This course provides the basic information needed to meet the annual refresher requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) for workers at hazardous waste sites who have already completed their initial 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training. Specifically, this course provides the refresher training for workers who perform hazardous waste site operations that are subject to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (a) through (p).
After completing this refresher course, participants will be able to:
Identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances.
Identify concepts, principles, and guidelines to properly protect site or response personnel.
Discuss regulations and action levels to ensure health and safety of the workers.
Discuss fundamentals needed to develop organizational structure and standard operating procedures.
Comprehend respiratory program requirements and the selection and use of respiratory protection equipment and chemically protective clothing. Combined these are known as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
29 CFR 1910.120 Select Regulation Descriptions:
1910.120(e)(3)(i) 40-Hour course for General Site Worker
General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.
1910.120(e)(3)(ii) 24-Hour course for occasional site workers
Workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
1910.120(e)(3)(iii) 24-Hour course for regular workers on fully characterized sites
Workers regularly on site who work in areas which have been monitored and fully characterized indicating that exposures are under permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits where respirators are not necessary, and the characterization indicates that there are no health hazards or the possibility of an emergency developing, shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.
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Unless otherwise specified, THIS COURSE, AND OTHER ERTP COURSES, IS NOT OPEN TO CONSULTANTS, CONTRACTORS, OR ANY PRIVATE ENTITIES.
*This course is offered free of charge to all registrants who are confirmed to attend.*
IMPORTANT NOTICES – Applicable to all ERTP courses :
ERTP’s receipt of a Trainex course registration is a Registration Request, it is not a Guaranteed Enrollment in the Course. All ERTP training courses require applicant registration thru the Trainex system. Last minute course arrivals without prior ERTP Trainex course registration approval is not permitted. Before ERTP issues final approval to deliver any course and/or any EPA offices incurring expenses for the training event (including but not limited to EPA staff travel TA’s and/or ERTP training contractor expenses incurred), all EPA mandatory pre-approvals must all be met. The pre-approvals include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Training location’s availability;
• COVID status and/or other COVID Guidelines in effect for the location, as well as staff;
• Agency limitations, scrutiny, and approvals of ‘Conference Spending Requirements (known as the “5170”)’ for the specific training course(s) scheduled delivery timeframe;
• Weather (blizzard, hurricane, etc);
• Contractual number of available course training slots;
• EPA training location staff having priority registration over all other registrations; and/or
• Hosting site Training Coordinator approval.
In the event a course is subsequently postponed or canceled, or notification of registration cancellation is received, all EPA travel arrangements (airline/car rental/hotel) should be canceled in a timely manner. Registered students will receive a notification via email if/when a course is postponed and/or cancelled.
For in-person course deliveries, confirmed course registered participants must abide by all facility physical access requirements for the location (examples: check-in at the security gate, Federal ID, Government PIV/CAC cards, photo id’s, etc.). If applicable for the course or location, restrictions may apply to non-citizens and acceptable identification may be required for facility entry.
EPA Region 9/San Francisco course: U.S. EPA Region 9 staff have priority registration preference for this course
This course is presented in an online virtual instructor-led platform to address the course training needs consistent with the COVID-19 March 15, 2020 OMB guidance (OMB M-20-15) issued for the National Capital Region and updated information provided.
This class is scheduled from 8AM to 5PM Pacific Time Zone on June 8, 2022. Class participation details will be provided to Trainex enrolled/registered participants for this course through receipt of a separate Outlook calendar event invitation.
Class participation details:
Trainex website registrations- All course enrollment registrations for this course will occur at Trainex.org.
Receipt of Outlook calendar event email- Upon ERTP’s receipt of the participants Trainex.org site class registration, the participant will receive an Outlook calendar email from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Together completion of items 1) and 2) above completes the course registration process. It is the course participants responsibility to carefully review the initial calendar invite received and follow directions provided, as well as monitor incoming updated Outlook calendar event emails that identify changes or updated information for the course logistics, participant requirements, and/or other information. For registered participants only, training participation instructions will be provided thru receipt of emailed Outlook calendar event updates several days prior to the course start date.
Full attendance, participations in interactive quizzes and polls, and answering 75% of the test questions are required to receive the course completion certificate.