Hazwoper 40-Hour Training

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We proudly partner with our OSHA-Authorized partner, Safety Unlimited for OSHA Outreach Training and online courses.

The HAZWOPER training program was developed by OSHA to protect workers at hazardous sites. The extensive regulations ensure workers’ safety and health when understood and followed.

Target Audience

The HAZWOPER 40-hour is required for workers that perform activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances.

Hazwoper 40 training is specifically designed for workers who clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. Course topics include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, the safety of workers and the environment, and OSHA regulations. Course topics cover those included in 29 CFR 1910.120.


Workers need to obtain 24 hours of initial training and one day of supervised field experience before they are allowed to enter the site.

The 40 hours of Hazwoper training are all available online! Meanwhile, trainees can complete the 8 hours of hands-on training with a qualified instructor. Three days of field experience must be under a trained, experienced supervisor is the responsibility of the student’s employer or potential employer.

Trainees must additionally receive hands-on training in the donning, doffing, and use of the Personal Protective Equipment required for their job site(s) in accordance with 29 CFR 1910.120.

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the purpose of OSHA and its role in regulating occupational safety
  • Use Site Characterization to establish problems that may exist in your workplace and measures that can be implemented to eliminate hazards
  • Recognize hazardous materials that exist in the workplace and the potential methods, symptoms, and preventative measures of exposure
  • Advocate the use of Material Safety Datasheets (MSDS) to identify and correctly handle hazardous materials
  • Familiarize yourself with materials, compounds, and mixtures that may present flammable, explosive, chemical, or radiological hazards
  • Emphasize the importance of personal protective equipment in limiting hazardous exposure
  • Establish an effective Site Control Program to limit the risk of exposure to only those working in the hazardous work zone
  • Implement procedures for treating workers in the event of hazardous exposure
Online Course Features

With the Compliance Edge, take the entirety of the Hazwoper training online, at your convenience! All module quizzes require a score of 70 to proceed forward in the course. The final exam also requires a minimum score of 70 to receive a certificate of completion. The final exam may be taken three times if necessary.