8-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) Training

Prepare for hazardous materials emergencies with our comprehensive HAZWOPER 8 training, equipping you with essential skills for safe response and management. 

  • Satisfies OSHA refresher training requirements
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  • Mobile-friendly course, take at your own pace
  • Valid for one year
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This OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) training is a one-time requirement for workers who supervise HAZWOPER employees. This Supervisor Course should be taken after completing either the initial 40-Hour HAZWOPER training or the 24-Hour HAZWOPER training.  

Supervisors who oversee workers with 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification must have taken initial 40-Hour HAZWOPER training. Supervisors who oversee workers with 24-Hour HAZWOPER certification only need to have taken the initial OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER course.

Certified HAZWOPER Supervisors can refresh their certification by taking either an 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher or an 8-Hour OSHA Supervisor Refresher, but do not need both.

This training CANNOT be used as a substitute for the 24-Hour or 40-Hour HAZWOPER or HAZWOPER Supervisor refresher training requirement.  

This OSHA accepted training is brought to you by a team of OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) for General Industry and 29 CFR 1929.65(e)(4) for Construction. 

Audience

This 8-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) training is a one-time requirement for workers who supervise HAZWOPER employees. This Supervisor Course should be taken after completing either the initial 40-Hour HAZWOPER training or the 24-Hour HAZWOPER training.  

Supervisors who oversee workers with 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification must have taken initial 40-Hour HAZWOPER training. Supervisors who oversee workers with 24-Hour HAZWOPER certification only need to have taken the initial 24-Hour HAZWOPER course. 

Learning Outcomes

The objectives for this course are to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) for General Industry and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(4) 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)(4) AND 29 CFR 1926.65(E)(4)

"Management and supervisor training. On-site management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in, hazardous waste operations shall receive 40 hours initial training, and three days of supervised field experience (the training may be reduced to 24 hours and one day if the only area of their responsibility is employees covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and (e)(3)(iii)) and at least eight additional hours of specialized training at the time of job assignment on such topics as, but not limited to, the employer's safety and health program and the associated employee training program, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, and health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques." 

At the end of this course, students should be able to:  

  • Demonstrate supervision and leadership methods
  • Describe the functions of the many safety programs implemented by employers
  • Outline management's role in the safety and health of employees
  • Recognize the financial benefit of risk management 

Syllabus

ModuleSectionTopic
Course Overview1HAZWOPER Supervisor Course Overview
Module 12Module Overview: Introduction to HAZWOPER Supervision
 3The HAZWOPER Supervisor
 4Laws and Regulations
 5Management's Role in Safety and Health
 6Financial Impact of Risk Management
 2-6Module 1 Exam
Module 27Module Overview: Program Management
 8Safety and Health Program
 9Emergency Response Plan
 10Employee Training Program
 11Medical Surveillance Program
 12PPE Program
 13PPE Selection
 14Spill Containment Program
 15Heat Illness Prevention Plan
 16Permit-Required Confined Space Program
 17Hazard Analysis Methodologies
 7-17Module 2 Exam
Module 318Module Overview: Supervision and Leadership
 19Supervision and Leadership
 20Managing Job Stress
 21Work Schedules and Working ALone
 22Alcohol and Drugs in the Workplace
 18-22Module 3 Exam
 23Summary and Conclusion

Requirements

OSHA expects general hazardous waste site workers who will become supervisors or managers to receive at least 16 hours of training during the year they become a supervisor. This includes 8 hours of management and supervisory training in addition to 8 hours of employee refresher training. HAZWOPER requires supervisors and managers to receive training and supervised field experience that is, at least, equivalent to the level of training their employees have received and to have at least 8 additional hours of specialized training on the topics listed in 1910.120(e)(4). 

When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job. Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program.  

In addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training provided by his or her employer. 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 their employees are trained adequately to do their job. 

Course Facts

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What You Get

Certificate of completion

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Who Should Take the Training?

Managers and supervisors responsible for hazardous waste operations

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Course Format

100% online

Regulations

Standards Covered

29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(4)

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Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go

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FAQs

What is HAZWOPER?

Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) program was created to protect workers at hazardous sites and during hazardous conditions. HAZWOPER generally refers to the act of handling, packaging, storing and transportation of hazardous materials. OSHA designed these extensive regulations to ensure safety and health when followed correctly. Every one of our courses complies with OSHA regulations. 

