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The OSHA HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR 1910.120) can be tricky to dissect and determine which level your employees need to be trained to. We've made it easy for you - Use our Training Flowchart and discover the best training for you or your employees' duties!
This standard covers employees engaged in waste operation or emergency response of hazardous materials, but the training can be beneficial to any employee with a risk of exposure to safety or health hazards. "HAZWOPER" can be broken down into two parts to better interpret the standard's requirements:
Paragraph (e) covers those involved in clean-up operations required by government agencies and clean-up operations at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Sites that are on the EPA National Priority List (NPL) or a state priority list fall under this category, as well as sites covered by RCRA 1976. These individuals need 24 - 40 hours of hazmat training with additional on-site experience prior to their duties.
Paragraph (q) covers individuals that may encounter, witness, or respond to an uncontrolled hazardous substance release. Any employee on your site may be a witness to incidents involving safety and health hazards. We recommend starting with the "First Responder Awareness Level" for all of your employees and then selecting higher level courses for the individuals whose duties involve responding to the release with the intent of stopping/controlling.
View our Hazmat Course Catalog below for more information on the program topics, regulation compliance, and our upcoming courses in your area.
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