Course Details

HAZWOPER 40-Hour Workshop

OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) standard (29 CFR 1910.120) requires that personnel who perform cleanup operations at waste sites—including Superfund sites, RCRA corrective action sites, or even voluntary cleanup sites—receive 40 hours of initial classroom instruction.


Topics covered in this five-day course include:

  • Site characterization
  • Safety and health program requirements
  • How to protect yourself from environmental hazards encountered during site cleanups and emergency response
  • How to safely handle drums and other containers
  • How to manage wastes generated during site cleanups
  • Decontamination
  • Hazards of confined spaces


Group tabletop exercises and hands-on simulations are integrated throughout the course—providing you with opportunities to apply what you have learned.


The course manual, Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response 40-Hour Handbook, is designed to serve as your primary reference during the 40-hour HAZWOPER training course, and be used as reference on the job site. This handbook covers emergency response activities including hazard recognition and spill control and containment. It also covers waste site activities including site characterization, waste sampling and handling, and decontamination. Requirements for personal protective equipment (including respirators) and OSHA-required procedures for confined space entry, lockout/tagout, and medical surveillance are covered in-depth.

ERCWeb - Additional Details
5 days
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
ERCWeb - Date in City
11/11/24 - 11/15/24
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
Environmental Resource Center
101 Center Pointe Drive Cary, North Carolina 27513
Phone: (919) 469-1585