Why HAZWOPER and what else do I need to know?
From ITEP Team
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Presenter: Eric Lindeman, Hazardous Materials Specialist
This video is one of multiple presentations, discussion forums, assignments, and quizzes to be completed as part of the following online course: HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher. Free registration for this online course is available to employees that work for federally-recognized tribes through the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals at http://itep.scholarlms.com/courses/login by creating an account.
This online Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 8-hour training provides refresher training to tribal environmental professionals who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. This HAZWOPER 8-hour refresher meets OSHA’s mandated refresher requirements under 29 CFR 1910.120 for participants who have successfully completed 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER training and have maintained 8-hour refresher training each year since their initial training. It is crucial that employees receive proper prior off-site training and on-the-job training specific to their job duties. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure workers remain competent in activities specific to their job functions and determine if this training meets the needs for annual refresher training. Additionally, participants require site-specific hands on training, this responsibility remains with employers. The employer may determine that hands-on training is unnecessary for a refresher course, however, must assess the employees’ skill level, and ensure that workers remain competent in their current and any newly assigned duties. See OSHA’s HAZWOPER Training Requirements for more information.
This course has been developed in collaboration with highly qualified subject matter experts and an experienced development and delivery team. Online course facilitators are available to answer questions through online discussion forums. This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires a minimum of eight hours of total learning time. CEUs and a certificate of completion are earned by passing the final exam with a 70% or better and completing the following course modules:
· HAZWOPER Regulations, Training Requirements, and Medical Surveillance
· Identifying Site-Specific Hazards
· Health and Safety Plans, Personal Protective Equipment, and Site Control
· Emergency Response