This OSHA HAZWOPER 16-Hour course was designed for general site workers who have already taken 24 hours of HAZWOPER training but now need to meet their HAZWOPER 40-Hour requirement. This additional 16 hours of training, along with two days of actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor, combine to meet the HAZWOPER 40-Hour requirements specified in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of the HAZWOPER standard, 29 CFR 1910.120. This course focuses on air monitoring and hazard detection, respiratory protection, and chemical protective clothing for sites where exposures can be expected to exceed permissible and published exposure limits. Emergency response protocols and principles of site excavation are also discussed. Upon successful completion, students receive a ClickSafety Certificate of Completion that provides the 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
Following this training the student should be able to identify important principles with regard to:
- Respiratory hazard and protection basics, including requirements for medical surveillance and respiratory protection programs
- Responding to emergencies at hazardous waste sites and to hazardous substance releases
- Selecting, inspecting, using, and maintaining respirators
- Selecting and using personal protective equipment (PPE) and chemical protective clothing
- Detectors and monitors at a hazardous waste site
- Excavations, including soil analysis and sloping, benching, and shoring requirements