5 HAZWOPER Training Questions
When it comes to HAZWOPER Training It is critical that trainees have hands-on experience through exercises that involve equipment and safe practices within a non-hazardous environment.
Hands on equipment training will ensure that workers have a chance to learn in a practical setting and to determine their mastery of needed skills. It’s your job to see to it this training is administered through the course.
1. Can you recommend an on-line HAZWOPER (8-, 24-, or 40-hour) course?
It’s important to note that OSHA does not recommend or certify any individual trainers or training programs. Prior to exploring any online HAZWOPER training course, consider a couple of important points.
Trainees also need to able to ask questions, another feature the course should provide.
2. I lost my HAZWOPER training certificate? How do I get a replacement?
Unfortunately, OSHA does not hold records of who has HAZWOPER training. However, there are two ways you should be able to receive a replacement certificate.
You may request one from your training instructor or the organization through which you received training. The other way you may receive a copy is through any employer through whom you had training.
3. My former employer refused to give me a copy of my HAZWOPER training certificate? Can he do that?
Put simply, no. HAZWOPER requirements state that written certificates must be given to each person for their 8, 24, or 40-hour training course. Even those who were unable to complete their 1 to 3 days of supervised training are still entitled to a certificate if coursework has been completed according to standards.
4. It has been more than 12 months since I took my initial HAZWOPER (8-, 24-, or 40-hour) training or 8-hour HAZWOPER refresher training? What do I do now?
All employees must stay on top of their OSHA training, but circumstances do arise. If you are in need of refresher training, do your best to attend the next available course. Whether or not you need extensive retraining will be determined based on your unique situation. The goal is for you to preform your duties safely and properly.
5. How can I meet the qualifications for being a trainer for HAZWOPER courses?
Trainers are never approved of or certified by OSHA, but there are training programs for trainers to abide by. Academic credentials and instructional experience are necessary to teach a HAZWOPER training program. Trainers must continue their training to maintain the skills necessary for the course. However, it is ultimately the employer’s responsibility to ensure workers are trained properly to teach HAZWOPER courses.
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