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CHEMTREC Offers HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher Training

Online, Interactive, Self-Paced Course Meets OSHA Requirements

Michelle Thiell

WASHINGTON (April 12, 2023) — CHEMTREC®, known for its 24/7 worldwide hazmat emergency response call center, has created a fully interactive HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher online training course that meets OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.120 requirements.

Bruce Samuelsen, CHEMTREC’s Chief Executive
There was a growing need for a training that kept users engaged by providing high quality content and was structured to support off-hours training that did not impact customer productivity. We developed our course with these requirements in mind.

OSHA regulations state that workers need to refresh their existing 24-hour or 40-hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification every 12 months to stay up-to-date and review safety practices related to hazardous waste and hazardous materials operations.

The CHEMTREC course includes the materials required by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. Users will learn a variety of topics, such as personal protective equipment, decontamination, confined space entry, hazard communication, and emergency and fire preparedness.

“CHEMTREC’s online training is different than other virtual trainings. Our courses are fully interactive, with knowledge checks throughout each section to keep the user engaged. We also allow the user to start, stop, and resume at any time so that training can fit easily into their everyday schedule,” said Samuelsen.

While OSHA does not recommend, approve, certify, or endorse individual training programs, CHEMTREC has worked closely with industry experts to develop and deliver a solution that meets the requirements for HAZWOPER 8-hour Refresher training and adheres to the level of quality CHEMTREC is known for.

CHEMTREC’s virtual courses make it easier than ever to stay up to date on required training certifications. All of the courses are available to take at the user’s own pace. When a user completes the course, they will receive a printable certificate and wallet card for their records.

Learn more about the HAZWOPER 8-Hour Refresher course and CHEMTREC’s other training at hazmatsafetytraining.com or email training@chemtrec.com.

[i] 29 CFR 1910 mandates training for employees exposed to hazardous substances, health hazards, or safety hazards. The level of training the employer must provide depends on the role the employee will play. It remains the employers’ responsibility to determine the adequate level of training mandated by the CFR. CHEMTREC makes no representations or warranties that its training course(s) will satisfy the requirements for any employee.


CHEMTREC’s world-leading call center operates on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week, providing emergency response information wherever hazardous materials are manufactured, stored, transported, or used. With the right procedures and protocols in place, and by doing what’s right quickly and effectively, CHEMTREC helps minimize environmental impacts, protect people, and preserve the assets and reputations of its customers. Operating globally, CHEMTREC has offices in major regions and on-the-ground knowledge of local regulations, understanding of local nuances, and appreciation of cultural sensitivities. CHEMTREC offers a suite of services along with L1 emergency response, including SDS management and authoring, hazardous materials training, crisis management, L2/L3 notification services, carrier solutions, data reporting, and lithium battery solutions. CHEMTREC is proud to contribute to the practice of safe handling and transportation of hazardous materials.

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