Who Should Take This Course?

This OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Online course provides current, state-of-the art training for those needing to meet the 24 Hour HAZWOPER training requirements for OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(iii). This includes workers occasionally on site only for a specific limited task, who are unlikely to be exposed to hazardous substances over the permissible and published exposure limits.

This 24 Hr HAZWOPER training includes course topics such as: hazardous materials recognition; toxicology; site characterization & analysis; PPE; respiratory protection; decontamination; hazardous waste sampling methods; spill management and containment; HAZWOPER emergencies; and much more. The 24 hour HAZWOPER class also provides a thorough overview of the equipment available to HAZWOPER workers, while the HAZWOPER 40 hour training course provides more detailed equipment training. The HAZWOPER 24 Hour training does not require or provide any hands-on training.

Students of the 24 hour course may later upgrade to the 40 hour HAZWOPER level by taking the 16 Hour HAZWOPER Upgrade. There is no time limit for when someone may add the 16 hour course to the initial 24 hour course.

For more information on OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements or the HAZWOPER courses we offer, visit our HAZWOPER Training page or view our Infographic.

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Course Outline

This 24 Hr HAZWOPER training course consists of 6 modules, which include 47 sections that must be completed sequentially. The sections are fully narrated and interactive. Quiz questions within each section help the student retain knowledge that will be needed for the module exams.

