This course covers 40 hours of instruction required by 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3), OSHA's Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response training standard. This course is designed for General site workers engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards. This course is comprised of 24 sections, covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.
At the completion of this course, you will be able to:
Read and understand OSHA regulations and requirements
Summarize Site Characterization
Understand the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures
Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers and reactive chemicals
Understand Chemicals and the hazards they present in the workplace
Summarize the components of OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard and the steps for any Hazard Communication Program
Identify radiation hazards and different types of radiation
Identify different types of respiratory equipment
Understand Protection Factors
Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE
Understand the characteristics of each work zone
List the elements of site security
Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of decontamination and methods
Develop a Medical Surveillance Program and understand its purpose
Identify the types and methods of air monitoring
Understand confined space permit system; be able to identify the main confined space atmospheric hazards, types of ventilation and gain an overall understanding of medical concerns associated with confined spaces
Understand the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and actions to personal safety and the safety of others
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