OSHA HAZWOPER per 29 CFR 1910.120 & 29 CFR 1926.65
Some students may opt to take the final 8 hours of their 40 Hour HAZWOPER training in the classroom, receiving hands-on training in the use of equipment they may use on the worksite. This OSHA 32 Hour HAZWOPER - Online is for workers that need 40 Hour HAZWOPER training but will receive the final 8 hours of hands-on training from another training provider or through their employer.
In some cases, when another training provider does not issue a 40-hour certification, we may be able to do so. However, this is only done when students who have taken the 32 hours of online training are able to provide sufficient proof of having taken the hands-on portion.
All HAZWOPER training must be refreshed each year.
If you are near one of our training locations, you can opt to take both the online and classroom portions with Safety Unlimited. We offer a 32-hour online/8-hour classroom combo option for 40-hour certification.
Use the link below to view our calendar of scheduled classroom training events.SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS
If you do not see your location in the schedule provided in the link, you can Request a Quote for on-site training at your location. We are always working to add new locations across the United States for students to take the hands-on portion of their training. We do so through an affiliate partnership with other training providers, but are very selective in determining who we partner with in order to ensure we provide the highest quality training.
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 OSHA 32 Hour HAZWOPER - Online 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 for this course are to help meet the first 32 hours of the required 40 hour level for Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) for General Industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) for Construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations.
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.
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
For an easy path to completion and certification, the OSHA 32 Hour HAZWOPER - Online course consists of 32 hours of fully narrated material built in a linear fashion, allowing you to navigate straight through the course without switching pages or searching for the right link or tab to continue.
This course has 9 module exams based upon the 9 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 score of 70% 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 72 sections broken down into 10 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.
|1||32 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|
|Using Respiratory Protection|
|49||Using Respiratory Protection|
|50||Types of Respiratory Protection|
|51||Respirator Selection and Use|
|52||Respirator Medical Evaluation|
|53||Respirator Fit Testing|
|54||Respirator Training Requirements|
|55||Respirator Maintenance and Care|
|Using Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)|
|57||Medical Considerations for Wearing CPC|
|58||Using Chemical Protective Clothing|
|59||Chemical Protective Clothing Selection|
|60||Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications|
|61||Donning and Doffing CPC|
|62||Inspection Storage and Maintenance of CPC|
|63||Decontaminating and Cleaning CPC|
|Using Monitoring and Detection Devices|
|65||Preventing Sparks During Gas Detection|
|67||Types of Gas Detection Systems|
|68||Using Colorimetric Tubes|
|69||Using Combustible Gas Indicators|
|70||FIDs and PIDs|
|71||Other Detection Devices|
|72||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)(iv) and 29 CFR 1929.65(e)(3)(iv).
Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 32 Contact Hours (3.2 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program.
In addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training provided 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.
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If you do not find your question here, we do have more FAQs
Q - Can I take the 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online?
A - The 40 Hour HAZWOPER Course can be taken entirely online, but keep in mind that students will need to be trained on how to use any protective equipment that they need as part of their job prior to using that equipment on any worksite. This is the case whether the student takes the course online or takes the course in a classroom setting.
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 32 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.
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.