Who Should Take This Course?

Our online OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Training – Supervisor (Initial) course is designed for supervisors of HAZWOPER employees who need to meet the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirement for 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) or 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(4). The course is a one-time requirement which should be completed after taking the initial OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER training (for supervisors of 40 Hour workers) or the OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER training (for supervisors of 24 Hour workers).

There are package deals available for this OSHA 8 Hour Supervisor training when taken with any of the following courses:

Trained Supervisors need to take the OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher or an OSHA 8 Hour Supervisor Refresher in order meet the OSHA refresher training requirement. This Initial Supervisor course cannot be used as a substitute for refresher training. More information on this topic is available through our HAZWOPER training requirement Infographic or the OSHA Website.

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

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Course Outline

This online HAZWOPER Supervisor training course consists of 3 modules, which include 19 sections that must be completed sequentially through our premier Online Training System (OTS). 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 Title
1 The HAZWOPER Supervisor
Management and supervisor training | Prerequisite training | Refresher training | HAZWOPER supervisor knowledge | Field experience | On-the-job training. 
2 Laws and Regulations
Compliance evaluation | Legal interpretations | Compliance options | Penalties. 
3 Management’s Role in Safety and Health
Management and leadership | Actions | Safety health policy | Visible leadership | Employee involvement  | Accountability | Program evaluation.
4 Financial Impacts of Risk Management
Investing in safety and health | Injury and illness costs | Direct vs. indirect costs | Benefits of a safety  and health program.
Exam 1
Module 2
Section Title
5 Safety and Health Program
Requirements | HAZWOPER specific elements | Hazard identification and assessment | Hazard prevention and control | Information and training | Evaluation of program effectiveness | Multi-employer workplaces. 
6 Emergency Response Plan
Emergency plan definition, contents and characteristics | Employee training | When to initiate the emergency response plan.
7 Employee Training Program
Determining training needs, goals and objectives | Developing learning activities | Conducting the training | Evaluating program effectiveness | Improving the program | Identifying and training employees at risk. 
8 Medical Surveillance Program
Elements and need for medical surveillance program | Kinds of medical examinations | Treatment | Recordkeeping. 
9 Personal Protective Clothing Program
The need for PPE | Contents of a PPE Program | Determining PPE needs | Choosing the right PPE | Maintenance and replacement of PPE | Employer and employee responsibilities.
10 Personal Protective Clothing Selection
Eye and face protection | Head protection | Foot and leg protection | Hand and arm protection | Body protection | Hearing protection | Respiratory protection. 
11 Spill Containment Program
Purpose and format of a spill containment program | Preventative spill containment | Responsive spill containment. 
12 Heat Stress Program
Causes of heat stress | Elements of a heat stress program | Preventing heat stress | Responding to heat-related illness.
13 Confined Space Program
Confined space definition | Elements of a confined space program | Controlling hazards | Contract employees | Entry permits | Worker training | Assigned duties | Emergencies.
14 Hazard Analysis Methodologies
Needs and benefits of hazard analysis | Hazard analysis methodologies | Job hazard analysis (JHA) | What-if checklist | Hazard and operability study (HAZOP) | Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA) | Fault tree analysis | Resources for other hazard evaluation procedures. 
Exam 2
Module 3
Section Title
15 Supervision and Leadership
Leadership terms defined: Manager, management, and supervisor | Hiring and firing | Budgeting | Responsibilities | The effective supervisor | Technical knowledge, experience and skills. 
16 Job Stress
What is job stress? | Causes | Health impacts | Stress management | Organizational change | Developing a stress prevention program.
17 Work Schedules and Working Alone
Consequences of overworking employees | Benefits of good schedules | Scheduling methods to prevent accidents | Working alone, precautions, and questions to ask. 
18 Drug-free Workplace
Drug free workplace policy and guidelines | Crisis situations | Performance problems | Intervention and referral | Protecting confidentiality | Enabling and other supervisor traps.
19 Summary and Conclusion
Supervisor training requirements | Supervisor responsibilities | Program goals | Program formatting.
Exam 3

Course Exam

  • This course includes 3 exams. One exam must be taken after the completion of each of the 3 modules.
  • Each exam consists of 20 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

Designed by Certified Outreach Trainers, this HAZWOPER supervisor training online course includes up-to-date, high quality training created with your safety and learning as our top priority. The course features interactive training modules, which combine full narration and visual elements for maximum retention. A downloadable course manual is provided for taking notes during the training and as a resource for reference after the course is completed.

The course is completed entirely online using a computer with an internet connection and is available 24/7. For your convenience, it can be completed over time through our state-of-the-art Online Training System (OTS), and your progress will be saved to the last section completed. Students are given 6 months to complete the course after enrollment. We are so certain you will be satisfied with your experience, that we offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee*.

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your 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.


This OSHA Supervisor training course was designed by Certified Outreach Trainers and is OSHA accepted. The course meets the Federal OSHA HAZWOPER requirements 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) and 29 CFR 1929.65(e)(4).

HAZWOPER Certification

Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save or print your 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 8 Hour Supervisor training online course are to meet:

  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) for General Industry
  • Federal OSHA HAZWOPER training requirements of 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(4) for Construction.
  • HAZWOPER training requirements for EPA and State OSHA regulations

Per 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) and 29 CFR 1926.65(e)(4):

Management and supervisor training. On-site management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in, hazardous waste operations shall receive 40 hours initial training, and three days of supervised field experience (the training may be reduced to 24 hours and one day if the only area of their responsibility is employees covered by paragraphs (e)(3)(ii) and (e)(3)(iii)) and at least eight additional hours of specialized training at the time of job assignment on such topics as, but not limited to, the employer’s safety and health program and the associated employee training program, personal protective equipment program, spill containment program, and health hazard monitoring procedure and techniques.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Perform procedures for supervision and leadership of HAZWOPER workers
  • Describe the purpose of safety programs
  • Understand the role of management in the safety and health of employees
  • Discuss the financial impacts of risk management
  • Understand topics presented per the course outline, as it relates to supervision of HAZWOPER workers

Additional Training

During the year a general hazardous waste site worker will be become a supervisor, OSHA expects 8 hours of management and supervisory training as well as 8 hours of employee refresher training. HAZWOPER requires supervisors to receive training and supervised field experience equivalent to the level of their employees and at least 8 additional hours of specialized training as described in 1910.120(e)(4).

Please note that this OSHA HAZWOPER training course provides valuable hazardous waste operations and emergency response training information which applies to a general population of workers. 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, 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 Options Include Two Courses at a Promotional Price:

Online OSHA 40 Hour HAZWOPER &
Online OSHA 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial)

Online 40 Hour HAZWOPER Price Online 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) Price Combined Price Package Deal Price Package Deal Savings
$350 $234.50 $79.95 $53.57 $429.95 $288.07 $400 $268 $20.07


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


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

Online 8 Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Price Online 8 Hour HAZWOPER Supervisor (Initial) Price Combined Price Package Deal Price Package Deal Savings
$44.95 $79.95 $53.57 $124.90 $98.52 $100 $75 $23.52