The 40-hour HAZWOPER course covers OSHA's Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) regulations. In addition, the course meets the OSHA regulation 29 CFR Part 1910.120 criteria, which states that personnel must undergo HAZWOPER training before beginning work at an uncontrolled hazardous waste operation.

HAZWOPER training prepares cleaning and emergency response personnel to work safely in various hazardous-substance circumstances. This course addresses policies, strategies, and procedures for reducing the risk of injury and sickness at work due to hazardous exposures.




Who requires OSHA's HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training?


Workers who conduct activities that expose or may expose them to hazardous substances must complete the HAZWOPER 40-hour course.




Workers involved in clean-up operations, volunteer clean-up activities, emergency response operations, and the storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous chemicals or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites should take this course.


The topics covered include protection against hazardous chemicals, removal of dangerous substances, worker and environmental safety, and OSHA standards. The subjects covered in this course are those found in 29 CFR 1910.120.


Please note that the 40-hour Hazwoper course requires 8 hours of hands-on training, which a registered instructor can conduct. The student's current or potential employer is responsible for the three days of field experience under the supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.


What will you learn from 40-Hour HAZWOPER Online Training?


The students will be able to do the following at the end of this course:


  • Understand OSHA's mission and role in regulating workplace safety.


  • Use Characterization to identify potential problems in your workplace and preventative measures that can be taken.


Determine the presence of hazardous compounds in the workplace and exposure techniques, symptoms, and prevention actions.


  • To detect and correctly handle hazardous products, encourage the use of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).


  • Get to know the materials, compounds, and mixtures that could be combustible, explosive, chemically reactive, or radioactive.


  • To limit hazardous exposure, emphasize the need to wear personal protective equipment.


  • To restrict the risk of exposure to only those working in the hazardous work zone, establish an effective Site Control Program.


  • Implement protocols for treating workers who have been exposed to dangerous substances.


The 40-hour HAZWOPER course is the first level of training required for high-risk workers. If they will be: HAZWOPER 40 is required.




  • Working with and cleaning up dangerous items regularly


  • Involved in hazardous substance storage and treatment


  • Hazardous waste exposure at or above Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)


  • Working in a situation that necessitates the use of a respirator and other protective equipment for more than 30 days each year





What is the duration of a 40 Hour HAZWOPER card?


You must take an 8-hour refresher course every year to renew your HAZWOPER 40 card. The anniversary of your issue date is the deadline.


What is the total number of lessons in the HAZWOPER 40 course?


There are 24 lessons in our HAZWOPER 40 course. In addition, you'll take a quiz at the end of each session to help you prepare for the final exam.


The following are some of the lessons:


  • Introduction
  • SDS and labels
  • Overview of the Law
  • Characterization of the Location
  • Toxicology
  • Identifying Potential Hazards
  • Chemical Hazards Awareness
  • Dangers of Radiation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Respiratory Protection


Control of the Site


  • Decontamination
  • Surveillance Medical
  • Air Quality Monitoring
  • Restricted Areas
  • Procedures in Case of an Emergency
  • Safe Work Practices for Material Sampling
  • Personal Excavations for Sampling
  • Protection Against Fire
  • An Overview of Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Controlling and Complying with Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens: Hepatitis B
  • OSHA Standards for Bloodborne Pathogens: Revisions and Additions


What Is the Process of Taking Online Training?


You can complete all of our online HAZWOPER courses from the comfort of your own home. Not only do our courses permit you to meet requirements from the comfort of your home, but they are also self-paced, meaning you may finish them anytime within a year of purchasing them.




Is On-Site Training Still Required?


Yes. Initial training can only be completed partially online, according to OSHA.


This course must be supplemented with the following:


  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) practice with respirators and full protective gear under supervision.


  • Site-specific training familiarizes you with the protocols unique to your responsibilities and company.


  • Three (3) full days of fieldwork under direct supervision. The preceding lessons must be taught apart from supervised fieldwork.


What Happens If I Need a Course Refund?


If you are unhappy with your purchase and would like a refund, please contact us within 72 hours of purchase. The following are the eligibility prerequisites:


  • Your transaction was made within the previous 72 hours of your refund request.


  • You have yet to attempt any tests or exam sections.


  • A certificate of completion has been requested or issued.


Benefits of OSHA's 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training


Workplace safety training and instruction should be available to all employees. Our HAZWOPER course is meant to be convenient, effective, and adaptable for all students.




The following are some of the course's benefits:


  • You will undoubtedly succeed.


  • OSHA-approved training with questions answered by a course trainer.


  • Interactive exercises and audio narration.


  • Case studies from real-life situations.


  • Fact sheets and tools for final exam preparation can be downloaded or printed.


  • OSHA regulations can be found here.


  • All you need is internet access to train anywhere and at any time.


Within the course, students can call or text OSHA Advisors, who may answer training issues via email, call, and text message. You'll usually get a response within a few hours or less.