HAZWOPER Center Shares What to Do if Workers Miss Their HAZWOPER Refresher Training Within 12 Months


North Richland Hills, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/09/2024 --HAZWOPER Center is the go-to choice for HAZWOPER refresher training in New Jersey, Texas, Alaska, New York, California, Florida and throughout the nation. While this refresher training is key to maintaining certification, it also serves as a critical component in ensuring the safety and well-being of workers in hazardous environments. But what should a worker do if they miss this training?

What is HAZWOPER Certification?

HAZWOPER certification remains valid for up to 12 months, with refresher training being a mandatory requirement to sustain certification. This training is pivotal in keeping workers abreast of the latest safety regulations and protocols in dealing with hazardous substances or working in hazardous environments. The HAZWOPER refresher training encompasses:

- Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
- Safety and health programs
- Personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Site characterization
- Health hazards
- Decontamination
- Emergency response
- Hazard communication
- Confined space entry
- Lockout/tagout
- Respiratory protection
- Air monitoring
- Chemical protective clothing
- Emergency response planning
- Hazardous waste disposal
- And more!

Leeway for Emergencies

In certain instances, workers may encounter emergencies or circumstances that hinder them from completing refresher training within the 12-month period. These could include illness, family emergencies, or unforeseen events. Employers have the discretion to grant a brief extension on a case-by-case basis, thereby allowing workers to complete the training at a later date.

Retaking Training

If one misses the 12-month deadline and fails to secure an extension, the entire HAZWOPER refresher training must be retaken. This is imperative to ensure that workers are well-versed in the latest safety guidelines and procedures.

About HAZWOPER Center
HAZWOPER Center is proud to offer HAZWOPER refresher to New Jersey, Texas, Alaska, New York, California, Florida, and around the nation. With the goal of ensuring that workers stay up-to-date on the latest safety guidelines and procedures, their comprehensive online training programs are designed to accommodate busy schedules and provide essential knowledge for maintaining certification. Visit hazwopercenter.com to enroll in HAZWOPER refresher training today!