40 Hour HAZWOPER Course – Description
This 40 hour online course covers all the requirements mandated by OSHA, specifically, the topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.
This course covers broad issues pertaining to the hazard recognition at work sites. OSHA has developed the HAZWOPER program to protect the workers working at hazardous sites and devised extensive regulations to ensure their safety and health. This course, while identifying different types of hazards, also suggests possible precautions and protective measures to reduce or eliminate hazards at the work place.
HAZWOPER 40 Hour is required for employees working on a project consisting of Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Operation mandated by the Government.
This course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers and the environment and OSHA regulations. This course covers topics included in 29 CFR 1910.120.
Note: Workers must have 40 hrs of initial training before they may enter the site and at least three days of actual field experience under a trained, seasoned supervisor. **The online course meets the standard requirement of 40 hrs of initial training. The three days field experience under a trained, experienced supervisor is the responsibility of the student employer or potential employer.
Course Topics for HAZWOPER 40
- Regulation Overview
- Site Characterization
- Hazard Recognition
- Hazardous Chemical Awareness
- Hazard & Safety Analysis
- Radiological Hazards
- Respiratory Protection
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Site Control
- Medical Surveillance
- Air Monitoring
- Confined Space Entry
- Emergency Response
- Emergency Procedures
- Material Sampling
- Safe Work Practices
- Personal Sampling
- Fire Protection
- Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Control and Compliance
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Understanding Hepatitis B
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Communication and Training
- Bloodborne Pathogens: Revisions and Additions to OSHA Standards
- Testing: 1 Quiz of 10 questions at end of every Module; must be passed at a score of 70% or higher in order to continue
- Final Exam: Final Exam of 50 questions must be passed with a score of 70% or higher in order to pass
- There are no Pre-requisites for this course
- Understand the purpose of OSHA and its role in regulating occupational safety
- Use Site Characterization to establish problems that may exist in your workplace and measures that can be implemented to eliminate hazards
- Identify hazardous materials existent in the workplace and the possible methods, symptoms and preventative measures of exposure
- Encourage the use of Material Safety Data sheets (MSDS) to identify and properly handle hazardous materials
- Familiarize yourself with materials, compounds and mixtures that may present flammable, explosive, chemical or radiological hazards
- Emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment in limiting hazardous exposure
- Establish an effective Site Control Program to limit the risk of exposure to only those working in the hazardous work zone
- Implement procedures for treating workers in the event of hazardous exposure
- Course Certificate is available at course completion for student to print.
- No survey is required for student to fill out.
Subject Matter Expert
Name: Rick C. Knight – CEO – EZ-OSHA and International Code College
- Electrical Contractor
- Sr. Instrumentation/Control Systems Engineer
- Lead Electrical Engineer
- Master Electrician
- Consultant / Trainer
- Government Regulatory Training / Consulting
- Electrical & General Construction Project Management
- Petro-Chem Instrumentation / Electrical Engineering
- Plastics Extrusion
- Process Controls and Instrumentation Engineering
- Nuclear & Fossil Fuel Power / Controls Engineering
- Pharmaceutical & Food / Beverage Process Controls Design
- Broadcast & Computer Design, operations, programming
Detailed Work Experience
- Consulted and trained 20,000+ individuals with various companies in OSHA, Labor Law, Workers Compensation, and other related regulatory requirements.
- Provided contract training services for Texas A & M (OTC), Metropolitan Community Colleges, Red Rocks Community College, Rockhurst University, Tulsa Tech, National Seminars Group, as well as many businesses directly.
- Advised numerous clients as to the appeals process and specific defenses to utilize to overturn non-legitimate citations.
- Assisted many private companies in significant reductions of amounts of financial penalties associated with citations.
- Developed first public webinar program approved by OSHA for the delivery of curriculum necessary to achieve issuance of OSHA 10 and 30 Hour training cards.
- Project Management including preparation of Capital Expenditure Proposals, Operation Manuals, Cost Estimates, CPM & Expenditure Schedules, Specifications, and Design. Responsible for projects up to $250,000,000
- Project Engineering including Specification, Design, Procurement, Installation, Start Up, and System/Project Turn- Over.
- Trained 300+ students in various specialties and basics in First Aid, Scuba, Rescue Bloodborne Pathogens, AED, and CPR.
Trainees must have additional hands-on training in the donning, doffing, and use of the Personal Protective Equipment required for their jobsite(s) in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.