Who Should Take This Course?
Hazardous Materials Technicians are emergency responders who are trained to approach the point of a hazardous material spill or release, while using personal protective equipment (PPE), in order to stop or control the hazardous substance. HAZMAT Technicians perform advance control, containment, and confinement operations and use decontamination procedures.
This HAZMAT Technician Training Refresher (8 Hours) is designed to help workers refresh their Hazardous Materials Technician level training previously completed per 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(iii). Students of this 8 Hour HAZMAT Technician training are able to choose between three versions of the course, in order to select the training topics most applicable to their job.
The HAZMAT Technician training requirements are found in 29 CFR 1910.120(q). These requirements should not be confused with the requirements in 29 CFR 1910.120(e), which requires those trained to the 40 Hour HAZWOPER and 24 Hour HAZWOPER levels to complete OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher training annually.
Per the HAZMAT Technician HAZWOPER training requirement 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(8)(i):
Those employees who are trained in accordance with paragraph (q)(6) of this section shall receive annual refresher training of sufficient content and duration to maintain their competencies.
HAZMAT Technician Refresher – Additional Options
We also offer a 4 Hour HAZMAT Technician Training Refresher course option which allows students to choose from among three different versions in order to receive the training material most applicable to their job. As an alternative to 4 or 8 hour annual refresher training, some employers prefer to have their employees take a 4 Hour Refresher course every six months or every three months in order to meet their own training goals and/or shorten the time between refresher training sessions.
For more information on OSHA HAZMAT Technician training requirements or the HAZMAT Tech courses we offer, visit our HAZMAT Technician Training page.