Tribal Waste and Response

2022 HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher

Description

This Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 8-hour online course provides refresher training tribal environmental professionals who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. This HAZWOPER 8-hour refresher meets OSHA’s mandated refresher requirements under 29 CFR 1910.120 for participants who have successfully completed 24-hour or 40-hour HAZWOPER training and have maintained 8-hour refresher training each year since their initial training. It is crucial that employees receive proper prior off-site training and on-the-job training specific to their job duties. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure workers remain competent in activities specific to their job functions and determine if this training meets the needs for annual refresher trainingAdditionally, participants require site-specific hands on training, this responsibility remains with employers. The employer may determine that hands-on training is unnecessary for a refresher course, however, must assess the employees’ skill level, and ensure that workers remain competent in their current and any newly assigned duties. Additionally, employees are strongly encouraged to attend an in-person 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher course when possible. See OSHA's HAZWOPER Training Requirements for more information.    

This course has been developed in collaboration with highly qualified subject matter experts and an experienced development and delivery team. Online course facilitators are available to answer questions through online discussion forums. This online course is equivalent to 0.8 continuing education units (CEUs) and requires a minimum of eight hours of total learning timeCEUs and a certificate of completion are earned by passing the final exam with a 70% or better and completing the following course modules: 

  • HAZWOPER Regulations, Training Requirements, and Medical Surveillance
  • Identifying Site-Specific Hazards 
  • Health and Safety Plans, Personal Protective Equipment, and Site Control 
  • Emergency Response 

 After completing this online refresher course, participants who have successfully completed initial training and maintained annual refresher trainings will be reacquainted with how to: 

  • Locate current OSHA HAZWOPER and Hazard Communication regulations and requirements. 
  • Determine HAZWOPER training and medical surveillance needed for their job duties. 
  • Identify incidents that may be relevant to their job duties. 
  • Locate resources to identify hazardous material markings, labeling, and placards and the hazards they present.  
  • Use the Emergency Response Guidebook to help manage hazardous material incidents. 
  • Use the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards to determine toxicological information and human exposure limits to hazardous substances.
  • Explain the importance of the Health and Safety Plan. 
  • Identify the types and methods of air monitoring. 
  • Identify the four levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) and locate resources for choosing the correct PPE. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of site characterization and emergency response actions.
  • Explain the importance of implementing an Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Recognize characteristics of a work zone and site security measures (work practices to minimize risk from site hazards; proper use of engineering controls and equipment on site). 
  • Locate resources to identify the principles and levels of decontamination needed specific to their work site.  
  • Identify principles and levels of decontamination.

It is the employer's responsibility to ensure workers remain competent in activities specific to their job functions. 

Presenter: 

