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HAZWOPER - Introduction

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the basic purpose, goals and application of OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Standard, also known as HAZWOPER, as well as the roles and responsibilities required under it
  • Identify the purpose of site characterization, the sources of hazardous waste contaminants and their pathways, release mechanisms, and exposure routes
  • Identify the four steps/phases of the site characterization process
  • Recognize the purposes of, as well as the differences between, a Health and Safety Program and a Health and Safety Plan (HASP)
  • Recognize the key elements that make up the Health and Safety Plan (HASP)

Available in English

30 Minutes

Mobile Ready

In this lesson you will be introduced to OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response Standard, also known as HAZWOPER. Because exposure to hazardous substances poses a wide range of negative health effects, your employer is responsible to protect you from anticipated hazards associated with response and recovery operations for hazardous substances. This is the first lesson of an eight-hour refresher HAZWOPER training curriculum.

Course Outline
  • HAZWOPER Basics
  • Site Characterization
  • Health and Safety Program and Health and Safety Plan
Regulations
  • 1910.120 - Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
  • SafetySmart Compliance, Hazwoper & Emergency Response, Feb, 2012
  • Chemical Processing, Risk Assessment: Evaluating HAZWOPER Training Requirements, Dec. 2002