The HAZWOPER 2023 Refresher (8-Hour) course is an advanced certificate/card-level training designed to provide essential knowledge and training as prescribed by the OSHA standard for hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) in 29 CFR 1910.120.
Nearly all levels of employees engaged in clean-up operations are required to complete eight hours of refresher training annually. This specific training provides current content (2022-2023) and supports a review of basic occupational safety and health principles learned during their initial 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER certification training.
NOTICE – THE FOLLOWING IS NEW FOR 2023:
Improving workplace ventilation during cold weather
Safety issues for warehouse operations
Resources for oil spill emergency response and recovery activities
Additional Hazards: While hazardous chemicals may be the prime focus of HAZWOPER and site remediation, workers also face a variety of additional hazards such as ladder safety, heat illness, identification of subcontractor inspection results, mental health and stress awareness, minimizing tick exposures, and response to hurricanes.
The HAZWOPER 2023 Refresher (8-Hour) course is designed to provide essential knowledge required and prescribed by OSHA’s standard for HAZWOPER. Specific course topics include the following:
Important and relevant HAZWOPER safety and health issues addressed by OSHA and other organizations for 2022-2023
Requirements of the OSHA HAZWOPER standard
Hazardous waste site characterization and control
Training requirements for workers, managers, supervisors, and teachers
Employer Health and Safety (EH&S) programs, including organizational structure, site safety plans, safety meetings and inspections
Medical surveillance programs
Engineering controls, safe work practices and personal protective equipment (PPE)
Site and high-risk employee monitoring
Site decontamination, illumination, and sanitation
New technology programs
Requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) for treatment, storage, and disposal (TS&D) facilities
Hazardous substance release emergencies
Emergency response plans for hazardous waste operations
Respirator basics including usage requirements and major types