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Meeting OSHA’s Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

8-HR Refresher Training

Jim Newton, P.E., DEE

Course Outline

This eight hour course provides valuable refresher information for those individuals who have already completed the required 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER course. Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to maintain their HAZWOPER certification. It was designed by an instructor who has conducted numerous similar training courses.

This course requires the completion of a multiple-choice quiz at its conclusion in order to obtain the necessary certification for the individuals to continue working at hazardous waste sites covered under the OSHA regulation.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in emergency response or hazardous waste site operations.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendees of this course will meet the requirements for the OSHA 8-hour refresher training required under the HAZWOPER regulations.

Course Introduction

The OSHA HAZWOPER regulations require that every person who has completed either the initial 24-hour or 40-hour training course and remains involved in emergency response involving hazardous chemicals or hazardous waste operations must annually complete an 8-hour refresher course. The course material presents refresher information required to maintain proficiency in the required subject matter.

Course Content

The associated course materials are contained in the following doucment:

HAZWOPER 8-HR_Handout (117 pages, a PDF file, 0.8 MB).

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Because this course is offered as a "live" course, you are required to attend the webinar at the scheduled time and date. Please check the Webinar Schedule under course description on our website for scheduled meeting date and time. We will send you an invitation to the webinar through email approximately 24 hours before the webinar (confirmation of the receipt of the invitation is required). The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz. Thank you for your cooperation.

Course Summary

There are a variety of hazards associated with working at a hazardous waste site or emergencies involving hazardous chemicals. This course has discussed these hazards and how to plan for them and protect oneself from them. It meets the OSHA requirements for the 8-hour refresher training required under 29 CFR 1910.120.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

OSHA Website
Current OSHA HAZWOPER Regulations


Before you attend the webinar, you need to print the quiz questions from your browser for your study during the webinar. At the end of the webinar, you need to complete the quiz and submit your answers to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.