OSHA requires that HAZWOPER Trainers have the necessary experience and/or academic qualifications to conduct training. Listed below are hazwoper requirements. If a site falls under one or more of these conditions, the site is deemed to be a HAZWOPER Site and training must be conducted by qualified HAZWOPER trainers.
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The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) section of the OSHA regulations is the centerpiece of worker protection standards for handling hazardous materials on abandoned waste sites and emergency response scenarios. The major requirements are training for personnel engaged in the handling or use of hazardous substances, a written site-specific health and safety plan, use of personnel protective equipment (PPE) when needed, and development of an emergency response plan. Depending on the job classification, a 40-hour (worker) or at least 24 -hour (supervisor) initial HAZWOPER training must be taken prior to working with hazardous substances. Also, an annual 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher training is required to maintain the initial training certification. The training must train workers and supervisors on a) personnel responsible for safety, b) health and other hazards at the worksite, c) use of PPE, d) minimization of risks to work hazards, e) safe use of engineering controls and equipment at the site, f) medical surveillance requirements, and g) the contents of the site specific health and safety plan. These are the requirements as listed in the OSHA regulations.
HAZWOPER applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances - including hazardous waste - and who are engaged in one of the following operations:
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