Completed entirely online. This 32 Hour HAZWOPER online course must be followed up with 8 hours of additional training to reach the 40 hour level.

Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

The OSHA 32 Hour HAZWOPER online course may be your best option if you plan on taking the final 8 hours of hands-on training from your employer or a local training provider to complete your 40 Hour HAZWOPER certification.

In this version of the course, we provide 32 hours of HAZWOPER training outside the classroom. The final 8 hours are completed with a different training provider. In some cases, the trainer that providers the final 8 hours of training does not issue a certificate. Students who have taken the OSHA 32 Hour HAZWOPER training with us may receive a 40 Hour HAZWOPER certificate if they can provide sufficient evidence of having taken the 8-hour hands-on training constituting the final segment of 40 hour HAZWOPER training.

In some cases, when another training provider does not issue a 40-hour certification, we may be able to do so. However, this is only done when students who have taken the 32 hours of online training are able to provide sufficient proof of having taken the hands-on portion.

For those interested in taking a combination of online and hands-on training at one of our training facilities, we also offer an 40 Hour HAZWOPER Hands-on course.

Other options include taking the 40 Hour Hazwoper course entirely online.

Objectives

 

The objectives of this course are to meet the first 32 hours of the required 40 hour level for the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) for General Industry and 1926.65(e)(3)(i) for Construction. This course is also intended to meet any HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations.

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 1926.65(e)(3)(i)

General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers, and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of 40 hours of instruction off the site, and a minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor.

Topics

This course consists of 72 sections group into 10 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Once students complete the online portion, they may complete the 8-hour hands-on classroom portion.

Module Section Course Title
Introduction
1 24 and 40 Hour HAZWOPER Course Overview
Module 1
Legal Issues
2 Module Overview
3 Introduction to OSHA
4 Introduction to HAZWOPER
5 HAZWOPER Training
6 Regulatory Compliance
7 Safety and Health Program
8 Medical Surveillance
Module Exam
Module 2
Toxicology
9 Module Overview
10 Introduction to Toxicology
11 The Importance of Dosage
12 Types of Toxic Substances
13 Toxicological Effects
14 Factors That Influence Toxicity
Module Exam
Module 3
Chemical Hazards
15 Module Overview
16 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
17 Biological Hazards
18 The Hazard Communication
19 Physical and Chemical Properties
20 Introduction to Radiation
Module Exam
Module 4
Physical Hazardss
21 Module Overview
22 Walking and Working Surfaces
23 Fall Prevention and Protection
24 Electrical Hazards
25 Introduction to Confined Spaces
26 Cold Illnesses and Injuries
27 Heat Illnesses and Injuries
28 Heat Illness Prevention
29 Using the Heat Index
30 Other Physical Hazards
Module Exam
Module 5
Basic PPE Overview
31 Module Overview
32 Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment
33 Introduction to Respiratory Protection
34 Introduction to Chemical Protective Clothing
35 Introduction to Monitoring and Detection
36 PPE for the Head, Eyes, Face, and Ears
37 PPE for the Hands and Feet
Module Exam
Module 6
Waste Site Operations
38 Module Overview
39 Site Characterization and Analysis
40 Site Control Tactics and Strategy
41 Job Hazard Analysis
42 Handling Drums and Containers
43 Sampling Methods and Procedures
44 Managing Chemical Spills
45 Introduction to Decontamination
46 Emergency Response
47 Understanding Temporary HAZWOPER Worksites
Module Exam
Module 7
Using Respiratory Protection
48 Module Overview
49 Using Respiratory Protection
50 Types of Respiratory Protection
51 Respirator Selection and Use
52 Respirator Medical Evaluation
53 Respirator Fit Testing
54 Respirator Training Requirements
55 Respirator Maintenance and Care
Module Exam
Module 8
Using Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
56 Module Overview
57 Medical Considerations for Wearing CPC
58 Using Chemical Protective Clothing
59 Chemical Protective Clothing Selection
60 Chemical Protective Clothing Classifications
61 Donning and Doffing CPC
62 Inspection Storage and Maintenance of CPC
63 Decontaminating and Cleaning CPC
Module Exam
Module 9
Using Monitoring and Detection Devices
64 Module Overview
65 Preventing Sparks During Gas Detection
66 Sensor Technology
67 Types of Gas Detection Systems
68 Using Colorimetric Tubes
69 Using Combustible Gas Indicators
70 FIDs and PIDs
71 Other Detection Devices
Module Exam
Module 10
72 Summary and Conclusion

Exams

This course has 9 exams based upon the course's 9 modules. Students are required to complete the exam after completing all course sections. There is no final exam.

The 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.

Additional Training

 

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.

Mobile Version

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).

Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size. The newer the device, the better the result. We are also aware that the course will not work on the first generation iPad, nor older Android Tablets.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

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.

FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

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.


Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

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.


Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

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.


Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

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.