Hazmat & Hazwoper Training
Hazmat training is a training prepared for those involved in the handling of dangerous goods or responding to hazardous material spills/leaks or spills/accidents. Employers are obliged by law to train responsible employees in such emergencies that may occur in daily work. HAZMAT training to be given to personnel working in this field and/or responsible for first responders is planned as a minimum of 1 day (8 hours).
The aim of this training is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to recognize and identify the presence of danger, and to ensure that they can protect the health and safety of themselves and others when exposed to harmful effects in their work.
HAZWOPER stands for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, and HAZWOPER training is covered in OSHA standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120. According to OSHA, the HAZWOPER standard applies to five employer groups and their employees and specifically covers any employee who is exposed to hazardous materials and engages in a variety of operations, including the cleaning, processing, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. In addition, workers in the emergency response operation dealing with hazardous waste are included.
Employees and employers covered by the OSHA HAZWOPER standard should receive initial HAZWOPER training, which consists of a 24-hour or 40-hour course. This course is specifically designed for workers involved in cleanup operations, voluntary cleanup operations, emergency response operations, and the storage, disposal or handling of hazardous materials or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, disposal of hazardous chemicals, protection of workers and the environment, and OSHA regulations.
It will be beneficial for workers to attend an 8-hour SUPPORT refresher course each year after the initial training requirement has been met. This refresher course is designed to meet annual training requirements for hazardous waste operations and emergency response workers.
• HAZWOPER 40 hours: Required for workers engaged in activities that release or potentially expose hazardous materials
• HAZVOPER 24 hours: Required for employees visiting an uncontrolled hazardous waste operation commissioned by the government
• HAZWOPER 8 hours: Annual refresher course for general field workers who remove hazardous waste or deal with hazardous materials or health hazards
The purpose of this training is to understand the purpose of OSHA and its role in regulating occupational safety, to identify the measures that can be applied to eliminate the problems and hazards that may exist in your workplace, to identify the hazardous materials in the workplace and possible exposure methods, symptoms and preventive measures, to identify the hazardous materials and to determine the correct Encouraging the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) to process in a way Establishing an effective “Crime Scene Control Program” to limit containment and implementing procedures to treat workers in case of exposure to danger