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EMS-CE - OSHA 24 HOUR HAZWOPER

EMS-CE - OSHA 24-hour HAZWOPER Online

Completed entirely online.

Overview

Who Should Take This Course?

Workers who are only occasionally or unlikely to come into contact with hazardous materials, who do not require OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification, but are still required to take HAZWOPER training, are best served by taking OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER training.

While the OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER course provides students with a thorough overview of the equipment available to a HAZWOPER worker, it does not cover the material in the same detail as 40-hour training, nor does it require any hands-on training.

If you take OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER training and your job changes, requiring you to have 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification, you can upgrade your 24-hour certificate to a 40-hour certificate by taking the 16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade course. There is no time limit on when the additional 16 hours of training must be added to your 24-hour certificate.

Continuing Education

This course is worth 24 hours (2.4 CEUs) of EMS Continuing Education (CE) credits.

Objectives

The objectives of this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii) or 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(iii) for General Industry, and 1926.65(e)(3)(ii) or 1926.65(e)(3)(iii) 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)(ii) and 1926.65(e)(3)(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 shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.

Per 29 CFR 1920.120(e)(3)(iii) and 1926.65(e)(3)(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, shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.

Topics

This course consists of 48 sections grouped into 6 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Module Section Course Title
Introduction
1 24 Hour HAZWOPER Course Overview
Module 1
Legal Issues
2 Module Overview
3 Introduction to OSHA
4 Introduction to HAZWOPER
5 HAZWOPER Training
6 Regulatory Compliance
7 Safety and Health Program
8 Medical Surveillance
Module Exam
Module 2
Toxicology
9 Module Overview
10 Introduction to Toxicology
11 The Importance of Dosage
12 Types of Toxic Substances
13 Toxicological Effects
14 Factors That Influence Toxicity
Module Exam
Module 3
Chemical Hazards
15 Module Overview
16 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
17 Biological Hazards
18 The Hazard Communication
19 Physical and Chemical Properties
20 Introduction to Radiation
Module Exam
Module 4
Physical Hazardss
21 Module Overview
22 Walking and Working Surfaces
23 Fall Prevention and Protection
24 Electrical Hazards
25 Introduction to Confined Spaces
26 Cold Illnesses and Injuries
27 Heat Illnesses and Injuries
28 Heat Illness Prevention
29 Using the Heat Index
30 Other Physical Hazards
Module Exam
Module 5
Basic PPE Overview
31 Module Overview
32 Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment
33 Introduction to Respiratory Protection
34 Introduction to Chemical Protective Clothing
35 Introduction to Monitoring and Detection
36 PPE for the Head, Eyes, Face, and Ears
37 PPE for the Hands and Feet
Module Exam
Module 6
Waste Site Operations
38 Module Overview
39 Site Characterization and Analysis
40 Site Control Tactics and Strategy
41 Job Hazard Analysis
42 Handling Drums and Containers
43 Sampling Methods and Procedures
44 Managing Chemical Spills
45 Introduction to Decontamination
46 Emergency Response
47 Understanding Temporary HAZWOPER Worksites
Module Exam
Conclusion
48 Summary and Conclusion

Exams

This course has 6 exams based upon the course’s 6 modules. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections. 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.

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

Additional Training

Students that have taken the 24 Hour HAZWOPER course can upgrade to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER level by taking an additional 16 hours of training. This can be accomplished by taking the 16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade course. There is no time limit on when these additional 16 hours can be added to the 24-hour certificate.

Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal and State OSHA and EPA 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.

Mobile Version

We’re excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet).

Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Mobile Pros & Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size. The newer the device, the better the result. We are also aware that the course will not work on the first generation iPad, nor older Android Tablets.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.

FAQs

Q – If I have had the 24 Hour HAZWOPER training and want to upgrade to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER, do I need to take the entire training over again?
A – No, students that have taken the 24 Hour HAZWOPER course can upgrade to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER level by taking an additional 16 hours of training. This can be accomplished by taking the 16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade.

Q – How much time do I have after completing the 24 Hour HAZWOPER training before I must upgrade to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER level?
A – There is no specified time limit within the OSHA regulation. However, it is important that students have completed yearly refresher training sessions.

Q – In reference to the requirement for employees to have “a minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor,” per the HAZWOPER regulation, can I do some of my training during that time?
A – The one-day requirement of direct supervision has nothing to do with the training requirement. This requirement is meant to ensure that newly trained employees are not sent to a work site and left unsupervised but get supervised field experience for at least one day. It is not part of their training period; it is part of their job function period.

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.