The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response standard, generally known as
HAZWOPER, was required by OSHA to reduce the safety and environmental problems that might
arise from hazardous releases. To protect those who handle hazardous materials and deal with
incidents involving them, this standard was made a legal requirement in 1990.
The employee’s training needs to be tailored to the role they will play in emergency response
situations. HAZWOPER Awareness Training (29 CFR 1910.120) is for first responders.
The basic goal of this training is to teach on-site staff members how to correctly start an emergency
response sequence and alert the appropriate people via a predetermined communication chain.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for general industry.
training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(i) defined by Federal OSHA HAZWOPER for construction sector.
HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA guidelines.
This awareness-level training is relevant to individuals who may respond and act as the first people
to notice the emission of a hazardous material. These responders often work on-site in positions
like lab or warehousing staff.
Upon completion of this training, students will be able to:
Immediate Preventive Measures
Area Protection Techniques