SafetyU provides several options for you to complete your OSHA HAZWOPER First Responder Operations or HazMat Technician training and/or annual refresher, allowing you to get the right training for your particular situation and needs. Our OSHA HAZWOPER training courses are OSHA compliant and were designed by Certified Outreach Trainers in order to help you meet Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements. We also customize our curriculum to each client’s specific needs or functions. The courses are designed to help you meet training requirements under Fed-OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and NFPA 472.
For emergency response operations at sites not RCRA licensed, or at uncontrolled hazardous waste site clean-ups, OSHA standards 29 CFR 1910.120(q) & 29 CFR 1926.65(q) require that construction and general industry employees receive proper training prior to engaging in hazardous waste operations and emergency response for hazardous substance releases or substantial threats of release. Each responder level requires annual refresher training.
Initial Training Hours Required
First Responder Awareness Level
Must demonstrate competencies. No specific hours requirement. Annual Refresher training is required.
First Responder Operations Level
8 Hours and must demonstrate competencies. Annual Refresher training is required.
Hazardous Materials Technician
24 Hours “operations level” training and must demonstrate competencies. Annual Refresher training is required.
Hazardous Materials Specialist
24 Hours “technical level” training and must demonstrate competence. Annual Refresher training is required.
On-scene Incident Commander
24 Hours “operations level” training and must demonstrate competency. Annual Refresher training is required.
Please see the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response OSHA Fact Sheetor HAZWOPER standards 29 CFR 1910.120(q) and 29 CFR 1926.65(q) for additional competency and training requirement information.