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 (Spanish) course 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.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 32 Contact Hours (3.2 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
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).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 32 Contact Hours (3.2 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
This course is two classes combined, one online and one in a classroom environment. The 32-hour online portion consists of 72 sections broken down into 9 modules (see table below). It is recommended that users take each section in sequential order, although this is not required.
This course has 9 module exams based upon the first 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 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.
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.
Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i)
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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe OSHA and the HAZWOPER Regulation and other laws related to the HAZWOPER worker;
- Describe the training requirements for HAZWOPER workers;
- Explain the importance of an effective Health and Safety Program;
- List the components of an effective Medical Surveillance Program;
- Perform site characterization and control by identifying site hazards and implementing steps to minimize these hazards;
- Recognize hazardous substances and research their hazards utilizing various reference sources;
- Understand basic toxicology principles and how they relate to chemical exposure;
- Select and utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the HAZWOPER worker;
- Understand medical considerations of wearing Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC);
- Understand decontamination methods and the principles of decontamination;
- Understand the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances;
- Understand the importance of emergency preparedness;
- Demonstrate an awareness of confined spaces;
- Understand the OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard;
- Perform hazardous substance spill and containment techniques;
- Describe various sampling methods and procedures; and
- Understand the detection and monitoring tools available to the HAZWOPER worker
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.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Training
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Some students prefer to get the 8-hour hands-on training locally through another training provider, or even through their employer. For those students, we offer an Online 32 Hour HAZWOPER course to combine with the hands-on portion. 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 taking the hands-on portion.
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 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 a course, you are 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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