HAZWOPER 40 Hour Plus GHS Hazardous Communication


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This course covers 40 hours of instruction required by 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3), OSHA’s Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response training standard. This course is designed for General site workers engaged in hazardous substance removal or other activities which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards. This course is comprised of 24 sections, covering topics pertaining to workplace hazards and is intended for workers participating in Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency response removal who will be required to wear a respirator and are likely to be exposed to Hazardous Substances over PEL (Permissable Exposure Limits). Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion which is accepted by OSHA as documentation of training.
This Package Contains 2 Courses
  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 41
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Audience: Employees exposed to hazardous substances, clean-up, treatment, storage and disposal. Workers involved in an emergency response operation.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Read and understand OSHA regulations and requirements
  • Summarize Site Characterization
  • Understand the principles of toxicology and how they relate to various types of chemical exposures
  • Describe potentially hazardous situations involving corrosives, solvents, oxidizers and reactive chemicals
  • Understand Chemicals and the hazards they present in the workplace
  • Summarize the components of OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard and the steps for any Hazard Communication Program
  • Identify radiation hazards and different types of radiation
  • Identify different types of respiratory equipment
  • Understand Protection Factors
  • Identify the uses for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to choose the correct PPE
  • Understand the characteristics of each work zone
  • List the elements of site security
  • Understand the principles of decontamination as well as levels of decontamination and methods
  • Develop a Medical Surveillance Program and understand its purpose
  • Identify the types and methods of air monitoring
  • Understand confined space permit system; be able to identify the main confined space atmospheric hazards, types of ventilation and gain an overall understanding of medical concerns associated with confined spaces
  • Understand the various considerations in an emergency situation and the importance of training and actions to personal safety and the safety of others

The Following Courses Are Included In This Package:

GHS and OSHA Hazardous Communication


Topics Covered

  • Written Safety and Health Program
  • Site Characterization and Analysis
  • Training Program
  • Medical Surveillance
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Sanitation at Temporary Workplaces
  • Monitoring
  • Handling Drums and Containers
  • Decontamination
  • Emergency Response Plan



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


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This course is created and brought to you by 360training, a leading provider of accredited e-learning courses for working professionals through today’s leading schools, associations, and corporations. 360training’s high-quality e-learning courses assist thousands of working professionals in a wide range of disciplines, helping them to succeed in today’s marketplace, to renew licenses, to acquire certifications, or to prepare for new professions.This course was created by the instructional design staff of 360training in connection with field professionals whose many years of experience in adult educational theory and distance learning technology make the process of certification, compliance, and training as convenience, engaging, and cost-effective as possible.

End of Course Instructions

After successful completion of the course the certificate of completion will be available for download and print from the training homepage.


Quiz Information

Each quiz must be passed with a minimum of 70% to proceed to the next lesson.



The final exam must be passed successfully with 70% or higher in order to receive your certificate of completion.

Additional Information

HAZWOPER 40-Hour Plus GHS Hazardous Communication

What is the 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training?

Before employees may engage in hazardous waste operations, they must complete 40 hours of safety training and undergo 3 days of supervised field experience. 360tranining.com’s 40-hour HAZWOPER course meets the initial training requirements for general site workers who are covered by OSHA’s 1910.120(a)(1)(i-v) and 1926.65(a)(1)(i-v) regulations.

This online HAZWOPER 40-hour training is packed with 24 self-paced modules about the essentials of Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. It features over 30 learning activities—including videos, quizzes, and even an interactive flash game—to improve engagement and recall. The package also includes the most recent updates of the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for Hazard Communication.

Who Should Take This Course?

The eLearning pioneer’s HAZWOPER 40 training is ideal for on-site workers who may be exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous wastes and substances on a regular basis:

  • Workers engaged in cleanup and emergency operations at hazardous waste sites
  • Workers involved in the storage, disposal or treatment of hazardous substances and materials

Supplementary training may be necessary, depending on site-specific hazards and regulations. There are no course prerequisites for this HAZWOPER training. Reach out to local regulatory bodies for complete training guidelines.

What Lies Ahead?

Students must have a minimum score of 70% to pass the quizzes and the final exam. Upon completing the course, employees will receive a training documentation that is recognized by employers and regulatory authorities nationwide. Take the first step towards HAZWOPER safety at 360training.com! Contact us for more information about the HAZWOPER 40-hour training.