HAZWOPER

Course Titles and Descriptions

Emergency Action and Fire Prevention (Multimedia)

This online safety training course will teach employees to understand workplace hazards that lead to an emergency and how to respond quickly and efficiently to an emergency situation. Also covered in this training course is how to evacuate an area in an emergency, protect others from fire and other hazards, prevent fires, and respond to fires and spills while at work.

Fire Extinguishers Safe Use and Handling

This online safety training course will teach employees about what causes a fire, what fire extinguishers do, how to use an extinguisher, and different fire suppressant materials that can be used in case of a fire emergency.

Hazard Communication and GHS: What Employees Need to Know

Hazardous chemicals are found in many workplaces, and every day millions of workers face potential exposure. Therefore, it is important to know what chemicals are in your workplace, what hazards they present, and how to limit exposure to those chemicals.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard requires that employees be informed of the hazards associated with the chemicals in their workplace and how to protect themselves from those hazards. This course describes how that information is conveyed to employees.

By the end of the training you will be able to explain the purpose of the HazCom standard; recognize the risks posed by hazardous chemicals in your workplace; explain the purpose and content of safety data sheets (SDSs) and how to access that information; interpret the information on chemical labels; and identify and apply appropriate measures to protect yourself from the chemical hazards in your workplace and respond to emergencies.

Hazardous Materials Spill Cleanup

By the time this session is over, you will be able to understand the importance of spill cleanup; know how to prepare for spills in case they occur; know the procedures of containing and cleaning spills; and understand the importance of monitoring the air before the cleanup process.

Hazardous Waste Introductory Training

This session is about safely and correctly working around hazardous wastes. It covers the basics of hazardous waste management for all workers who handle hazardous wastes.

Hazardous Waste: Emergency Response—Generators and TSDFs

Hazardous waste facility personnel must be able to respond effectively to emergencies to stay in compliance with environmental laws, protect the public, and prevent damage to the environment. This session will focus on emergency response procedures required under U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for personnel at large quantity generators (LQGs) and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs). It also applies to small quantity generators (SQGs), though SQGs are not required to have formal written training programs for their employees.
Personnel will learn the procedures to operate and maintain emergency response and monitoring equipment, shut down automatic waste feed operations, recognize the various alarms systems, respond to fires or explosions, perform emergency shutdowns, and respond to an incident that has the potential to contaminate groundwater. Duration: 23 minutes.

HAZWOPER Facility Operations

By the end of the training session, trainees will be aware of the safety, environmental, and health threats posed by hazardous wastes at the worksite; know where to find additional information about hazardous wastes and other materials; understand the medical surveillance requirements in force at the worksite and know why they are important; understand and be prepared to consistently follow the work practices and procedures designed to eliminate or reduce risks of an accident or incident; recognize the engineering controls deployed at the worksite to help ensure safety; and understand the importance of, and be prepared to properly use, personal protective equipment (PPE).

HAZWOPER—Donning, Doffing, and Decontamination

The main objective of this session is to teach about the process of decontamination. By the time this session is over, you should be able to know how to plan and prepare for the decontamination process, understand andknow the steps of donning personal protective equipment (PPE), understand and know the steps of doffing PPE, and understand methods and procedures of safe decontamination and their importance.

HAZWOPER: First Responder Awareness Level

Trainees will learn to understand their role as a first responder and the company’s emergency response plan; identify hazardous substances and know the risks if they are released or spilled; recognize a hazardous release or spill and potential outcomes; report the spill or release by calling for help, notifying others of the chemical spill or release, and helping coordinate an evacuation. Duration: 19 minutes.

HAZWOPER: Medical Surveillance

The main objective of this session is to inform you about the HAZWOPER medical surveillance program. By the time the session is over, you should be able to identify the purpose of HAZWOPER medical surveillance, understand medical surveillance procedures and your role in the program, and participate effectively in the medical surveillance program to protect your health.

HAZWOPER: On-Site Safety Considerations

By the time the session is over, you should be able to know and use safe work practices; identify physical hazards at your worksite; recognize when your worksite contains unsafe conditions; recognize when you are committing unsafe acts; understand how engineering controls can improve safety; understand OSHA requirements; take measures to prevent accidents and illness by properly protecting yourself; and understand the risks of working in confined spaces. Duration: 33 minutes.

Identifying Hazardous Materials

By the time the session is over, you will be able to understand the terms and definitions of toxicology and explain risks of hazardous materials; be familiar with the different types of hazardous materials and how they are classified; know how to read product labels on containers with hazardous materials and recognize the symbols on placards attached to dangerous goods; understand how safety data sheets (SDSs) and other complementary guides are used to assist in identifying hazardous materials; and know precautionary measures to prevent spills and accidents and be prepared for action if and when they occur.

PPE Training for Emergency Response

Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides a barrier between you and the hazards of your job. The right PPE, properly used and maintained, can protect you from the hazards involved in the emergency response tasks you perform—and it can help ensure that you are able to go home safe and healthy at the end of your shift. But for PPE to protect you properly in emergency situations, you have to know how to select the right equipment for the job, understand its capabilities and limitations, use it properly, and remove it safely. We’ll discuss all these important issues and more in this training session.

Respiratory Protection

Millions of workers wear respirators in workplaces across a wide variety of industries to protect against airborne contaminants and poor oxygen environments. But just wearing a respirator is not enough. Respirator users must know how to properly fit, use, inspect, and maintain their respirators to fully protect against respiratory hazards. This course will help you recognize respiratory hazards in your workplace and show you how to use and maintain respirators to keep yourself safe. By the end of the training, you will be able to identify common respiratory hazards and explain why respirators are necessary to protect against these hazards; describe how a respirator operates and recognize the capabilities and limitations of each type of respirator; safely wear and use your respirator; properly inspect, maintain, and store your respirator; recognize emergency situations and medical symptoms that limit the effective use of respirators; and summarize your employer’s obligations under the Respiratory Protection Standard. This course does not address the requirements for employees who voluntarily use respirators or for interior structural firefighters

Safe Chemical Handling

We use many different chemicals in the workplace. We need them to produce our products and do our jobs. But often these materials can be hazardous to health and safety unless we take proper precautions when handling them. This session will discuss the steps you can take to safely handle the materials you work with so that you can prevent accidents, injuries, and illness.

Understanding Chemical Labels Under GHS

By December 1, 2013, employers must train their employees how to read and interpret the new safety data sheets (SDSs). Many employers will go through a phase-in period where both MSDSs and SDSs will be present in the workplace. This situation is acceptable to OSHA, and employers will not be required to maintain two sets of MSDSs and SDSs for compliance purposes. During the training phase-in period, employers are allowed choose to comply with the HazCom standard for MSDSs; the revised HazCom standard for SDSs; or both.
Chemical labeling is the first step in the process of using chemicals safely. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) chemical labeling requirements are part of its Hazard Communication Standard (HazCom), which is designed to ensure that you can identify and understand hazardous chemical substances in the workplace. HazCom, including chemical labeling, has been aligned with the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This training session focuses on the GHS chemical labels.

Working Safely with Flammable Liquids

The main objective of this session is to help you work more safely with flammable liquids. By the time the session is over, you will be able to recall the basic characteristics of a flammable liquid; identify flammable liquid hazards; describe precautions to safely store, dispense, transfer, and otherwise handle flammable liquids; recognize measures to prevent fires, explosions, and exposures, and explain actions to respond in an emergency involving flammable liquids.