- Identify hazardous materials existent in the workplace and the possible methods, symptoms and preventative measures of exposure
- Encourage the use of Material Safety Data sheets (MSDS) to identify and properly handle hazardous materials
- Familiarize yourself with materials, compounds and mixtures that may present flammable, explosive, chemical or radiological hazards
- 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
- Implement procedures for treating workers in the event of hazardous exposure
All module quizzes require a score of 70 to proceed forward in the course. The final exam also requires a minimum score of 70 to receive a certificate of completion. The final exam may be taken three times if necessary.
Upon successful completion of course you will be able to print your certificate.
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