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HAZWOPER General Site Worker 8-Hour Refresher

HAZWOPER 8 Hour Refresher

Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017

SafetySkills is happy to announce we launched our HAZWOPER General Site Worker 8-Hour Refresher. This series is broken down into 8 modules that can be taken all at once or spread across multiple sessions.

Introduction to HAZWOPER

Intro to HAZWOPER

Workers and emergency responders who cleanup hazardous waste have a higher rate of exposure to these materials than the average person. OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standard helps protect employees involved with hazardous waste cleanup, disposal, and emergency response. This course is the first in a series of modules designed to meet the annual 8-hour refresher requirements for HAZWOPER general site workers. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify activities covered by HAZWOPER and employee roles, recognize regulatory requirements during hazardous waste cleanup, identify OSHA organizational requirements, and job functions related to site cleanup.

Hazard Recognition

hazwoper Hazard Recognition

General site workers involved in HAZWOPER activities should be involved in categorizing hazard sites from the onset of operations. Being able to recognize the hazards present on a site is an important part of developing the site’s health and safety plan. This course is the second in a series of modules designed to meet the annual 8-hour refresher requirements for HAZWOPER general site workers. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify chemical properties, recognize explosive hazards and recognize gas hazards associated with HAZWOPER operations. They should also be able to recognize flammability hazards, toxic, infectious and radiological hazards, and corrosive and other common hazards that could be present on HAZWOPER sites.

Toxicology and Medical Surveillance

hazwoper Toxicology Medical Surveillance

Toxicology is the study of the interaction between chemicals and biological systems. Toxic chemicals have the ability to cause adverse effects in living organisms. During hazardous waste operations which involve chemicals known or suspected to have some degree of toxicity, it is important to identify the chemicals involved and the toxicity hazards they present, and to determine their acceptable occupational exposure levels. This course is the third in a series of modules designed to meet the annual 8-hour refresher requirements for HAZWOPER general site workers. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify routes of entry and the factors influencing chemical toxicity. Learners should also be able to recognize the types of toxicity hazards, exposure limits and guidelines, and the requirements for medical surveillance.

Site Entry and Reconnaissance

hazwoper Site Entry Reconnaissance
Before general site workers can enter a HAZWOPER site, the site must be properly characterized so the best worker protection methods can be identified and implemented. Characterization is a process which includes pre-entry reconnaissance and continual assessment while on the site. This course is the fourth in a series of modules designed to meet the annual 8-hour refresher requirements for HAZWOPER general site workers. Learners who successfully complete this course should be able to identify the proper approach for preliminary and comprehensive site characterization, and the process for conducting a successful on-site survey.

Personal Protective Equipment

hazwoper Personal Protective Equipment

Many chemicals pose invisible hazards and offer no warning properties. Protective clothing must be worn whenever the wearer faces potential hazards arising from chemical exposure. This course is the fifth in a series of modules designed to meet the annual 8-hour refresher requirements for HAZWOPER general site workers. After completing this course, learners should be able to identify types and levels of protective clothing and their requirements and considerations, as well as procedures for donning and doffing PPE.

Respirators

hazwoper Respirators

Respiratory protection is one of the most important pieces of PPE worn on HAZWOPER sites, and respirator selection is a complex but vital aspect of protecting workers. This course is the sixth in a series of modules designed to meet the annual 8-hour refresher requirements for HAZWOPER general site workers. After completing this course, learners should be able to identify the various types of respiratory protection and the requirements and considerations for respirator choice and service.

Decontamination

hazwoper Decontamination

Every worker and every reusable tool and piece of equipment, including PPE, which is exposed to the contaminants on a HAZWOPER site will need to be thoroughly decontaminated before leaving the site. This course is the seventh in a series of modules designed to meet the annual 8-hour refresher requirements for HAZWOPER general site workers. After completing this course, learners should be able to identify the purpose of and proper protocols for decontamination on a HAZWOPER site.

Exposure Monitoring

HAZWOPER Exposure Monitoring

Environmental contaminants can present a significant threat to human health. Performing monitoring to identify and quantify contaminants can provide useful components for a hazard assessment at a hazardous waste or spill response site. This course is the eighth in a series of modules designed to meet the annual 8-hour refresher requirements for HAZWOPER general site workers. After completing this course, workers should be able to identify hazardous atmostphere classifications and recognize various types of monitoring equipment and how to choose the proper instruments for a site.

 

 

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