This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. The course is comprised of nine sections covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, Site Characterization, Toxicology, Hazard Recognition, Personal Protective Equipment, Decontamination, Medical Surveillance, Confined Space Entry and Emergency Procedures. 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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