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16 hours


This 16-hour course is presented over two days and provides certification training in the basic U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations as set forth in 49 CFR and State of California Regulations as found in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). It will also cover the specific responsibilities for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) generators detailed in Title 22 & Title 26, as well as the California HHW exemptions in 13 CCR and the California variances required to run an HHW program.


  • Regulatory Overview and Training requirements HM126F
  • Classification of Hazardous Wastes
  • Hazardous Materials 172 Tables and Proper Shipping Name
  • Packaging, Marking and Labeling
  • Safety
  • Placarding
  • Documentation, Manifesting, Exemptions and DTSC Variances

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Annual Refreshers are required to maintain your certification. You can take the refresher anytime during the 12 months following expiration of your 40-hour certificate, but you may not engage in WSW activities until the refresher is completed. If you fail to complete the required refresher within the grace period, you must retake the initial 40 Hour Course.

29 CFR 1910.120 and Title 8 CCR 5192
Hazardous wastes, when not handled properly, can pose a significant safety and health risk. OSHA recognized the need to improve the quality of the hazardous waste work environment and developed the HAZWOPER standard to provide employers and employees with the information and training necessary to improve workplace safety and health, thereby greatly reducing the number of injuries and illnesses resulting from exposure to hazardous waste.

49 CFR and CCR Title 13
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations for hazardous wastes, including Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW) are set forth in 49 CFR. The State of California Regulations are found in Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). Specific rules governing Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) generators are detailed in Title 22 & Title 26.