Waste Operations & Emergency Response First Responder Annual Refresher
Listed below are the topics generally covered in a HAZWOPER training online course for emergency responders and HAZWOPER 8 hour refresher for general site workers. Click here for training.
compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation, this HAZWOPER 8-hour first responder operations level training is to certify individuals
who will be involved with Hazardous Waste Operations
and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). First responders at the operations level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. They receive HAZWOPER training online and are trained to respond in a defensive fashion without actually trying to stop the release. Their function is to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures. First responders at the operational level shall have received at least eight hours of training. Specifically, here are the regulatory citations from 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 section q.
1910.120(q)(6)(ii)(A) Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques.
1910.120(q)(6)(ii)(B) Know how to select and use proper personal protective equipment provided to the HAZWOPER first responder operational level.
1910.120(q)(6)(ii)(C) An understanding of basic hazardous materials terms.
1910.120(q)(6)(ii)(D) Know how to perform basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available with their unit.
1910.120(q)(6)(ii)(E) Know how to implement basic HAZWOPER decontamination procedures.
1910.120(q)(6)(ii)(F) An understanding of the relevant standard operating procedures and termination procedures.
These topics are generally covered in a typical HAZWOPER training online course. HAZWOPER training online is preferred by many as the best way to acheive HAZWOPER certification.
In contrast to the 8-hour HAZWOPER First Responder training, the 4-hour HAZWOPER First Responder Awareness training is for personnel who will notify appropriate organizations without actually trying to stop the release. Their sole function is to notify organizations or appropriate personnel at their facility of a hazardous material spill or release. First responder awareness level personnel shall have received at least four hours of training. Specifically, here are the regulatory citations from 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910.120 section q.
1910.120(q)(6)(i)(A) An understanding of what hazardous substances are, and the risks associated with them in an incident.
1910.120(q)(6)(i)(B) An understanding of the potential outcomes associated with an emergency created when hazardous substances are present.
1910.120(q)(6)(i)(C) The ability to recognize the presence of hazardous substances in an emergency.
1910.120(q)(6)(i)(D) The ability to identify the hazardous substances, if possible.
1910.120(q)(6)(i)(E) An understanding of the role of the first responder awareness individual in the employer's emergency response plan including site security and control and the U.S. Department of Transportation's Emergency Response Guidebook.
1910.120(q)(6)(i)(F) The ability to realize the need for additional resources, and to make appropriate notifications to the communication center.
HAZWOPER training online course is very comprehensive, we highly recommend that additional
site-specific training be taken for certain hazardous materials that
may be encountered at different sites.
- Module 1 - Overview of Pertinent Environmental Regulations
2 - Hazard Recognition Part 1
3 - Hazard Recognition Part 2
4 - Toxicology Part 1
5 - Toxicology Part 2
6 - Placards and Labeling
7 - Respiratory Protection Part 1
8 - Respiratory Protection Part 2
- Module 9 - Personnel Protective Equipment
- Module 10 - Decontamination Part 1
- Module 11 - Decontamination Part 2
- Module 12 - Work Zones
- Module 13 - Overview of the Incident Command System
- Module 14 - Incident Command System Part 1
- Module 15 - Incident Command System Part 2
- Module 16 - Incident Command Facilities
- Module 17 - Incident Command System Concepts and Principles
- Module 18 - The Facility Emergency Response Plan Part 1
- Module 19 - The Facility Emergency Response Plan Part 2
- Module 20 - Training and Equipping Your HAZMAT Team Part 1
- Module 21 - Training and Equipping Your HAZMAT Team Part 2
- Module 22 - Putting It All Together
- Module 23 - Federal, State and Local Emergency Response Requirements
- Module 24 - Spill and Release Reporting Under Federal Regulations Part 1
- Module 25 - Spill and Release Reporting Under Federal Regulations Part 2
HAZWOPER Annual 8-Hour Refresher (29
In compliance with the Occupational afety and Health Administration
(OSHA) regulation 29 CFR 1910.120, this 8-hour annual training is to
recertify individuals who have already taken the 40-hour or 24-hour
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) training.
The 8-hour annual refresher-training course can be taken on-line while
complying with the OSHA regulations. While this training course is very comprehensive, we highly recommend
that additional site-specific training be taken for certain hazardous
materials that may be encountered at different sites. Course Objectives:
- Describe training and other requirements for Hazardous Waste Operations
and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) workers. Describe various types of hazardous substances. Define toxicity and describe factors that affect it. Describe hazardous substance labeling requirements and standards. Describe factors associated with respiratory protection. Describe various types of and selection criteria for personnel
protective equipment. Describe decontamination guidelines and methods. Describe proper handling of drums and other hazardous waste containers. Recognize results of mixing incompatible chemicals and list examples
of various incompatible chemicals.
- Take the HAZWOPER Certification exam.
Course Outline: A. Describe training and other requirements for Hazardous Waste
Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) workers.
- Introduction Overview of Pertinent Environmental Regulations Access to Medical Records HAZWOPER Standards Confined Space Entry
- Hazard Communication Standard
B. Describe various types of hazardous substances.
- Hazard RecognitionVapor PressureFlashpointpHVapor DensityOxidizers
- Lower/Upper Explosive Limits
C. Define toxicity and describe factors that affect it.
- Toxicology Measurement of Toxicity Types of ExposureRoutes of Exposure Absorption of Toxic Substances Synergism
- Carcinogens, Mutagens, and Teratogens
D. Describe hazardous substance labeling requirements and standards.
- Placards and Labeling NFPA Hazardous Substance Identification
- Department of Transportation Identification System
E. Describe factors associated with respiratory protection.
- Respiratory Protection Using Air Purifying Respirators Measuring Chemical Concentration Determining Canister Service Life Determining the Protection Factor of a Respirator Respirator Fit Test Respirator Approval Recommendations for Using Respirator Canisters
- Supplied-Air Respirators
F. Describe various types of and selection criteria for personnel
- Personnel Protective Equipment Required Equipment List for Levels of Protection Types of personnel Protective Clothing
- Inspection and Maintenance of Protective Clothing
G. Describe decontamination guidelines and methods.
- Decontamination and Work Zones Decontamination PlansDecontamination Guidelines and Procedures Decontamination Methods When Decontamination FailsLaboratory Testing of Contaminated Articles Factors That Affect Permeation of Protective Clothing Substances and Tools for Effective Decontamination Decontamination Tools, Devices, and Equipment
- Work Zones
H. Describe proper handling of drums and other hazardous waste
- Handling Drums and Other Containers Drum Handling Flow Chart Drum Inspection Survey of the Area Planning Purpose of Planning Equipment for Moving Drums Worker Safety Drums That May Contain Explosive or Shock-Sensitive Waste Bulging Drums Drums Containing Packaged Laboratory Waste (Lab Packs) Leaking, Open, and Deteriorated Drums Buried Drums
- Opening Drums
I. Recognize results of mixing incompatible chemicals and list
examples of various incompatible chemicals.
- Results of Mixing Incompatible Chemicals
- Incompatible Hazardous Substances
J. Take the HAZWOPER Certification exam.
- HAZWOPER 8-Hour Annual Refresher Certification Exam
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