This course consists of 8 hours of online training and 8 hours of classroom training.
Who Should take this course?
This OSHA 16 Hour HAZWOPER Online is for workers with 24 Hour HAZWOPER training who wish to upgrade to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER training level. This version of the course combines 8 hours of online training with 8 hours of classroom training.
We also offer a 16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade Online course that can be taken entirely online.
If students have taken the 24 Hour HAZWOPER from another training provider, appropriate documentation must be provided before a 40 Hour HAZWOPER certificate is issued.
The classroom portion consists of 8 hours of hands-on training in the use of equipment a HAZWOPER worker may use on the work site. However, additional, employer-provided training is required in the use of any site-specific equipment you may use.
The objectives for this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(iv) for General Industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(iv) for Construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations.
Workers with 24 hours of training who are covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and (e)(3)(iii) of this section, and who become general site workers or who are required to wear respirators, shall have the additional 16 hours and two days of training necessary to total the training specified in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of the HAZWOPER Regulation.
This course consists of 34 sections grouped into 4 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below. This outline comprises the online portion of the course.
|1||16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade Course Overview|
|Module 1 - Using Respiratory Protection|
|3||Using Respiratory Protection|
|4||Types of Respiratory Protection|
|5||Respirator Selection and Use|
|6||Respirator Medical Evaluation|
|7||Respirator Fit Testing|
|8||Respirator Training Requirements|
|9||Respirator Maintenance and Care|
|Module 1 Exam|
|Module 2 - Using Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)|
|11||Medical Considerations for Wearing CPC|
|12||Using Chemical Protective Clothing|
|13||Chemical Protective Clothing Selection|
|14||Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications|
|15||Donning and Doffing CPC|
|16||Inspection, Storage, and Maintenance of CPC|
|17||Decontaminating and Cleaning CPC|
|Module 2 Exam|
|Module 3 - Using Monitoring and Detection Devices|
|19||Preventing Sparks During Gas Detection|
|21||Types of Gas Detection Systems|
|22||Using Colorimetric Tubes|
|23||Using Combustible Gas Indicators|
|24||FIDs and PIDs|
|25||Other Detection Devices|
|Module 3 Exam|
|Module 4 - Video Equipment Familiarization|
|27||Respiratory Video Section|
|28||Level-A Video Section|
|29||Level-B Video Section|
|30||CPC Components and Accessories Video Section|
|31||Monitoring and Detection Video Section|
|32||Miscellaneous Tools and Equipment Video Section|
|34||16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade Summary and Conclusion|
This course has 3 exams based upon the course's first 3 modules. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections. There is no final exam.
Each exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass each exam.
If a student does not pass an exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal and State OSHA and EPA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.
Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.
We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). This course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.
Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.
During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.
Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.
While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.
Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.
Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.
There is no specified time limit within the OSHA regulation. However, it is important that students have completed yearly refresher training sessions.
The three-day requirement of direct supervision has nothing to do with the training requirement. This requirement is meant to ensure that newly trained employees are not sent to a work site and left unsupervised but get supervised field experience for at least three days. It is not part of their training period; it is part of their job function period.
Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.
No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.
Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.
Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.