32 Hours Online blended with 8 Hours of hands-on classroom training.

Course Overview

This course is two classes combined, one online and one in a classroom environment.

The 32-hour online portion consists of 46 sections broken down into 8 modules (see table below). It is recommended that users take each section in sequential order, although this is not required.

Once users are done with the online portion, they can complete the 8-hour hands-on classroom portion.

Who Should Take This Course?

In addition to taking the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online, we also offer a blended version that includes 32 hours of online training coupled with 8 hours of classroom training. It is really two classes combined, one online and one in a classroom environment.

In the classroom portion, students receive hands-on training during the final 8 hours of their 40-hour certification. OSHA requires workers to be adequately trained to use specialized equipment in a training environment before actually having to use it in a hazardous work environment. This session introduces students to examples of this type of equipment and allows them to practice with it. Please note — the online portion needs to be completed before attending the hands-on session.

This version of the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Course may still need to be followed up with on-site specific equipment training because the equipment that is used during the instruction for our classroom training may not be the exact equipment the employee will be using as part of their job function. For this reason many users opt to take the OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online course.

We are always working to add new locations across the United States for students to take the hands-on portion of their training. We do this through an affiliate partnership with other training providers, but are very selective in whom we partner with to ensure the highest quality training.

View current classroom locations and schedule.

Some students prefer to get the 8-hour hands-on training locally through another training provider, or even through their employer. For those students, we offer an Online 32 Hour HAZWOPER course to combine with the hands-on portion. In some cases, when another training provider does not issue a 40-hour certification, we may be able to do so. However, this is only done when students who have taken the 32 hours of online training are able to provide sufficient proof of taking the hands-on portion.

Objectives

 

The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) for general industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 1926.65(e)(3)(i)

General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers, and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.

Topics

This 32 Hour Online portion of this course consists of 72 sections broken down into 9 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Module Section Course Title
Introduction
1 40 Hour HAZWOPER Course Overview
Module 1
Legal Issues
2 Module Overview
3 Introduction to OSHA
4 Introduction to HAZWOPER
5 HAZWOPER Training
6 Regulatory Compliance
7 Safety and Health Program
8 Medical Surveillance
Module Exam
Module 2
Toxicology
9 Module Overview
10 Introduction to Toxicology
11 The Importance of Dosage
12 Types of Toxic Substances
13 Toxicological Effects
14 Factors That Influence Toxicity
Module Exam
Module 3
Chemical Hazards
15 Module Overview
16 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
17 Biological Hazards
18 The Hazard Communication
19 Physical and Chemical Properties
20 Introduction to Radiation
Module Exam
Module 4
Physical Hazardss
21 Module Overview
22 Walking and Working Surfaces
23 Fall Prevention and Protection
24 Electrical Hazards
25 Introduction to Confined Spaces
26 Cold Illnesses and Injuries
27 Heat Illnesses and Injuries
28 Heat Illness Prevention
29 Using the Heat Index
30 Other Physical Hazards
Module Exam
Module 5
Basic PPE Overview
31 Module Overview
32 Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment
33 Introduction to Respiratory Protection
34 Introduction to Chemical Protective Clothing
35 Introduction to Monitoring and Detection
36 PPE for the Head, Eyes, Face, and Ears
37 PPE for the Hands and Feet
Module Exam
Module 6
Waste Site Operations
38 Module Overview
39 Site Characterization and Analysis
40 Site Control Tactics and Strategy
41 Job Hazard Analysis
42 Handling Drums and Containers
43 Sampling Methods and Procedures
44 Managing Chemical Spills
45 Introduction to Decontamination
46 Emergency Response
47 Understanding Temporary HAZWOPER Worksites
Module Exam
Module 7
Using Respiratory Protection
48 Module Overview
49 Using Respiratory Protection
50 Types of Respiratory Protection
51 Respirator Selection and Use
52 Respirator Medical Evaluation
53 Respirator Fit Testing
54 Respirator Training Requirements
55 Respirator Maintenance and Care
Module Exam
Module 8
Using Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
56 Module Overview
57 Medical Considerations for Wearing CPC
58 Using Chemical Protective Clothing
59 Chemical Protective Clothing Selection
60 Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications
61 Donning and Doffing CPC
62 Inspection Storage and Maintenance of CPC
63 Decontaminating and Cleaning CPC
Module Exam
Module 9
Using Monitoring and Detection Devices
64 Module Overview
65 Preventing Sparks During Gas Detection
66 Sensor Technology
67 Types of Gas Detection Systems
68 Using Colorimetric Tubes
69 Using Combustible Gas Indicators
70 FIDs and PIDs
71 Other Detection Devices
Module Exam
Conclusion
72 Summary and Conclusion

Exams

This course has 9 module exams based upon the first 9 modules.

Students are required to complete each exam once they complete all the sections within the corresponding module. The intention is that students take the corresponding exam while the information is still fresh. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

Each exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass each exam. If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

 

Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal and State OSHA and EPA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

Some students prefer to get the 8-hour hands-on training locally through another training provider, or even through their employer. For those students, we offer an Online 32 Hour HAZWOPER course to combine with the hands-on portion. In some cases, when another training provider does not issue a 40-hour certification, we may be able to do so. However, this is only done when students who have taken the 32 hours of online training are able to provide sufficient proof of taking the hands-on portion.


Field Experience

Once workers have completed their 40 hours of training, OSHA requires that worker must get supervised field experience.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i)

General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.

Many people mistakenly think this is part of their initial training and it is NOT. The three-day requirement of direct supervision has nothing to do with the training requirement. This requirement is meant to ensure that newly trained employees are not sent to a work site and left unsupervised but rather get supervised field experience for at least three days. It is not part of their training period; it is part of their job function period.

While we have found that most employers do not document this field experience, we have created forms that employers can use to document this field experience:

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Mobile Version

 

We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.

FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - Following the 32-hour online portion of the 40 Hour HAZWOPER, where can I get my 8-hour hands-on classroom training?

View current classroom locations and schedule.


Q - I do not see an area near me for my training, what other options are there?

Some students prefer to get the 8-hour hands-on training locally through another training provider, or even through their employer. For those students, we offer an Online 32 Hour HAZWOPER course to combine with the hands-on portion. In some cases, when another training provider does not issue a 40-hour certification, we may be able to do so. However, this is only done when students who have taken the 32 hours of online training are able to provide sufficient proof of taking the hands-on portion.


Q - Can I take the 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online?

The 40 Hour HAZWOPER Course can be taken entirely online, but keep in mind that students will need to be trained on how to use any protective equipment that they need as part of their job prior to using that equipment on any work site. This is the case whether the student takes the course online or takes the course in a classroom setting.


Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.


Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.


Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.


Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.