24 Hour HAZWOPER Training

Our course fulfills your requirements for certification under OSHA 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (e) and Cal OSHA regulations for certification to the 24-hour Occasional Site Worker level.

After completion, students will have a complete fundamental understanding of safety and health hazards pertaining to hazardous waste. This includes safe work practices and procedures for hazardous waste operations. Following this 24-Hour HAZWOPER course, students should be able to:


  • Meet the requirements for certification of 29 CFR, Part 1910.120 (e) or other applicable state regulations for certification to the 24-hour Occasional Site Worker level.
  • Understand the various training regulations relating to hazardous materials handling and response. Know which activities can be performed at what level of certification.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the types of hazardous materials and the various hazards and risks associated with them.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the routes of entry for hazardous materials to enter the body.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the health effects that hazardous materials can have on the body.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the terminology used in describing hazardous materials including vapor density, specific gravity, miscibility/solubility, carcinogen, teratogen, mutagen, pH, PPM, TLV, IDLH, flammable/explosive range, combustible, flammable, flash point, and ignition temperature.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the primary identification systems including the Department of Transportation (DOT) system, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 704 system, and Hazardous Materials Information System (HMIS).
  • Understand the need for personal protective equipment when using hazardous materials.
  • Identify the levels of protective clothing used in hazardous waste operations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the need for respiratory equipment and of the advantages and disadvantages to the types of respiratory equipment.
  • Review work practices that can be used to minimize the risks commonly found at waste sites.
  • Review the safe use of engineering controls in the elimination and control of hazards.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of decontamination and of the types of decontamination practices commonly used at waste site activities.
  • List the hazards of confined space operations and the types of procedures to minimize them.
  • Review activities related to containment of spills to minimize their effects on personnel and the environment.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be issued Hawkeye Safety’s “24-Hour Hazardous Waste Worker” Certification. The certificate issued will be for “Level D”. To obtain a “Level C” certificate, you must provide us with a copy of your most recent Fit Test record.

* Upon course completion students will receive OSHA Certificates and wallet cards for the Hazwoper certification.

** Subject to minimum class size requirements. All classes must be paid in advance. Missed and/ or re-scheduled classes with less than 2 weeks notice are non-refundable. Students are placed in a future class.

*** CLASSES with less than 20 students may be rescheduled. All safety classes are payable in advance. Cancellation with less than 2 weeks written notice is non-refundable. Students will be placed in a future class if they cancel or “no show” with less than 2 weeks notice. Minimum class size requirements are subject to change without notice.

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