PROFESSIONAL HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRAINING
What training do I need?
Managers, supervisors, equipment operators, and general laborers exposed to hazardous substances, and health and safety hazards on site. In most instances this level pertains to personnel involved in hazardous waste removal. Forty-hour training is mandatory if conditions require respirator use, i.e., exposure above permissible limits.
Occasional workers, including supervisory personnel, on site for limited periods of time for a specific limited task, in areas where exposures are below permissible limits and respiratory protection is not required.
Annual refresher courses are required for 40- and 24-hour site workers.
See: 29 CFR 1910.120
8-Hour (or as required)
Employees using or exposed to hazardous chemicals in their work area at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new physical or health hazard the employees have not previously been trained about is introduced into their work area.
See: 29 CFR 1910.1200
Equipment operators and general laborers on clandestine drug lab (“CDL”) cleanup projects. Note: Drug labs are considered hazardous waste sites; 40-hour training is a prerequisite for the CDL worker course.
Additional training is required for supervisory personnel due to increased health/safety and technical responsibilities.
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