OSHA Hazardous Waste Training

Regulatory Requirement Summary

General Industry . –  Hazardous Waste Training Standards – CCR Title 8 Sections 5192 (California OSHA), 29 CFR 1910.120 (Federal OSHA)

Hazardous Waste Occasional Site Worker Level Training  

Twenty-four (24) Hours

Workers on site only occasionally for a specific limited task (such as, but not limited to, ground water monitoring, land surveying, or geo-physical surveying) and who are unlikely to be exposed over PELs and published exposure levels shall receive a minimum of 24 hours of instruction off the site, and the minimum of one day actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained, experienced supervisor.

Hazardous Waste General Site Worker Level Training  

Forty (40) Hours

General site workers (such as equipment operators, general laborers, and supervisory personnel) engaged in hazardous substance removal of other activities, which expose or potentially expose workers to hazardous substances and health hazards shall receive a minimum of forty hours of instruction off the site.

*A minimum of three days actual field experience under the direct supervision of a trained experienced supervisor. See Hazmat Supervisor Training for more details.

Hazardous Waste Operations Supervisory Training

Eight (8) Hours

The overall objective of this course is to provide training and certification to individuals who act in a supervisory role at controlled sites as defined under 29 CFR 1910.120(e) and CCR Title 8 Section 5192(e). It is the supervisor’s job to work with safety and health professionals, designers, engineers, maintenance, and personnel staff to engineer as many hazards out of the workplace as possible, to educate employees in safe work practices and procedures, and to enforce all safety rules and policies. The prerequisite to this course is the 40-hour and must be scheduled after the 40 hour.


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