Eric Lindeman, Hazardous Materials Specialist

Course Content

  • FileClick Here For Online Course Navigation Instructions
  • PageReceiving Your Certificate of Completion
  • ForumQ/A and Comments: HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
  • ForumAnnouncements
  • FileAcronyms
  • URLOSHA Laws & Regulations (see 29 CFR 1910.120)
  • URLEPA Worker Protection (see 40 CFR 311)
  • FileOSHA HAZWOPER Training Requirements Fact Sheet (2pp)
  • URLOSHA Training Requirements - HAZWOPER Website
  • FileOSHA Training Requirements in OSHA Standards (270pp)
  • URLTraining Marine Oil Spill Response Workers under OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard
  • URLMedical Screening and Surveillance Requirements in OSHA Standards: A Guide
  • URL2020 Emergency Response Guidebook
  • URL2020 ERG Mobile App
  • FileSite Safety Plan Example Form for Level D Activities - Provided by Gila River Indian Community
  • FileSite Safety Plan Example Form for Level B and Level C Activities - Provided by Gila River Indian Community
  • URLOSHA Standards and Documents Related to PPE
  • URLOSHA Training Handout - Employers Must Provide and Pay for PPE
  • URLOSHA's PPE for Emergency Response and Recovery Workers Overview
  • FileSite Control and Decontamination Procedures
  • URLWISER App - Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders
  • URLCAMEO - Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations
  • ForumDiscussion: Introduce Yourself
  • File1.1 Presentation Slides for Video: Why HAZWOPER and what else do I need to know?
  • Page1.1 Video: Why HAZWOPER and what else do I need to know?
  • File1.2 Activity Instructions, OSHA Resources, and Discussion Post Example
  • Forum1.2 Activity and Discussion: Identify Specific Training You Need For Your Job Duties
  • File1.3 Presentation Slides for Video: Lessons Learned
  • Page1.3 Video: Lessons Learned
  • URL1.3 Develop Action Items for Hazard Identification and Assessment Using OSHA’s Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs Website
  • Forum1.4 Discussion: Share an Accident or Near Miss
  • File1.5 Presentation Slides for Video: Introduction to Medical Surveillance
  • Page1.5 Video: Introduction to Medical Surveillance
  • Page1.5 Readings: Medical Surveillance Program
  • Quiz1.6 Quiz: HAZWOPER Regulations, Training Requirements, and Medical Surveillance
  • Page2.1 Activity: Obtaining the Emergency Response Guidebook
  • URLDownload the 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook
  • URLDownload the 2020 ERG Mobile App
  • URL2.2 Learn the basics on how to use the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) by watching PHMSA's Video
  • File2.2 Presentation Slides for Activity: Practice Using the ERG
  • Interactive ContentInteractive Video
  • Interactive Content2.2 Activity: Practice Using the ERG
  • Page2.3 Activity: Obtaining the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
  • File2.4 Handout: Health and Safety Protective Action Levels
  • File2.4 Presentation Slides for Video: Determining Action Levels and Chemical Evaluation Using the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
  • Page2.4 Video: Determining Action Levels and Chemical Evaluation Using the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
  • Forum2.5 Activity and Discussion: Share Common Contaminant Exposure Limits
  • Quiz2.6 Quiz: Identifying Site-Specific Hazards
  • File3.1 Presentation Slides for 3.1 Video: Health and Safety Overview
  • Page3.1 Video: Health and Safety Overview
  • URL3.2 OSHA Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs
  • Forum3.2 Activity and Discussion: Locate a Site-Specific Health and Safety Plan
  • File3.2 Site Safety Plan Example Form for Level D Activities - Provided by Gila River Indian Community
  • File3.2 Site Safety Plan Example Form for Level B and Level C Activities - Provided by Gila River Indian Community
  • File3.3 Presentation Slides for Video: Air Monitoring Basics
  • Page3.3 Video: Air Monitoring Basics
  • File3.4 Presentation Slides for Video: Personal Protective Equipment - Level A, B, C, and D Overview
  • Page3.4 Video: Personal Protective Equipment - Level A, B, C, and D Overview
  • File3.4 Presentation Slides for Video: Examples of Level D PPE
  • Page3.4 Video: Examples of Level D PPE
  • URLOSHA Standards and Documents Related to PPE
  • URLOSHA Training Handout - Employers Must Provide and Pay for PPE
  • URL3.5 Activity: View an OSHA Safety Video
  • Quiz3.6 Quiz: Health and Safety Plans, Air Monitoring, and Personal Protective Equipment
  • File4.1 Presentation Slides for Video: Introduction to Emergency Response - Lessons Learned
  • Page4.1 Video: Introduction to Emergency Response - Lessons Learned from an Environmental Agency Perspective
  • URL*Optional Activity: Sign Up to Receive Spill Notifications
  • File4.2 Presentation Slides for Video: Incident Command System
  • Page4.2 Video: Incident Command System
  • URL4.3 Optional Activity: Register for a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number
  • Page4.4 Activity: Identify the Top Ten Hazards in Your Jurisdiction
  • File4.5 Activity: Site Control and Decontamination Procedures
  • Forum4.5 Discussion: Share Site Control and Decontamination Experiences
  • Quiz4.6 Quiz: Emergency Response
  • AssignmentReflective Writing: HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
  • QuizHAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher Final Exam
  • QuestionnaireCourse Evaluation: HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
  • Custom certificateCertificate of Completion: HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher
  • CertificateCertificate of Completion: HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher