HAZWOPER Training

per 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65

HAZWOPER stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.  This is an OSHA course which trains workers how to protect themselves, plan, prepare for and manage hazardous materials spills and incidents.

40 Hour HAZWOPER

For supervisors of facility hazmat teams, supervisors of spill cleanups.  iSi’s scheduled classes are more focused toward the Hazmat Technician, Hazmat Specialist and Hazmat Incident Commander levels (section (q) of the standard).  Our custom and onsite classes can be geared more for HAZWOPER Operations level training.

24 Hour HAZWOPER

For facility hazmat team members, that is, those who will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the hazardous substance release.  This training is also for those who are site liaisons with federal/state/local authorities in regards to site activities. iSi’s scheduled classes are more focused toward the Hazmat Technician, Hazmat Specialist and Hazmat Incident Commander levels (section (q) of the standard). Our custom and onsite classes can be geared more for HAZWOPER Operations level training.

Annual Refreshers

Required annual refresher training for members of facility hazmat teams, first responders, hazmat specialists, incident commanders, and supervisors of these persons.  iSi’s scheduled classes are more focused toward the Hazmat Technician, Hazmat Specialist and Hazmat Incident Commander levels (section (q) of the standard).  Our custom and onsite classes can be geared more for HAZWOPER Operations level training.

HAZWOPER Hands-On Activities

iSi’s 24 and 40 Hour HAZWOPER classes have hands-on suit up exercises to give you the opportunity to get familiar with the personal protective equipment needed for response.  Above the students are practicing getting a leaking drum into an overpack drum. In our classes at your site, we can base our activities on your own scenarios and practice using your own equipment.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Which HAZWOPER do I need?

Incidental Spills

If you are a supervisor, specialist or incident commander of an internal hazmat spill response team, you need a minimum of 24 hrs. but our 40 hr. class will give you more information about the management of a spill. If you are a member of an internal hazmat spill response team, 24 hr. training is sufficient.  If your company is not going to use your own people clean up the spill or get in it, but just put out materials to stop the spread, 8 Hr. First Responder Operations Level training is needed.  If your company is just going to call someone and your employees just need to know what to do/what not to do if it happens and who to call, First Responder Awareness training is needed.  iSi can do first responder training for you onsite or online and discuss your site-specific situations in the class.

Uncontrolled Waste Sites and TSDFs

iSi’s training will fall more towards the Hazmat Technician, Hazmat Specialist and Hazmat Incident Commander levels rather than the HAZWOPER Operations Level because it’s more geared to responding to accidental releases rather than cleanups at uncontrolled waste sites.  We can certainly customize an Operations Level class for your uncontrolled RCRA hazardous waste site operations through our onsite training program.  These classes will have different focuses because of the work that is going on and the exposure of your employees.

What's the difference between HAZWOPER and RCRA Hazardous Waste Management?

HAZWOPER is an OSHA requirement that covers protection of workers responding to hazardous materials spills.  RCRA Hazardous Waste Management is an EPA-based requirement that covers proper management of hazardous waste (generation, transportation, treatment, storage or disposal) and its effects on the environment.  So depending on your operations and your job duties, you may need training in one, the other or both.  HAZWOPER training can often satisfy the requirements of EPA’s RCRA hazardous waste regulations to have spill training, but typical RCRA Hazardous Waste Management training will NOT satisfy OSHA HAZWOPER.

What happens if I miss my annual refresher? Will I have to take the full class over again?

Although it’s the best policy to maintain your certification within 12 months, OSHA has been somewhat understanding, especially if you use your HAZWOPER skills on a regular basis. Once you realize you are past due, register for the next available class. If it’s been more than 2 to 3 years, it is up to your employer to decide if you are still qualified. OSHA has guidance on this subject. Go to OSHA’s interpretation letter.

Upcoming Classes

Wichita, Kansas [2022]

40 Hr:
Oct. 24-28; $775
24 Hr:
Oct. 24-26; $675
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Refresher:
IN-PERSON: Nov. 18, Dec. 9;  $250 REGISTER
ONLINE
:  Dec. 15;  $250  REGISTER

Tulsa, Oklahoma [2022]

Refresher (Online):
Dec. 15; $250
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24 and 40 Hr:
Check out our Wichita classes, or Contact Us for Onsite Training Options

Atlanta, Georgia [2022]

Refresher (Online):
Dec. 15; $250
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24 and 40 Hr:
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Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri [2022]

Refresher (Online):
Dec. 15;
$250
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24 and 40 Hr:
Check out our Wichita classes, or Contact Us for Onsite Training Options

Omaha, Nebraska [2022]

Refresher (Online):
Dec. 15; $250
REGISTER

24 and 40 Hr:
Check out our Wichita classes, or Contact Us for Onsite Training Options

Other Class Options

Can’t make it to one of our scheduled classes?  Need training for an entire group?  Check out our custom training options, including onsite, online, video and more!

General Industry Training Requirements

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