This course does not satisfy field-based or practical competency HAZWOPER training requirements and does not cover job- or site-specific elements of HAZWOPER training required by 29 CFR 1910.120(q).
Employers must cover these required elements through instruction or hands-on training.
Key Learning Objectives
- Safely perform aggressive response actions to stop a hazardous substance release and prevent exposures
- Properly select, use, and care for personal protective equipment (PPE), including respirators, needed for the job
- Describe the Incident Command System (ICS) and the importance of an effective hazardous substance release response
- Who is covered by OSHA’s HAZWOPER regulations?
- Categories of hazardous substance releases
- Identifying health and safety risks
- Recognizing hazard labels (DOT, GHS, NFPA, HMIS)
- How to use Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)
- Selecting, fitting, donning, and doffing PPE and respirators
- PPE maintenance, storage, training, and inspections
- Medical surveillance requirements
- Incident Command System (ICS) organization and responsibilities
- Site monitoring, control, and security
- Decontamination of equipment
- Steps of a typical emergency response scenario