24-Hour HAZWOPER Occasional Site Worker — March 23-25, 2021 (Raleigh NC)
24 Hour HAZWOPER Training
OSHA requires 24-hours of specialized training for individuals who work on a controlled or hazardous site (29 CFR1910.120(e)). The 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training Course is designed for workers who are NOT involved in direct clean-up actions (generally referred to as working conditions that require a protection level of "C or above) such as drillers, surveyors, contractors, administrative personnel, drivers, etc. Workers attending
The 24-Hour HAZWOPER Seminar will cover health and safety procedures during work operations at hazardous material sites.
REQUIRED TIME TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE: 24 Hours of training
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
24 Hour HAZWOPER Certification is good for a year. After that, you will need to receive
refresher training annually to learn about any updates or changes to HAZWOPER.
All HAZWOPER courses can be taken either online or in a classroom setting except 40
Hour HAZWOPER and the upgrade from 24 hour to 40 hour training, which must include
an in-class hands-on portion to be compliant with OSHA.
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 HAZWOPER Training is designed more for workers that deal with hazardous
materials directly, including facilities where HAZMAT is prepared, packaged, labeled,
marked, stored, or shipped for disposal and for any facility wherein hazardous wastes are
treated, stored, or disposed of. 24 Hour Training is for workers working at these facilities
but who don't have any responsibility to deal directly or handle any hazardous materials
EX: drillers, surveyors, contractors, administrative personnel & drivers. Many companies
will make workers get the 40 Hours course to make sure they are ready for any situation
just in case.
24 Hour HAZWOPER Training is for workers who are not required to clean-up hazardous
spills or materials, that normally requires 40 Hour training. Also, if conditions don't
require a protection level of "C or above (i.e., drillers, surveyors, contractors,
administrative personnel & drivers) 24 Hour certification is
OSHA created HAZWOPER, or Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response,
to teach employees involved with hazardous waste cleanup, disposal, or emergency
response on protecting themselves at work.
According to OSHA, the 24 Hour HAZWOPER Training Course can be completed as an
online training course as long as it covers training requirements under OSHA
29 CFR 1910.120. If not, you would need to attend an Instructor-Led course.
HAZWOPER is an acronym for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response,
which is found under OSHA's CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 1910.120
According to OSHA 24 Hour, HAZWOPER Training is required for "occasional site
workers" (those who are not actively involved in the cleanup or removal of hazardous
waste). "Workers who must perform duties at a hazardous waste site that has not yet
been characterized but where contamination is expected." In short: Workers who don't
handle HAZMAT directly or are not involved in the cleanup. Don't confuse 24 Hour
HAZWOPER with "24-Hour Emergency Response Technician" training (sometimes
incorrectly referred to as "24 Hour HAZWOPER). While part of the same OSHA Standard
(29 CFR 1910.120), their training is found under Sub Paragraph "q". 24-Hour Technicians
may be involved in the "control and containment" of hazardous waste or materials but,
they still cannot handle "clean-up operations". For more information, call an Education
Specialist at Call us at 800-711-2706 Ext 1.
The OSHA standard covering 24 Hour HAZWOPER is 29 CFR 1910.120(e). If you need
24 Hour HAZWOPER Training, either online or in a classroom with an Instructor, make
sure the training covers all the mandates under OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, or your
certification will not be compliant. This the responsibility of you and your employer.
All initial HAZWOPER Certifications are valid for 1-year (12 months) from the date of
completion. To remain valid, employees must complete a refresher course (usually
8-hours in duration) annually. This covers changes in regulations, updates, and new
technologies related to HAZWOPER and related sites. For information on 8-Hour
Refresher Training, Call us at 800-711-2706 Ext 1.