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OSHA 8-Hour HAZMAT (HAZWOPER) Annual Refresher Workshop

Safety & Environmental


This course is offered at the Evendale campus.


The target audience for this training program includes: Individuals who are entering the workforce and need to attend OSHA-mandated entry-level safety training.

Contact Hours


Course Description

This hands-on refresher course provides a basic update for individuals who are responsible for facility spill response operations or site environmental cleanup of hazardous substances. After the completion of this course, the student will possess the basic core competencies for managing the response to a hazardous substance incident or site clean-up requirement. The student will receive refresher training on the basic skills to recognize and supplement personal health and safety procedures, employ and operate air monitoring equipment, conduct materials sampling, and multi-stage DECON operations, deploy spill control equipment and supplement containment strategies.

Course Objectives

Help students gain an understanding of:

  • Identifying hazardous materials and perform an incident Hazard & Risk Assessment
  • How to demonstrate the correct use of air monitoring and calibration equipment
  • How to identify levels of protection, and demonstrate the correct use of personal protective equipment and chemical protective clothing
  • How to properly don and remove a respirator (APR & SCBA), and select the appropriate cartridge and filter based on a specific hazard
  • Identifying and explain decontamination
  • How to explain basic chemical, and toxicological, terminology and chemical behavior
  • Performing spill control / containment operations
  • How to demonstrate the ability to function within an assigned role in the Incident Command system / NIMS
  • Explaining incident termination procedures
  • Explaining how to supplement site or organization emergency plans

Course Features

  • This course features both table-top exercises and hands-on lab refresher training involving key HAZMAT (HAZWOPER) skills that will allow an individual to function as a HAZWOPER specialist on scene incident commander or an environmental general site worker.
  • Content is written to meet specific curriculum as listed in 29 CFR 1910.120, NFPA 472, 40 CFR Part 311, and 40 CFR Part 260-265 (RCRA).
  • Student Resources include a detailed student course book along with HAZMAT technical reference materials (NIOSH & USDOT).
  • All content has been developed and created by industry leading subject matter experts with years of operational experience. The course material is reviewed at least annually by instructional designers.

To reserve space in an upcoming class, please email or call 513-569-1643. 

For More Information

COL Bob Cutajar, USA (ret.) Assistant Business Manager
Cincinnati State Workforce Development Center
10100 Reading Rd.
Cincinnati, OH. 45241
Office (513) 569-5731


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