8-Hour HAZWOPER Annual Refresher
The 8-Hour HAZWOPER Annual Refresher Course provides the OSHA required annual refresher training for employees who have completed the initial 24-Hour or 40-Hour HAZWOPER course. Training requirements, as well as affected employees, can be found in 29 CFR1910.120 (e)(q).
Workers attending this 8-Hour Annual Refresher Course will cover changes in related regulations, several class safety activities, a mock dress-out, health and safety procedures, and personnel protection during work operations at hazardous material sites and many other areas.
Workers involved in construction, Hazardous Waste Operations, Hazardous Materials Handling, Hazmat Operations, First Responder, Emergency Response, Firemen, Site Safety Officer, Site Supervisor, EHS, OSHA Training. RCRA or EPA Training may all need to take the 8-Hour HAZWOPER OSHA Training Course.
The content and exercises are updated by Compliance Solutions and changed annually, so your employees will not be taking the same HAZWOPER Training Seminar over and over again!
The HAZWOPER standard applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes employees who are exposed or may potentially be exposed to hazardous substances-- including hazardous waste--and are engaged in one of the following operations as specified by 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v):
- Clean-up operations-required by a governmental body, whether federal, state, local, or other involving hazardous substances-- that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
- Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.);
- Voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by federal, state, local, or other governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
- Operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations; and
- Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of release of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard.
Who needs 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training?
Anyone that already has a 24 Hour or 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification will need to take this refresher course annually to keep their training up to date and compliant with OSHA!
Workers involved in construction, Hazardous Waste Operations, Hazardous Materials Handling, Hazmat Operations, First Responder, Emergency Response, Firemen, Site Safety Officer, Site Supervisor, EHS, and OSHA Training. RCRA or EPA Certifications may all need to take the 8-Hour HAZWOPER OSHA Training Course.
If you aren’t sure if you need HAZWOPER Refresher Training or any other course we offer, please start a chat above with the chat button or call us for more information or with any other questions you may have! Call us at 800-711-2706
- HAZWOPER Review
- Hazardous Waste
- Handling Hazardous Materials
- Updates/News/Case Studies
- Mock Dress Out
- 8 Hour HAZWOPER Exam
Upon successful completion of the 8 Hour HAZWOPER Seminar, students will:
- Learn the purpose and value of a Health and Safety Plan (HSP)
- Learn the proper course of actions to take during a site emergency
- Understand safe methods and work practice controls
- Recognize signs and labels used to alert personnel of dangers involving hazardous materials
Students should have completed the initial 24-Hour or 40-Hour HAZWOPER OSHA training and have maintained certification through annual refresher training. If certification has not been kept current under OSHA guidelines (each successive year after completing the initial 24-Hour or 40 Hour HAZWOPER), the 24-Hour or 40 Hour HAZWOPER should be re-taken to maintain certification.
REQUIRED TIME TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE: 8 hours
Looking for one of our other HAZWOPER Courses Try:
24 Hour HAZWOPER Training Online or Seminar
8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Online or Virtual Instructor-Led
16 Hour HAZWOPER Training Seminar
40 Hour HAZWOPER Training Online or Seminar
We also offer 8 Hour HAZWOEPR Refresher Training in Spanish
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training is for students who have already completed the initial 24 Hour or 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification. They will be required to take an 8 Hour. HAZWOPER Refresher Course annually to keep the training up to date and compliant with OSHA!
Anyone involved with handling, disposing of, storing, or emergency response involving hazardous materials needs to receive 24 or 40 Hour HAZWOPER or Emergency Response Training. After getting the initial certification, you will be required to take refresher training annually to keep the training up to date and compliant with OSHA.
The 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Course can be taken either online or in a classroom as long as both courses cover the training requirements under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120.
HAZWOPER Refresher Training must be taken every year to keep certification up to date. If you miss a refresher, you will have to retake the initial training course.
After the initial 24 Hour HAZWOPER Certification, students will be required to receive 8 hours of refresher training annually to remain updated with OSHA training and complaint.
After the initial 40 Hour HAZWOPER Certification, students will be required to receive 8 hours of refresher training annually to remain updated with OSHA training and complaint.
HAZWOPER is an acronym for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.
There are two HAZWOPER Training levels. 40 Hour HAZWOPER- Workers responsible for cleanup operations. 24 Hour HAZWOPER Training is for Occasional site workers that aren’t involved in cleanup operations.
There are also two other courses related to HAZWOPER; the 8 Hour HAZWOPER course is the refresher course for both 24 and 40 Hour HAZWOPER and the 16 Hour Course that upgrades 24 hour certification to 40 Hour!
Any HAZWOPER Refresher Course you take must cover training requirements under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 to be compliant with OSHA, don’t take any course that doesn’t; it's useless!
HAZWOPER Training is required for anyone involved with the handling, disposal, or emergency response involving hazardous materials. This includes anyone who works at facilities where hazardous materials are stored, handled, or shipped. If you don’t deal directly with the HAZMAT, you will be able to take a shorter, less comprehensive course, the 24 Hour HAZWOPER Training.
Emergency Responders at the Operations Level are required to receive eight hours of refresher training annually; if you are an emergency response technician, you will be required to get 24 hours of refresher training annually.
OSHA states there is no grace period unless there is no refresher course in your area within the time that you need it. If this happens, you are required to document that to prove to OSHA there was no way for you to get the training and take the next available class in the area!