About Our HAZWOPER Supervisor Training Program
Who should take HAZWOPER Supervisor Training?
OSHA regulations (29 CFR 1910.120(e)(4) require that on-site management and supervisors directly responsible for, or who supervise employees engaged in, hazardous waste operations, receive 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. This program can help to meet these requirements when given in conjunction with site-specific or on-the job training for supervisors in the field.
Benefits of Technical Safety Institute's HAZWOPER Supervisor Program:
- Concise, real-world information and scenarios with the emphasis on useable knowledge that the supervisor can utilize in the field. This course is designed by professionals to educate the supervisor in safety management, not just enable them to pass a test.
- Easily understood and user-friendly format that the supervisor can sit through in a single day, or take at his or her own pace over a number of weeks.
- Hyperlinks to definitions and acronyms throughout to help eliminate confusion. These allow less explanation of more commonly known terms and ideas so that the more advanced student-supervisor can more quickly move through the pro-gram.
- Real-world 'tips' at the end of each module which are meaningful to the supervisor in his or her present job.
- Practice questions at the end of each module which give immediate feedback to the student-supervisor on his or her understanding of the subject.
- Continuous clock which logs training time and menu which tracks coursework completed.
- An integrated e-mail system that connects each student-supervisor with our qualified instructors who work every day in the industry. Each and every question will be routed to either a Certified Industrial Hygienist or a Certified Safety Professional, depending upon the question's content. A response is usually provided within one business day.
Testing and Issue of Certificates and Wallet Cards:
- After the curriculum has been completed and the student-supervisor answers the practice questions at the end of each module, a final exam will be administered. 80% of the exam questions are taken directly from the study questions at the end of each module. The remaining 20% are taken from information given within the text of the course modules. The student-supervisor must score at least 70% on the final exam to receive a certificate of completion and wallet card.
- Once the supervisor has successfully completed the written exam, he or she will immediately be issued an electronic certificate which can be downloaded. A 'hard-copy' certificate suitable for framing and full-color 'credit-card' quality, custom wallet card will be produced and mailed usually within two business days from successful completion of the exam. Should the student fail the exam, he or she can re-take the exam as soon as desired after a brief review of the subject matter. Each issue of the exam is different.
About Our HAZWOPER Supervisor Training Program
Introduction to OSHA Supervisor Training
This short introduction explains the minimum requirements for HAZWOPER Supervisor training and describes the course content and testing requirements. It also explains why the worker's supervisor is the most influential person on the hazardous waste site with regard to the implementation of the site safety program.
Principles of Safety
This module outlines the fundamental principles of safety that every manager and supervisor should be familiar with including the Domino Theory, multiple causation, unsafe acts and conditions, Heinrich's Accident Pyramid, and the real costs of accidents.
Field Safety Programs
This module reviews field safety programs typically used in the hazardous waste site environment and emphasizes the supervisor's role in each. The module discuses training requirements, site-specific health and safety programs, site orientation, job hazard analysis, work permit programs, hazard communication programs and Qualified and Competent Person requirements. It also analyzes the most often cited OSHA violations on hazardous waste and construction sites.
Written Safety and Health Programs
This module discuses the many OSHA requirements for written programs on hazardous waste sites and how these programs work together to define site requirements and minimize potential hazards. Programs discussed include the site-specific health and safety plan, a comprehensive work plan, training documentation, paperwork requirements of the medical surveillance program, standard operating procedures, hazard communication programs, written respiratory protection programs and more.
Personal Protective Equipment Programs
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is widely used in the hazardous waste environment to supplement engineering and administrative controls. This module identifies the supervisor's responsibilities with regard to personal protective equipment programs and how to make these programs work efficiently and effectively to protect each individual user and the employer .
Respiratory Protection Programs and the HAZWOPER Supervisor
Supervisors play an important role in determining the respiratory protection needs of site workers and the ongoing surveillance of respiratory protection programs and should work closely with the site industrial hygienist to monitor this critical program. These issues are discussed in this module along with an important review of specific types of respiratory protection including the voluntary use of dust masks and the requirements for their use.
Spill Containment Programs
Hazardous material spills at environmental and hazardous waste sites can encompass a wide range of scenarios from simple to highly complex. Emergency response and clean-up procedures should be based upon the chemical properties, toxic characteristics and volume of the potentially spilled materials as well as the location and vulnerability of the sensitive receptors (usually people). This module describes the general responsibilities of hazardous materials response (HAZMAT) teams and the supervisor's responsibilities during releases or potential releases of hazardous substances .
Health Hazard Monitoring
Supervision of site workers in the potentially hostile hazardous waste site environment involves the monitoring of safety practices, environmental conditions and the health status of each employee. This module identifies the general responsibilities of the supervisor with regard to health hazard monitoring including interaction with physicians, industrial hygienists and health physicists, threat recognition, exposure monitoring, biological monitoring, medical surveillance and much more.
Job Hazard Analysis
Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), also called Activity Hazard Analysis (AHA) is used throughout industry as a method to identify hazards before they occur, and to set forth procedural steps to help mitigate the possibility of their occurrence. This module explores the types of activities that would most benefit from job hazard analysis and walks the supervisor through development of JHAs through simple, clearly identified steps .
Hazard Identification and Material Safety Data Sheets
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) and hazard identification signage are important and sometimes critical tools of the hazardous waste supervisor. This module aids the supervisor in the identification and evaluation of potential hazards of substances found or used in the hazardous waste site environment.