HAZWOPER Training Garden Grove, CA

Certified Training to Prepare You for Hazardous Waste Handling

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed a set of rules known by the acronym HAZWOPER. It is essential that those working with hazardous waste receive this training to ensure that they are equipped for any emergency that may arise.

Understanding HAZWOPER Training

HAZWOPER is an acronym often used for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Rescue. It is essentially a set of health and safety regulations developed by the OSHA to safeguard those working in a hazardous environment. 

The HAZWOPER standard aims to control the actions and behaviors of personnel working for hazardous waste operators and companies offering emergency rescue services. 

As a result, the HAZWOPER requirements empower employees to adopt the appropriate methods for handling, storing, transporting, cleaning up, and disposing of hazardous products they may encounter while performing their duties.

Who Needs HAZWOPER Training?

When your occupation requires working in a dangerous environment, it is important to arm yourself with the proper training. In many cases, this type of training is mandatory. According to the OSHA, if you fall into one of the following categories, you must pursue HAZWOPER training:

  • Emergency response personnel handling hazardous waste emissions
  • Workers involved in the cleanup, storage, or treatment of hazardous waste
  • Any other occupation where dangerous chemicals are involved

If you need help determining whether you fall into one of these categories, feel free to get in touch with us, and we will provide the guidance you need!

What You Can Expect from Your ROI HAZWOPER Training

When you choose ROI Safety Services for your HAZWOPER training, you can expect to learn all you need to know to handle any emergency. Our initial 24- or 40-hour courses provide OSHA-compliant HAZWOPER certification.

We also provide 8-hour refreshers for workers and supervisors or incident commanders.

What Does Our Training Program Cover?

Our courses are designed for emergency response personnel, hazardous waste workers, and supervisors. They cover the following topics: 

  • Confined space training
  • Hazard identification and control
  • Ventilation
  • Basic CPR/first aid, AED, and bloodborne pathogens review
  • Systems and anchors
  • Monitoring instruments
  • Heat illness prevention
  • Tripod and retrieval systems
  • Phases of a rescue operation
  • Patient assessment and evaluation
  • Sked system training
  • Patient packing 
  • Knot lowering and raising

Facts and Statistics About Hazardous Waste That You Need to Know

Every second, as many as 13 tons of toxic waste are produced. That amounts to over 400 million tons annually. Hazardous materials are typically found in agricultural and water purification processes, as well as in laboratories, hospitals, and auto repair shops.

In the United States, there are approximately 8,700 workers employed by over 600 companies that handle and transport hazardous waste.

In 2012, toxic waste incidents cost close to $16 million in property damage and resulted in the evacuation of 22,757 people.

Each day, American workers utilize thousands of hazardous chemicals. Even though many of these substances are considered dangerous, only a small portion is controlled in the workplace. Because of this, workers experience over 190,000 illnesses and 50,000 fatalities per year as a consequence of chemical exposure.