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OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Online

OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER Online

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  • Regulations: OSHA - 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i)
  • Duration: 40 Hours
  • CUE: 4.0
  • Number of Lessons: 80

The AdvanceOnline OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER online course provides in-depth training on how to perform post-emergency response activities and cleanups/remediation at industrial sites, Superfund and RCRA corrective action sites, and voluntary cleanups involving hazardous substances. Training includes hazard recognition, exposure limits and risk evaluation for chemical and general site safety concerns. You will review the technology and methods available to monitor and detect hazardous materials, learn how to control and contain chemical spills, establish a decontamination process, and select and use worker protective equipment, among a wide variety of other subjects.

Students who take this HAZWOPER training entirely online are those workers who will receive follow-up instruction with site-specific equipment training conducted by their employer, or those who require 40-hour HAZWOPER training but will not use any equipment on the work site.

It should be noted that the 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online training does not allow students the practical experience and ability to handle the tools and equipment available to the HAZWOPER worker. On-site, job-specific equipment training provided by the employer is essential to fulfill the HAZWOPER requirement.

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. HAZWOPER 40 Hour is required for employees working on a project consisting of Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Operation mandated by the Government.

This course is intended for all general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards.

This OSHA 40-Hour HAZWOPER course requires annual 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training to keep current and comply with OSHA regulations. Refresher training should be completed within one year of completing this initial training course and every year thereafter.

After taking this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe OSHA and the HAZWOPER Regulation and other laws related to the HAZWOPER worker;
  • Describe the training requirements for HAZWOPER workers;
  • Explain the importance of an effective Health and Safety Program;
  • List the components of an effective Medical Surveillance Program;
  • Perform site characterization and control by identifying site hazards and implementing steps to minimize these hazards;
  • Recognize hazardous substances and research their hazards utilizing various reference sources;
  • Understand basic toxicology principles and how they relate to chemical exposure;
  • Select and utilize proper personal protective equipment (PPE) related to the HAZWOPER worker;
  • Understand medical considerations of wearing Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC);
  • Understand decontamination methods and the principles of decontamination;
  • Understand the physical and chemical properties of hazardous substances;
  • Understand the importance of emergency preparedness;
  • Demonstrate an awareness of confined spaces;
  • Understand the OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard;
  • Perform hazardous substance spill and containment techniques;
  • Describe various sampling methods and procedures; and
  • Understand the detection and monitoring tools available to the HAZWOPER worker.

This course has 9 module exams based upon the first 9 modules. Students are required to complete each exam once they complete all the sections within the corresponding module. The intention is that students take the corresponding exam while the information is still fresh. THERE IS NO FINAL EXAM.

Each exam consists of 10 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass each exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

This course consists of 10 modules broken down into 80 sections. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.

Module Section Section Title
Course Overview
1 40 Hour HAZWOPER Online
Module 1
2 Module Overview - Legal Issues
3 Introduction to OSHA
4 Introduction to HAZWOPER
5 HAZWOPER Training
6 Regulatory Compliance
7 Safety and Health Program
8 Medical Surveillance
Module 1 Exam
Module 2
9 Module Overview - Toxicology
10 Introduction to Toxicology
11 The Importance of Dosage
12 Types of Toxic Substances
13 Toxicological Effects
14 Factors that Influence Toxicity
Module 2 Exam
Module 3
15 Module Overview - Chemical Hazards
16 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
17 Introduction to Biological Hazards
18 Hazard Communication
19 Physical and Chemical Properties
20 Introduction to Radiation
Module 3 Exam
Module 4
21 Module Overview - Physical Hazards
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 4 Exam
Module 5
31 Module Overview - Basic PPE 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 5 Exam
Module 6
38 Module Overview - Waste Site Operations
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 6 Exam
Module 7
48 Module Overview - Using Respiratory Protection
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 7 Exam
Module 8
56 Module Overview - Using Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
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 8 Exam
Module 9
64 Module Overview - Using Monitoring and Detection Devices
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 9 Exam
Module 10
72 Module Overview - Video Equipment Familiarization
73 Respiratory Video Section
74 Level-A Video Section
75 Level-B Video Section
76 CPC Components and Accessories Video Section
77 Monitoring and Detection Video Section
78 Miscellaneous Tools and Equipment Video Section
79 Decontamination
80 40 Hour HAZWOPER Summary and Conclusion


This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams
  • Continuing Education Units.


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AdvanceOnline Solutions is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AdvanceOnline complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AdvanceOnline is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.