HAZWOPER Safety Training

Hazardous Materials Safety Training at the Technician, Operations, and Awareness Level

HAZWOPER 40 Hour Safety ClassesT/C Risk Management Services offers hazardous materials training to ensure our clients are fully prepared to not only respond to but prevent a chemical release event from potentially shutting down their operations. Our hazardous materials safety training course provides multiple advantages to all levels of employees who store, package, transfer, transport, or clean-up hazardous materials within their workplace.

The use of hazardous materials within our society has gone parabolic within the last twenty years making the likelihood of our customers’ employees witnessing an unscheduled release of these materials highly likely. HAZWOPER training is covered under OSHA standard 29 CFR Part 1910.120. The actual HAZWOPER directives are managed by two federal regulatory entities: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) whose focus is upon safety in the workplace and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whose focus is upon safety related to the public and the environment. The EPA has adopted the OSHA HAZWOPER standard exactly.

OSHA’s HAZWOPER Exposure Groups

The HAZWOPER standard from OSHA applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees who are exposed to hazardous substances and who may be engaged in a variety of operations. These groups include:

  1. Cleanup operations of hazardous substances conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites required by a governmental body (federal, state, local, or other)
  2. Corrective actions involving cleanup operations at sites covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  3. Operations involving hazardous waste conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities regulated under RCRA
  4. Operations that generate hazardous waste but are not TSD facilities
  5. Emergency response operations involving releases of, or substantial threats of releases of hazardous substances, without regard to the location of the hazards

HAZMAT Safety Training

HAZWOPER OSHA Class in WisconsinT/C Risk’s HAZMAT safety courses cover a lot of information about hazardous materials, including clean-up, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste. We recommend our course for any workers who may deal with hazardous waste, either in emergency response operations or by working at waste sites. HAZMAT classes fully train and prepare your employees for remaining safe around hazardous materials.

OSHA defines what constitutes a hazardous substance or situation as follows:

  • High concentrations of harmful, toxic substances
  • Substance is life or injury threatening
  • Imminent Danger to Life and Health (IDLH) environments
  • Environment or substance can cause oxygen deficient atmosphere
  • Condition creates a fire or explosion hazard
  • Dangerous situation requiring immediate evacuation of the area

Initial and Refresher OSHA Courses for Hazardous Waste Handling

OSHA requires HAZWOPER training for all employees and employers who will be handling any types of hazardous material or be put in dangerous situations. HAZMAT certification courses are generally 24- or 40-hours total. T/C Risk has HAZMAT courses for new employees.

In addition to initial certification, OSHA requires annual refresher courses for HAZWOPER. As the T/C Risk experts about meeting annual recertification requirements. These classes are generally 8-hours long.

Contact TC Risk Management to schedule OSHA HAZWOPER training and certification for your employees.