HAZWOPER Retraining – [Annual Video Training Kit Intro]


Keeping your employees trained on HAZWOPER operations is important to any hazardous materials cleanup operation.  This HAZWOPER Retraining video will provide an Introduction to your annual HAZWOPER training. It will also keep “safety” at the top of mind for your employees.  Use this training as part of your overall hours requirement for annual refresher training. It is not only an OSHA requirement, but it will also help reduce your rate of injuries and illnesses.

This Annual HAZWOPER Retraining Intro Covers the Following Topics:

  • How does OSHA define hazardous waste and hazardous chemicals? (Substances that pose a “physical hazard” or a “health hazard”)
  • What are some chemicals that OSHA has indicated present a possible physical hazard? 
    • Explosives
    • Oxidizers
    • Reactive chemicals
    • Flammables
    • Combustible liquids
    • Compressed gases
    • Organic peroxides
    • and more
  • What are some substances that can cause health hazards:
    • Irritants
    • Carcinogens
    • Toxic agents
    • Sensitizers
    • Corrosives
  • How does the Department of Transportation or DOT define a hazardous material? (any substance which poses an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported)
  • What indicators can tell us we are dealing with hazardous waste? (Hazard placards, container labels, warning stickers, etc.)
  • What are some non-obvious ways to determine if a substance is a hazardous waste? (Lab analysis of the substance, air monitoring, and more)
  • When did HAZWOPER start, and what agency enacted it? (The EPA passed the RCRA or “Resource Conservation Recovery Act, followed by the 1980 passing of the CERCLA or Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, and finally, OSHA created the HAZWOPER Standard, which went into effect in 1990)
  • What risks do hazardous waste operations pose for employees, and how can hazmat training reduce those risks?
  • What training is required for HAZWOPER certification?
  • How often is HAZWOPER training required? (If you are an employee covered by HAZWOPER, you must have “refresher training” yearly)

HAZWOPER Retraining Introduction Additional Topics Discussed:

  • What are the written plans that HAZWOPER requires?
    • The Site Safety and Health Plan helps identify, evaluate, and control workplace hazards.
    • The Emergency Response Plan provides details on how to handle an emergency situation, including roles, lines of authority, how to communicate, and training for emergencies. It also includes security, first aid protocol, decontamination procedures, hazardous spill, and more.
  • What is involved with a “preliminary evaluation” of the worksite?  (This focuses on those conditions which might be “Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health” or IDLH.
  • What are some examples of IDLH? 
    • Vapor clouds
    • Any danger that is “immediate.”
    • Confined spaces
    • Atmospheres that are flammable or explosive
    • and more
  • What is a site control program, and how does that work?
  • What is a system of controls? (these are items like PPE that might be necessary, engineering controls, etc.)
  • What are the different types of PPE used in a hazmat environment? (Level A, Level B, Level C, and Level D)
  • What are the various processes and procedures for exposure monitoring, decontamination, and medical surveillance?
  • How does air monitoring work, and what are the different tools used to measure an atmosphere’s safety?
  • What are the five levels of training for  HAZWOPER emergency response?
    1. First Responder Awareness Level is for those workers who might encounter a leak or spill
    2. First Responder Operations Level is for those workers who will initially respond to a spill or accidental release
    3. Hazardous Materials Technician training is for those who will fix the point of release of the spill by sealing, patching, or plugging it at the source
    4. Hazardous Materials Specialists receive the same training as the HAZMAT technician but will also receive more specialized training as well
    5. Incident Commander goes through extensive training since they will be the highest level of authority during the accident and clean up
  • and much more….

Providing HAZWOPER Retraining to your staff not only fulfills the OSHA mandate for training, but it can also help prevent accidents and injuries from occurring.  Keeping your employee safe and keeping the government happy are both beneficial goals. This HAZWOPER Retraining is available in English or Spanish and DVD or USB Stick formats.

HAZWOPER Annual Retraining Intro Video Full-Length Preview:

All of our training videos include the following additional resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

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