Who is covered in OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standard?

HAZWOPER applies to five 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 as specified by 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v): 

  • clean-up operations -- required by a governmental body, whether federal, state, local, or other involving hazardous substances -- that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
  • corrective actions involving clean-up operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA) as amended (42 U.S.C. 6901 et seq.);
  • voluntary clean-up operations at sites recognized by federal, state, local, or other governmental body as uncontrolled hazardous waste sites;
  • operations involving hazardous wastes that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities regulated by Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Parts 264 and 265 pursuant to RCRA, or by agencies under agreement with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to implement RCRA regulations; and
  • emergency response operations for releases of, or substantial threats of releases of, hazardous substances regardless of the location of the hazard. 
Which Substances Qualify as Hazardous?

According to OSHA's HAZWOPER standard, hazardous substances include hazardous waste and other substances that can cause adverse effects to your safety and health. More specifically, they include:

  • Substances defined under section 101(14) of CERCLA
  • Biologic and disease-causing agents
  • Hazardous substances the U.S. Department of Transportation lists under 49 CFR 172.101
  • Wastes or combinations of wastes defined in 40 CFR 261.3
  • Substances defined as hazardous wastes in 49 CFR 171.8
  • Additional information about HAZWOPER training requirements are outlined in OSHA Standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120.
Which HAZWOPER course do I take?

You should take a 40-Hour HAZWOPER course if you are at a high risk of prolonged exposure of hazardous waste. High risk jobs may include, but are not limited to, equipment operators, general laborers, supervisors and other on-site management, and general site workers.

The OSHA HAZWOPER 40-Hour online course is specifically designed for workers who are involved in clean-up operations, voluntary clean-up operations, emergency response operations, and storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.  

Take a 24-Hour HAZWOPER if you are only on a hazardous waste site occasionally to do limited tasks and level of hazardous substances does not exceed permissible exposure limits. For example, this can include material technicians and specialists and on-scene incident commanders.

Supervisors who oversee workers with 40-Hour HAZWOPER certification must have taken initial OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER training. Supervisors who oversee workers with 24-Hour HAZWOPER certification only need to have taken the initial OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER course.

The OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) training is a one-time requirement for workers who supervise HAZWOPER employees. This supervisor course should be taken after completing either the initial OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER training or the OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER training.  

8-Hour Refresher training is required annually to maintain knowledge of HAZWOPER safety standards. Workers who have taken 40- or 24-Hour HAZWOPER training must complete their annual training prior to the anniversary of completing their initial 24 or 40 Hours of training. 

Who needs HAZWOPER 8-Hour refresher training?

The 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher course satisfies OSHA's requirement for eight hours of annual HAZWOPER refresher training. This training is designed for workers and managers at uncontrolled hazardous waste operations who previously completed 40-Hour or 24-Hour HAZWOPER training.

8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training must be completed annually prior to the anniversary of completing the 40-Hour or 24-Hour HAZWOPER training.

What if refresher training isn't received in 12 months?

If the date for refresher training has lapsed, the need to repeat initial training must be determined based on the employee's familiarity with safety and health procedures used on site. The employee should take the next available refresher training course. "There should be a record in the employee's file indicating why the training has been delayed and when the training will be completed." 

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This fully narrated course is built for success and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the module exams. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed. Interactions, exercises, and knowledge checks are also provided to aid the learning experience. Students must answer each knowledge check and complete each interaction in order to proceed. Knowledge checks and interactions are intended to help prepare students for the module exams.  

AdvanceOnline’s easy-to-use online environment affords you the flexibility and convenience to complete the course anytime, anywhere.  Upon successful completion of this OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) course, you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion which you can download and print immediately.  

Each student must fulfill the following requirements to earn a Certificate of Completion for the OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) course:  

  • Adhere to the Honor Code to complete the training yourself Complete all required course laboratory exercises, you can save your progress as you go  
  • Pass all lesson examinations and the final exam with a score of 70% or better. Participants are given unlimited opportunities to pass the examinations and will receive immediate feedback.  
  • Spend 8+ hours in the training course
  • Complete all training within 3 months (90 days) of the course start date
  • Complete the course survey    

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Washington, D.C.  20210