HAZWOPER Facility Operations

Course Description:

As a new worker at a hazardous waste site or treatment, storage, and disposal facility, or TSDF, you need to learn about the safety and health risks associated with facility operations. This course provides an overview of the HAZWOPER regulatory standard’s safety requirements for hazardous waste facility operations, the types of potential hazardous exposures, medical surveillance requirements, the practices and procedures to reduce the risk of an incident or exposure to a hazard, the hazard controls deployed to help ensure safety, and the proper use of personal protective equipment, or PPE.

Course Duration: 35 minutes

Why “HAZWOPER Facility Operations” Matters:

Training brings awareness of the safety, environmental, and health threats posed by hazardous wastes at the worksite.

It is important to know where to find additional hazardous waste information and other related materials.

Employees should be familiar with the medical surveillance requirements in force at the worksite and know why they are important.

Completing HAZWOPER training prepares employees to consistently follow the work practices and procedures designed to eliminate or reduce risks of an accident or incident.

Recognizing the engineering controls deployed at the worksite helps ensure safety.

Employees working with hazardous waste should know the importance of, and be prepared to properly use, PPE.

Key Points:

At the completion of this module, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the safety, environmental, and health hazards posed by hazardous wastes and other hazards at the worksite
  • Recall the medical surveillance requirements for hazardous waste site operations
  • Describe the work practices and procedures designed to eliminate or reduce risks of injury or illness
  • Recognize the engineering controls and equipment deployed at the worksite to help ensure safety
  • Explain the appropriate function and use of PPE

XEN150323 / XEN150020