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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:
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).
HAZWOPER is designed to reduce the risks of chemical exposure to employees who will be working on an uncontrolled hazardous waste site or a treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF). It is also designed for emergency responders.
More specifically, these employees need HAZWOPER: