HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training + GHS Communication

Learn about OSHA regulations for working with hazardous waste, as well as the GHS Hazard Communication Standard.

Includes: Certificate of Completion

Duration: 40 Hour(s) | Language: English | 4.6 (75 Ratings)

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About this Course

What Is 40-Hour HAZWOPER Training?

Before entering or starting work on an uncontrolled hazardous waste operation, you need to learn how to stay safe while handling dangerous chemicals.

Our comprehensive online 40-Hour HAZWOPER course reviews various topics related to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), including site characterization, hazardous chemicals, radiation hazards, and personal protective equipment (PPE), and decontamination methods. 

Additionally, this course teaches you best practices for safely handling and responding to hazardous waste emergencies. Plus, you'll increase your knowledge about OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3) standards.

The training also includes a module that reviews the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) so that you're compliant with OSHA's 2013 updates to the Hazardous Communication Standard.

Who Needs HAZWOPER 40-Hour Training Online?

Our 40-Hour training course is ideal if you are exposed (or potentially exposed) to hazardous waste and substances at work. The training is a must if you're an emergency responder or clean, store, dispose, or treat dangerous materials.

Also, depending on specific safety standards, if you’re involved in hazardous waste operations or emergency response, you may be required to take a 24-Hour or 8-Hour Refresher course.

How do You Get a 40-hour HAZWOPER Certificate?

You achieve Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response certification upon completion of 40-hour HAZWOPER training.

Course Facts


What You Get

Certificate of completion


Who Should Take the Training?

Workers exposed, or potentially exposed, to hazardous waste


Course Format

100% online


Course Access

Courses Available 24/7


Standards Covered

29 CFR 1910.120(e)(3) 


Course Structure

At your own pace, save progress as you go



Support available by email, phone and chat


Course Updates

Content is updated and current

Topics Covered

  • Introduction 
  • Labels and SDS 
  • Regulation Overview 
  • Site Characterization 
  • Toxicology 
  • Hazard Recognition 
  • Hazardous Chemical Awareness 
  • Radiological Hazards 
  • Respiratory Protection 
  • Personal Protective Equipment 
  • Site Control 
  • Decontamination 
  • Medical Surveillance 
  • Air Monitoring 
  • Confined Spaces 
  • Emergency Procedures 
  • Material Sampling 
  • Safe Work Practices 
  • Personal Sampling 
  • Excavations 
  • Fire Protection 
  • Introduction to Bloodborne Pathogens 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: Control and Compliance 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: Understanding Hepatitis B 
  • Bloodborne Pathogens: Revisions and Additions to OSHA Standards 


How Does Taking Online Training Work?

All our online HAZWOPER courses can be taken from the convenience of your home. Not only do our courses allow you to fulfill requirements at home, but they are also self-paced, meaning they can be completed whenever you want within a year of your purchase.

Do I Still Need On-Site Training?

Yes. OSHA is obvious that initial training can’t be handled entirely online. 

Your employer has to supplement this course with the following:

  • Supervised Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) practice with respirators and full protective gear. 
  • Site-specific training to familiarize you with the protocols specific to your duties and employer.
  • Three (3) full days of directly supervised fieldwork. The lessons above MUST be separate from supervised fieldwork. 

Does This Course Cover the New GHS Communication Standards?

Yes. At the beginning of the course, there is a section devoted to 2013 the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) changes to align with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of chemicals (GHS), which is the universal approach to classifying chemicals and communication of hazard information through labels on chemicals and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).

When Does My Course Expire?

Your course will expire one (1) year after you purchase it (the date you submit payment) unless the course itself indicates otherwise.

Please read the Terms of Use for more information about course expiration dates.

How Quickly Will I Get My Certificate of Completion?

Once you finish your course and pass any required exams, you can print your certificate of completion right away.

What Can I Do If I Lose My Certificate?

If you lose your certificate of completion and need a new one, contact customer service at (877) 881-2235 or support@360training.com.

What If I Need a Refund for My Course?

If, for some reason, you are not happy and would like a refund, send us a request within 72 hours of purchase. Here are the eligibility requirements you must meet:

  • Your purchase was made no more than 72 hours before your refund request.
  • You have NOT
    • Attempted any portion of a test or exam.
    • Requested or issued a certificate of completion.
    • Completed 50% or more of the purchased course.

If you meet all of these criteria, submit your refund request in writing via email to support@360training.com with a proof-of-purchase receipt and an explanation for why you are requesting a refund.

You can find more information about our refund policy here.

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