The Other 24 Hour HAZWOPER Courses

This training course should not be confused with the 24 Hour HAZWOPER Course, which is an all too-common mistake in the HAZWOPER arena.

Many consumers (as well as many Training Providers) are not aware that there are actually five 24 Hour HAZWOPER courses required by the OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.120.

These courses are all very different in both who they apply to and the topics that are covered during the training.

What we have found over the past 20+ years is many people who actually are looking for and need 24 Hour Hazmat Technician per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii), in err take the generic 24 Hour HAZWOPER training per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(ii) and 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(iii).

Again, these courses are very different and should not be substituted for each other.

Additionally, many people take the 24 Hour (or 40 Hour) HAZWOPER course, thinking that they are trained to respond to Hazardous Materials Emergencies, which is not the case. IF THIS SCENARIO APPLIES TO YOU, we are offering $100 off this training course if you took your initial 24 Hour (or 40 Hour) HAZWOPER with us, bringing the price down to $125.


24 Hour HAZWOPER Visit Course Page

Regulation(s)

29 CFR 1910.120(e)(ii)  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.

29 CFR 1910.120(e)(iii)  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.

Applies To

  • Clean-up operations required by a governmental body;
  • Corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by RCRA;
  • Voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by governmental bodies as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.

24 Hour HAZWOPER for TSDFs

Regulation(s)

29 CFR 1910.120(p)(7)(i)  The employer shall develop and implement a training program which is part of the employer's safety and health program, for employees exposed to health hazards or hazardous substances at TSD operations to enable the employees to perform their assigned duties and functions in a safe and healthful manner so as not to endanger themselves or other employees.

Applies To

  • Operations involving hazardous waste that are conducted at treatment, storage, disposal (TSD) facilities regulated by 40 CFR Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA; or by agencies under agreement with U.S.E.P.A. to implement RCRA regulations

24 Hour Hazardous Materials Technician Visit Course Page

Regulation(s)

29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii)  Hazardous materials technician. Hazardous materials technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first responder at the operations level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance.

Applies To

  • Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances without regard to the location of the hazard.

24 Hour Hazardous Materials Specialist

Regulation(s)

29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iv)  Hazardous materials specialists are individuals who respond with and provide support to hazardous materials technicians. Their duties parallel those of the hazardous materials technician, however, those duties require a more directed or specific knowledge of the various substances they may be called upon to contain. The hazardous materials specialist would also act as the site liaison with Federal, state, local and other government authorities in regards to site activities.

Applies To

  • Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances without regard to the location of the hazard.

24 Hour Hazardous Materials Incident Commander

Regulation(s)

29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(v)  Incident commanders, who will assume control of the incident scene beyond the first responder awareness level, shall receive at least 24 hours of training equal to the first responder operations level.

Applies To

  • Emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances without regard to the location of the hazard.