Regulatory Overview (HAZWOPER)

  • 4 topics | 31m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course provides information about the history, purpose, and mission of key regulatory agencies including OSHA, EPA, and DOT. The intent of the course is to provide the learner with an understanding of the sources of regulatory occupational safety and health work practices and standards. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to specify why regulatory standards are established, identify the purpose of the major regulatory agencies that establish regulations impacting the workplace (OSHA, EPA, DOT), identify the purpose of RCRA, CERCLA, and SARA, identify hazardous waste, identify the scope and purpose of HAZWOPER, identify steps to prevent hazardous materials and exposure to hazardous waste, and identify which workers are affected by HAZWOPER. The course was developed and reviewed with subject matter support provided by certified subject matter experts and industry professionals. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the scope and purpose of the Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • identify the purposes of the major regulatory agencies that establish regulations impacting the workplace
  • identify the purposes of RCRA, CERCLA, and SARA
  • identify true statements regarding company responsibilities and environmental laws
  • identify true statements about hazardous waste
  • identify general characteristics of HAZWOPER
  • identify ways to prevent exposure to hazardous waste


  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Environmental Laws
  • Preventing Exposure