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Health & Safety Eight-Hour Training Refresher

Category: Health and Safety

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This course is only available to U.S. EPA employees who have completed the ERTP Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) course formerly known as Health and Safety - 40 Hour course, formerly known as the Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations course, or an equivalent 40-hour course.

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Course Description:

This course provides the basic information needed to meet the annual refresher requirements in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) for workers at hazardous waste sites who have already completed their initial 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training. Specifically, this course provides the refresher training for workers who perform hazardous waste site operations that are subject to the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 (a) through (p).

After completing this refresher training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify and use regulatory guidance to develop health and safety plans and standard operating procedures to protect workers involved in hazardous waste operations on Superfund sites.
  • Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment and air reading instruments.
  • Discuss medical surveillance requirements and identify and evaluate health hazards and exposure guidance for hazardous substances.
  • Identify decontamination procedures and discuss safe drum handling techniques.