Module 1
Section Introduction & Legal Issues
24 Hour HAZWOPER Course Overview
Course objectives | Definitions | Quizzes overview  | What is HAZWOPER? | The HAZWOPER acronym | Occasional and limited task workers |  Other 24 hour HAZWOPER courses |  HAZWOPER equipment and PPE | Upgrading to the 40 hour level.
2 Module Overview
3 Introduction to OSHA
The OSH Act, benefits and applicability | OSHA’s creation, mission and impact | OSHA-approved state programs | Worker rights and responsibilities | Resources | Recordkeeping.
4 Introduction to HAZWOPER  
Does HAZWOPER apply to me? | Federal OSHA HAZWOPER regulation sections | HAZWOPER key terms | Applicability of HAZWOPER regulations | HAZWOPER training regulations.
5 HAZWOPER Training
HAZWOPER training levels: Section (e), (p), and (q) | Types of HAZWOPER training courses |  Supervisor training | HAZWOPER refresher training.
6 Regulatory Compliance
Laws and regulations | Function of the Federal Register | Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) | RCRA, CERCLA, National Priorities List (NPL), SARA | OSHA Regulations | PHMSA.  
7 Safety and Health Program
Safety and Health Program vs. Plan | Elements of a program | Site safety and health plan | Site safety and health supervisor | Training program | SOPs vs. SOGs | Contractors. 
8 Medical Surveillance
Value of medical surveillance | Medical screening vs. medical surveillance | OSHA standards and requirements | Elements of a program | Treatment | Recordkeeping and record access | Program review.
Exam 1
Module 2
Section Toxicology
9 Module Overview 
10 Introduction to Toxicology
Toxicology defined | Toxicology history and terms | Adverse effects of exposure.
11 The Importance of Dosage
What is a dose? | Dosage types | Measurement units for dosage | Factors that influence toxicology | Dose-response | Dose effects on people.
12 Types of Toxic Substances
Toxic substance risks at specific locations and situations| Body parts affected by toxic substances | Specific toxic substances effects.
13 Toxicological Effects
Routes of entry | Local and systemic toxicity | Acute vs. chronic toxicity | Carcinogen exposure | Example effects to organs | Types of toxic chemical interactions. 
14 Factors That Influence Toxicity
Chemical form | Innate chemical activity | Dosage | Route of exposure | Species | Selective toxicity | Age | Gender | Absorption | Metabolism | Distribution in the body | Excretion | Presence of other chemicals. 
Exam 2
Module 3
Section Chemical Hazards
15 Module Overview
16 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
Industrial Hygienist function | Goals of inspection | Worksite analysis and hierarchy of controls | Types of workplace hazards and prevention methods.  
17 Biological Hazards
Biological hazards types and characteristics | Symptoms of exposure | Protection methods | Exposure response.
18 The Hazard Communication
Hazard Communication aligned with GHS | Chemicals not covered by the GHS | HAZCOM program | HAZCOM label and changes | DOT label vs. GHS pictograms | Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
19 Physical and Chemical Properties
States of matter | Phase transitions  | Physical vs. chemical properties | 18 specific properties explained.
20 Introduction to Radiation
Radiation regulations | What is radiation? | Types of radiation | Radiation measurement | Radioactivity | Radiation protection. 
Exam 3
Module 4
Section Physical Hazards
21 Module Overview
22 Walking and Working Surfaces
Industry specific regulations | General industry requirements | Construction vs. general industry | Slips, trips and falls | Types of falls. 
23 Fall Prevention and Protection
Falls in constructions | Falls and HAZWOPER operations |  OSHA requirements | Prevention vs. protection | Controls | Fall hazards | Additional training.
24 Electrical Hazards
OSHA and electrical hazards | OSHA’s general industry and electrical standards | Electricity explained | Working with and around electricity | Electrical shock | Electrocution | Electricity and hazardous materials.
25 Introduction to Confined Spaces
What is a confined space? | Types of confined spaces | Confined spaces training requirements | Confined space rescue. 
26 Cold Illnesses and Injuries
Working in cold environments | Cold stress | Cold-related illnesses and injuries | Symptoms, treatment and recommendations.
27 Heat Illnesses and Injuries
What is heat stress? | Heat stress factors | Types and treatments of heat-related illnesses.
28 Heat Illness Prevention
Heat exposure on the job | HAZWOPER workers and heat exposure | Heat stress and other heat-related injuries | Symptoms, treatment, and first aid. 
29 Using the Heat Index
Humidity | Heat index | Risk levels | Protective measures | Emergency medical services | Planning | Risk levels and HAZWOPER PPE | Prevention. 
30 Other Physical Hazards
Hazardous energy | Lockout Tagout regulations | Ergonomics | MSDs and CPC | Motor vehicle hazards | Power tools and equipment | Fatal four | Competent person.
Exam 4
Module 5
Section Basic PPE Overview
31 Module Overview
32 Introduction to Personal Protective Equipment
What is PPE?| OSHA standards and regulations | Hierarchy of controls  | Hazard assessment | PPE program | Training and retraining | Effective use of PPE | HAZWOPER PPE types.
33 Introduction to Respiratory Protection
Regulatory requirements | Types of respirators | NIOSH certification | Types of NIOSH approved facepiece respirators | Medical evaluation | Fit testing | Training. 
34 Introduction to Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
What is CPC? | CPC protection and hazards | CPC applications | EPA levels of protection | NFPA standards | Chemical breach of CPC | CPC limitations.
35 Introduction to Monitoring and Detection
HAZWOPER PPE | Monitors vs. detectors | Hazards | Monitoring for specific items | Monitoring strategy | Characteristics of monitors and detectors.
36 PPE for the Head, Eyes, Face, and Ears
Head protection | ANSI/ISEA Standards | Hard hat types | Hard hat classes | Proper fit | Hard hat care and use | HAZWOPER worker head protection | Eye and face protection |  PPE selection | Hearing conservation program.
37 PPE for the Hands and Feet
Hand and foot protection | Hand and arm hazards | Types of gloves and protection levels | Common hazards to hands and feet | Types of gloves and selection | Breakthrough time, degradation, and permeation rate | Foot and leg protection | Foot safety | Types of boots and protection.
Exam 5
Module 6
Section Waste Site Operations
38 Module Overview
39 Site Characterization and Analysis
Qualified Person | Information and use | Three phases of site characterization and analysis | Environmental site assessment.  
40 Site Control Tactics and Strategy
Definition and benefits | Preliminary evaluation | Qualified person | Hazard identification | Phases of site characterization | Environmental site assessment | ESA phases and standards | ESAs and HAZWOPER.
41 Job Hazard Analysis
Complete worksite analysis | What is JHA? | Total job analysis | JHA vs JSA vs. AHA | JHA process | Hazard scenarios | Types of hazards | Safe work practices | JHA and HAZWOPER.
42 Handling Drums and Containers
OSHA, EPA and DOT regulations | Handling drums and containers | Moving hazardous materials | Inspection procedures | Container assessment | Types of wastes | Container hazards | Opening drums and containers | Lab packs and HAZWOPER |  Overpacking | Shipping.
43 Sampling Methods and Procedures
Sampling standards | Sampling documentation | Selecting a sampling design | Types of sampling and samples |  Sample analysis | Sample containers | Chain of custody |  Shipping labels and seals | Quality assurance and quality control.
44 Managing Chemical Spills
Spill prevention, control and countermeasures | Types of chemical spills | Chemical spill procedures | Training and equipment | Containment and control | NFPA 472 terms | Containment vs. confinement | Absorption vs. adsorption. 
45 Introduction to Decontamination
Permeation rates | Decontamination plan | Decontamination methods | Decontamination effectiveness.
46 Emergency Response
Emergency response and HAZWOPER | Emergency response program and emergency action plan | Key definitions | Planning requirements | ERP contents | Pre-emergency planning | Personnel roles | Emergency recognition and prevention | Site security and control | Decontamination procedures | Follow-up after emergency | PPE and emergency equipment.
47 Understanding Temporary HAZWOPER Worksites
Hazardous waste site considerations | Types of hazardous waste sites | HAZWOPER training for workers | Recommended practices | Local labor laws and requirements.
Exam 6
Summary & Conclusion

