USF OSHA to Offer HAZWOPER 24-Hour Training Online

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Hazardous waste and emergency response workers can now take their 24-hour HAZWOPER training online at

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The American Safety Council (ASC) in partnership with the University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center, recently added OSHA 24-hour HAZWOPER training to its online course catalog. USF OSHA offers several OSHA Outreach training and certification courses, as well as the annual 8-hour HAZWOPER Refresher training course.

OSHA 24-hour HAZWOPER training is designed for hazardous waste and emergency response workers who must satisfy their 24-hour HAZWOPER training requirement. OSHA standards under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 (e) require employees to complete appropriate HAZWOPER training prior to entering or beginning work on an uncontrolled hazardous waste operation, such as the Gulf and the recent Kalamazoo river oil spill response.

Other examples of workers who qualify for this online training are Hazardous Materials Technicians, Hazardous Materials Specialists, On-Scene Incident Commanders and new employees. Managers and supervisors can also take the 24-hour course as opposed to the 40-hour course, if they meet certain OSHA requirements.

“The BP oil spill is just one, rather large example of why HAZWOPER training should be made more accessible.” said Bob Proechel, president of the American Safety Council. “We are proud to be able to offer it online to those who need it.”

USF OSHA’s training is 100% online and fully narrated. All lessons include interactive exercise, quizzes and engaging material to help students learn hazard management and hazardous waste regulations as required by OSHA and other federal safety agencies.

Important topics covered in the HAZWOPER training include Detecting Hazardous Waste Materials, Decontamination, Site Emergencies and Toxicology. Upon successful completion of this OSHA accepted 24-hour HAZWOPER course, students will receive a University of South Florida OSHA Training Institute Education Center Program Certificate. The course can be found at

American Safety Council offers online OSHA course coupons on their Facebook page at ASC and its affiliated organizations deliver online traffic school and workplace safety training, governmental services and professional continuing education programs, in association with state and federal regulatory agencies and court systems. For additional information, please contact the American Safety Council at 1-800-292-5080.


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