HAZWOPER 8hr Refresher Training

Our HAZWOPER training courses comply with OSHA regulations and meet the required training requirements. Receive your intial HAZWOPER certification with the 24 or 40-hour course, or renew your certification with the 8-hour refresher.

HAZWOPER Training Required
The OSHA HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.120) – requires that all workers that are exposed to or handle hazardous materials:

  • Are required take a 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER Training Course; and
  • An 8hr Annual Refresher Course;
  • At a level required by their job function and responsibility; and
  • Before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances.

HAZWOPER Training Course Overview

The 8 hour HAZWOPER online training course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 hours of annual refresher compliance training for workers, managers and supervisors.

This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. Newly updated! Fully interactive training written by industry experts!


Free Supplemental: GHS Hazardous Communication (HAZCom) 1-hr Course
OSHA recently adopted the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for labeling and classification of chemicals. As part of “Employee’s Right to Know,” all employees who may be exposed to hazardous chemicals must receive Hazard Communication Training within 30 days of their hire date. In many states, this training must be repeated on an annual basis.

This supplemental course provides students with training on the changes implemented to the HAZCOM Standard brought about by the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, in accordance with OSHA’s HazCom Regulation: 29 CFR 1910.1200.

Hours: 8 hours + 1 hour GHS Course

Audience: This course is intended for workers, managers and supervisors who participate in hazardous waste operations where they may be exposed to hazardous materials, waste, and/or substances and health hazards.

Enrollment is open to those who have already completed the 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training and need annual refresher training.

Learning Objectives
The course is comprised of nine (9) sections covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include:

  • HAZWOPER Regulations – Recognize and recall OSHA regulations and requirements.
  • Site Characterization – Demonstrate an understanding of Site Characterization.
  • Toxicology – Identify the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures.
  • Hazard Recognition – Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers, and reactive chemicals.
  • Personal Protective Equipment – Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE.
  • Decontamination – Recognize the principles of decontamination methods as well as levels of decontamination.
  • Medical Surveillance – Define a Medical Surveillance Program and its purpose.
  • Confined Space Entry – Recall characteristics of the confined space permit system, such as main confined space atmospheric hazards and types of ventilation. Describe the medical concerns associated with confined spaces.
  • Emergency Procedures – Indicate the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and action for personal safety and the safety of others.

Quizzes, Exam & Course Completion

Module Quizzes
At the end of each module, you will be given a module quiz. You must score at least 70% on each module quiz to move forward in the course.

Final Exam
Once you have successfully completed all of the modules, you must pass a final exam to receive full credit for the course. You must make a score of at least 70% to pass this exam and complete the course.

Course Completion Certificate
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a printable certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.

Industry Terms

  • Clean-up Operation
  • Decontamination
  • Emergency Response
  • Hazardous Materials Response (HAZMAT)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Hazardous Substances as defined in 40 CFR 261.3 and 49 CFR 171.8.
  • Hazardous Waste Operations

HAZWOPER Training Sequence

Understand the sequence of the levels of online training and any additional site-specific training for your HAZWOPER certification:

  • Step 1. Complete either the 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER training course. There are no prerequisites for these courses.
  • Step 2. Perform any additional site-specific training or certification as directed by employer. Additional HAZWOPER training is performed and certified by the trainer and employer.
  • Step 3. HAZWOPER Supervisor Training. This training requires you complete either a 24 hour or 40 hour HAZWOPER course prior to enrolling in a supervisor course.
  • Step 4. HAZWOPER 8 hour Annual Refresher course is required to maintain 40 hour, 24 hour, and Supervisor certifications.

HAZWOPER Training Sequence


Levels of HAZWOPER Training

There are three levels of HAZWOPER training as listed in 29 CFR Part 1910.120. Within these three levels, there are various job functions and training requirements.

Level 1. Emergency Response

  • First Responder Awareness – Initial: Competancy / Annual: Competancy
  • First Responder Operations – Initial: 8hrs / Annual: Competancy
  • HAZMAT Technician – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: Competancy
  • HAZMAT Specialist – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: Competancy
  • Incident Commander – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: Competancy

Level 2. Cleanup of Contaminated Hazardous Waste Sites

  • 40 hour HAZWOPER Site Worker – Initial: 40hrs / Annual: 8hrs
  • 24 hour (Occasional) HAZWOPER Site Worker – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: 8hrs
  • HAZWOPER Supervisor – Initial: 40hrs + 8hrs Supervisor / Annual: 8hrs

Level 3. Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) of Hazardous Waste

  • 24 hour (Occasional) HAZWOPER Site Worker – Initial: 24hrs / Annual: 8hrs

HAZWOPER Training Levels

The OSHA HAZWOPER Standard (29 CFR Part 1910.120) – requires that all employees that are exposed to or handle hazardous materials must take a 24hr or 40hr HAZWOPER Training Course and an 8hr Annual Refresher, at a level required by their job function and responsibility, before they are permitted to engage in hazardous waste operations that could expose them to hazardous substances. On-site, job-specific equipment training provided by the employer is essential to fulfill the HAZWOPER requirement.

Every year after the initial training requirement has been met, workers are required to take an 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher course. This refresher course is designed to meet the annual training requirement for hazardous waste operations and emergency response (HAZWOPER) workers.

Course Summary


HAZWOPER training courses meet latest OSHA requirements and provide compliance as required by 29 CFR Part 1910.120.

  • Nationwide HAZWOPER Training Provider
  • Includes Free GHS HazComm Course
  • Certificate upon completion
  • 24×7 Online Support
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Price: $40.00

24-hour HAZWOPER + GHS
Price: $155.00

40-hour HAZWOPER + GHS
Price: $255.00

HAZWOPER Basics – 2hrs
Price: $20.00

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