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HAZWOPER 8 Training & Certification

What do we offer? Whether you want HAZWOPER 8 certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the HAZWOPER 8 training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.

What are my options for HAZWOPER 8 training?

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It's a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.

Online Training

Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Train the Trainer

Train the trainer courses are online and meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course for no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification.

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Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the HAZWOPER 8 Training Course?

This HAZWOPER course meets the 8-hour refresher safety training requirement. It includes the 2013 updates of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communication, as well as information on hazard recognition; site characterization and monitoring; confined space work; site testing; medical surveillance; toxicology; safe work practices; PPE; decontamination; and emergency procedures.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes checklists for employers to use when administering practical exams as required by OSHA.
Although you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA standards reduction:

  • Encompasses these U.S. Standards
  • 29 CFR 1910.120

  • GHS Hazard Communication Standards

Why do I need HAZWOPER 8 training?

When it comes to refresher training for HAZWOPER, OSHA’s standard is very specific: workers must be re-evaluated every year to ensure they are still competent to work safely around hazardous materials.

The HAZWOPER standard applies to any employees who are exposed to hazardous substances and who are engaged in several operations including clean-up, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste. Furthermore, workers who may be involved in an emergency response operation dealing with hazardous waste should be fully trained in HAZWOPER.

Specifically, OSHA has offered these guidelines about what constitutes a hazardous substance or situation:
• High concentrations of toxic substances.
• Situation that is life or injury threatening.
• Imminent Danger to Life and Health (IDLH) environments.
• Situation that presents an oxygen deficient atmosphere.
• Condition that poses a fire or explosion hazard.
• Situation that required an evacuation of the area.
• A situation that requires immediate attention because of the danger posed to employees in the area.

  • Did You Know?


  • Hazardous material removal is a growing industry; it is projected to grow 17% by 2016. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

  • The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory contains all existing chemical substances manufactured, processed, or imported in the United States that do not qualify for an exemption or exclusion under TSCA. (EPA)

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