Course Exam

  • This HAZWOPER 24 Hour course includes 6 exams. One exam must be taken after the completion of each of the 6 modules. There is no Final Exam.
  • Each exam consists of 10 questions, which are randomly compiled from a large pool of possible questions.
  • A 70% or better score is needed in order to pass each exam. If a student does not pass, they may re-review information in the modules and sections as necessary, and retake the test as many times as needed in order to pass.

Course Format

This Online course was designed by Certified Outreach Trainers with your safety and learning as our top priority. The course combines all the features needed to maximize learning, retention, engagement and convenience. The 24 Hour HAZWOPER training includes visual text that is fully narrated, as well as interactive quizzes and exercises.

With just a computer and an internet connection, the course is available 24/7 through our state-of-the-art Online Training System. As you complete sections of training, your progress is automatically saved so you can stop and start as needed. Easily fit the course into your busy schedule and take up to 6 months to complete the training. Download the included student manual for a lasting reference of the training content. We are so certain you will be satisfied with your experience, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*. This course is also mobile friendly*.

Once training is completed, your Course Completion Certificate is immediately available in PDF format for you to download, save or print. Within 24 hours of course completion, you will also be mailed a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion.


This OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Online training course was designed by Certified Outreach Trainers and is OSHA accepted. The course meets the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER requirements for 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(iii).

HAZWOPER Certification

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your 24 Hour HAZWOPER Course Completion Certificate which is provided in PDF format. Within 24 hours of course completion, you will also be mailed a PVC credit card style Wallet ID Card with optional photo, showing training course completion.

Course Objectives

The objectives of the OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER training online course are to meet:

  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii) for general industry
  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(iii) for construction
  • HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3)(ii) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(3)(iii):

Workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geophysical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits and published exposure limits shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Understand OSHA and HAZWOPER regulations, as well as other laws impacting  HAZWOPER workers
  • Identify HAZWOPER worker training requirements
  • Understand the importance of a Health and Safety Program
  • Describe an effective Medical Surveillance Program
  • Identify and minimize site hazards through site characterization and control procedures
  • Use reference sources to identify hazardous substances and determine their hazards
  • Understand the principles of basic toxicology related to chemical exposure
  • Select and use the proper HAZWOPER worker personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Recognize the medical considerations in the use of Chemical Protective Clothing (CPC)
  • Identify the principles and methods of decontamination
  • Understand hazardous substance physical and chemical properties
  • Realize the necessity for emergency preparedness
  • Have confined spaces awareness
  • Know the OSHA Hazardous Communication Standard
  • Understand the techniques for used for a hazardous substance spill and containment
  • Identify different sampling methods and procedures
  • Know the detection and monitoring tools for HAZWOPER worker use

Course Options & Pricing

In addition to our 100% online 24 Hour HAZWOPER course, we also offer a package deal for this class when taken with our (Initial) OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Training. This 24 Hour online course may also be taken for EMS Continuing Education credit. A 24 Hour HAZWOPER Classroom option is also available.

The desired course option must be selected at enrollment.

Course Name Reg. Price Sale Price
OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER Online $200 $150
Package Deal – Includes both the Online OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER & Online OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor Initial $250 $175

Additional Training

For OSHA regulation compliance, annual refresher training is required after initial HAZWOPER training.

Please note that this HAZWOPER 24 Hour training course provides valuable hazardous waste operations and emergency response training information which applies to a general population of employees. This course is not meant to replace company-specific or function-specific training provided by your employer on equipment use and procedures for your particular work environment. If a worker is going to use protective equipment or PPE on the job or at hazardous waste sites, they must be trained on proper use of the equipment prior to use. You must be trained by your employer on the hazards, equipment, engineering and administrative controls, safe work practices, policies and procedures and emergency plans specific to your role and workplace.

In ALL situations, employers are required to ensure their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

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Package Deal Special Offer

Package Includes Both Courses Below at a Promotional Price:

Online OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER & Online OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial)

Online 24 Hour HAZWOPER Price Online 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) Price Combined Price Package Deal Price Package Deal Savings
$200 $150 $79.95 $53.57 $279.95 $203.37 $250 $175 $28.37