EMS Continuing Education and Refresher Training (Online)
For Hazmat Technician members of Hazmat Teams, often referred to as Spill Response Teams, or Emergency Response Teams, visit our 24 Hour Hazmat Tech/Level III Responder/Industry Tech course pages — available entirely online, or as a blended online/classroom version.
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This EMS-CE (24 hours) - OSHA 24 Hour Online HAZWOPER course is intended for workers who are not required to take the full OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER course and are not expected to have hands-on HAZWOPER equipment training, we offer an OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER course that can be taken entirely online. While the 24 Hour HAZWOPER course provides a thorough overview of the equipment available to HAZWOPER workers, this portion of the course is less detailed than the 40-hour training.
While this course gives students a thorough overview to the equipment that is available to HAZWOPER workers, it does not cover it in the same detail as the 40-hour training, nor does it require any hands-on training.
Students who have taken the 24 Hour HAZWOPER course can upgrade to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER level by taking an additional 16 hours of training. This is accomplished by taking the 16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade. There is no time limit on when the additional 16 hours of training.
For students who prefer a classroom setting, we also offer a OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Classroom course.
For workers who supervise other HAZWOPER workers, this OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Online course can be taken with the OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) training as a package deal Additional information is available in the Discounts tab.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
There's no need to take the training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume your training where you left when you log in.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or through our Instructor Hotline. You can expect to receive a response within an hour during business hours and are guaranteed a response within 24 hours.
Download, save, or print a certificate after completing your training. If selected during enrollment, your PVC wallet ID, with optional photo, will be mailed within 24 hours.
Take up to six months to complete your EMS-CE (24 hours) - OSHA 24 Hour Online HAZWOPER training.
Follow along as our narrator talks you through the course.
Telephone support is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including holidays.
The objectives of the EMS-CE (24 hours) - OSHA 24 Hour Online HAZWOPER course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii) for general industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(iii) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.
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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the module exams. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.
This course has 6 module exams based upon the 6 modules. Students are required to complete each exam once they complete all the sections within the corresponding module. The intention is that students take the corresponding exam while the information is still fresh. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.
Each exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass each exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
This course consists of 48 sections broken down into 6 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.
|1||24 Hour HAZWOPER Course Overview|
|3||Introduction to OSHA|
|4||Introduction to HAZWOPER|
|7||Safety and Health Program|
|10||Introduction to Toxicology|
|11||The Importance of Dosage|
|12||Types of Toxic Substances|
|14||Factors That Influence Toxicity|
|16||Introduction to Industrial Hygiene|
|18||The Hazard Communication|
|19||Physical and Chemical Properties|
|20||Introduction to Radiation|
|22||Walking and Working Surfaces|
|23||Fall Prevention and Protection|
|25||Introduction to Confined Spaces|
|26||Cold Illnesses and Injuries|
|27||Heat Illnesses and Injuries|
|28||Heat Illness Prevention|
|29||Using the Heat Index|
|30||Other Physical Hazards|
|Basic PPE Overview|
|32||Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment|
|33||Introduction to Respiratory Protection|
|34||Introduction to Chemical Protective Clothing|
|35||Introduction to Monitoring and Detection|
|36||PPE for the Head, Eyes, Face, and Ears|
|37||PPE for the Hands and Feet|
|Waste Site Operations|
|39||Site Characterization and Analysis|
|40||Site Control Tactics and Strategy|
|41||Job Hazard Analysis|
|42||Handling Drums and Containers|
|43||Sampling Methods and Procedures|
|44||Managing Chemical Spills|
|45||Introduction to Decontamination|
|47||Understanding Temporary HAZWOPER Worksites|
|48||Summary and Conclusion|
This OSHA accepted training is brought to you by a team of OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(iii).
This course is approved for 24 Contact Hours of EMS Continuing Education by approved California EMS provider 56-0013.
This OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER course requires annual 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training to keep current and comply with OSHA regulations. Refresher training should be completed within one year of completing this initial training course and every year thereafter.
Students who have taken the 24 Hour HAZWOPER course can upgrade to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER level by taking an additional 16 hours of training. This is accomplished by taking the 16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade. There is no time limit on when students with 24 hours of initial training must take the additional 16 hours of training.
Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Additional training in the use of any personal protective equipment or clothing used as part of emergency response is required and should be provided by your employer.
Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by his or her employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.
The package deals below combine three of our online courses with the OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) course.
|Courses Available for Package Pricing with 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor||Combined Regular Prices||Special Package Price||Total Savings||Enroll|
Online OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER
Online OSHA 8 Hour Supervisor
Online OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER
Online OSHA 8 Hour Supervisor
Online OSHA 8 Hour Refresher
Online OSHA 8 Hour Supervisor
If you do not find your question here, we do have more FAQs
No, students that have taken the 24 Hour HAZWOPER course can upgrade to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER level by taking an additional 16 hours of training. This can be accomplished by taking the 16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade.
There is no specified time limit within the OSHA regulation. However, it is important that students have completed yearly refresher training sessions.
Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
This course will take around 24 hours to complete.
Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
The one-day requirement of direct supervision has nothing to do with the training requirement. This requirement is meant to ensure that newly trained employees are not sent to a work site and left unsupervised but get supervised field experience for at least one day. It is not part of their training period; it is part of their job function period.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.
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With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.
We're excited to announce a selection of courses is now available in HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.
Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.
We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!
Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.
During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. … The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.
Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.
While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.
Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.