Hazmat Outline 29 CFR 1910.120

Occupational Safety and Health Standards 1920.120 require “employers shall develop and implement a written safety and health program for their employees involved in hazardous waste operations. The program shall be designed to identify, evaluate, and control safety and health hazards, and provide for emergency response for hazardous waste operations”. The written safety and health program for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZMAT) will be developed by employing companies to protect a safe environment for their workers, who are exposed to workplace hazards.

Goals of the Course

This course is crafted to assist employers in writing a site-specific training curriculum, which can be used to meet the training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e); 29 CFR 1910.120(p)(7), (p)(8)(iii); and 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6), (q)(7), and (q)(8) set forth by OSHA

training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.

training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.

HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.

Audience Specified

All workers at the site who are exposed to hazardous materials, health risks, or safety risks, as well as their managers and other site staff (including but not limited to equipment operators and general laborers) will attend this training.

Learning Outcome:

This outline has been designed to shed light on:

24-Hour Hazwoper Course Topics:

Module 1


Module 2

Scope, Application, and Definitions

Module 3

Safety and Health Program

Module 4

Site Characterization and Analysis

Module 5

Site Control

Module 6


Module 7

Medical Surveillance

Module 8

Engineering Controls, Work Practices, and Personal Protective Equipment for
Employee Protection

Module 9


Module 10

Informational Programs

Module 11

Handling Drums and Containers

Module 12


Module 13

Emergency Response by Employees at Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste Sites

Module 14


Module 15

Sanitation at Temporary Workplaces

Module 16

New Technology Programs.


Certain Operations Conducted Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of
1976 (RCRA)

Module 18

Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases

Quiz and Exam Information

Module Quiz

Students are expected to take quiz after every module as a test of their competence. The quiz will
contain short questions from the respective modules.

Examinable Features

Completion time

In order to receive certification, a student must complete
24-hour Hazwoper Course within 6 months after enrollment. After that time period, the student account will expire and a new subscription will be required.
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