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8 HOUR HAZWOPER

8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Initial

The initial HAZWOPER supervisor training course

Course Overview

The OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) training is a one-time requirement for those who supervise HAZWOPER employees.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4)

Management and supervisor training. On-site management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in, hazardous waste operations shall receive 40 hours initial training, and three days of supervised field experience (the training may be reduced to 24 hours and one day if the only area of their responsibility is employees covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and (e)(3)(iii)) and at least eight additional hours of specialized training at the time of job assignment on such topics as, but not limited to, the employer’s safety and health program and the associated employee training program, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, and health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques.

This training CANNOT be used as a substitute for the refresher training requirement. Click here to see what OSHA says about that.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) for general industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(4) for construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for the EPA and State OSHA regulations.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4)

Management and supervisor training. On-site management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in, hazardous waste operations shall receive 40 hours initial training, and three days of supervised field experience (the training may be reduced to 24 hours and one day if the only area of their responsibility is employees covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and (e)(3)(iii)) and at least eight additional hours of specialized training at the time of job assignment on such topics as, but not limited to, the employer’s safety and health program and the associated employee training program, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, and health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques.

Course Topics

This course consists of 19 sections broken down into 3 modules. It is recommended that users take each section in sequential order, although this is not required.

Module Section Title
Module 1 1 The HAZWOPER Supervisor
2 Laws and Regulations
3 Management’s Role in Safety and Health
4 Financial Impacts of Risk Management
Module 2 5 Safety and Health Program
6 Emergency Response Plan
7 Employee Training Program
8 Medical Surveillance Program
9 Personal Protective Equipment Program
10 Personal Protective Equipment Selection
11 Spill Containment Program
12 Heat Stress Program
13 Confined Space Program
14 Hazard Analysis Methodologies
Module 3 15 Supervision and Leadership
16 Job Stress
17 Work Schedules and Working Alone
18 Drug-free Workplace
19 Summary and Conclusion

Course Exams

This course has 3 module exams. It is recommended that once a student completes a module, they take the corresponding exam while the information is still fresh.

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.

If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

This course is designed to help workers meet the OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) requirement.

This training CANNOT be used as a substitute for the refresher training requirement. Click here to see what OSHA says about that.

OSHA expects a general hazardous waste site worker who will become a supervisor or manager to receive at least 16 hours of training during the year they become a supervisor. This includes 8 hours of management and supervisory training in addition to 8 hours of employee refresher training. HAZWOPER requires supervisors and managers be given training and supervised field experience that is, at least, equivilant to the level of training their employees have received, and to have at least 8 additional hours of specialized training on the topics listed in 1910.120(e)(4).

Also, workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company’s training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. 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.

FAQs

Q – Can I use my one-time 8 Hour Initial HAZWOPER Supervisor training course as my refresher training for that year?
A – No, OSHA expects a general hazardous waste site worker will become a supervisor or manager to receive at least 16 hours of training during the year they become a supervisor. This includes 8 hours of management and supervisory training in addition to 8 hours of employee refresher training. HAZWOPER requires supervisors and managers to be given training and supervised field experience that is, at least, equivalent to the level of training their employees have received, and to have at least 8 additional hours of specialized training on the topics listed in 1910.120(e)(4).

Q – How long will this course take to complete?
A – Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. 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.

Q – Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?
A – 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.

Q – Can I take the course from more than one computer?
A – 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.

Q – Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A – 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 Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.

Q – Will I receive a wallet ID card?
A – In addition to the PDF certificate, this course also comes with the option to purchase a laminated wallet ID card for $5.00. This card will be mailed from our main office in southern California. Wallet ID cards are created and mailed either the same or next business day, depending on what time the course is completed. Please allow for appropriate mail time, as this may vary by location.