Site Control (HAZWOPER)

  • 6 topics | 31m 59s
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The purpose of site control is to reduce the potential contamination to workers, the general public, and the environment from hazardous waste sites. Site control is especially important in emergency situations, and the methods and degree of control required will depend on factors such as the size of the site, its characteristics, and the surrounding community. In order to control a site, various procedures are implemented to manage it. This course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements, specifically the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's, or OSHA's, Hazardous Waste Operation and Emergency Response regulation, commonly referred to as HAZWOPER. This 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 purposes of a site control program
  • recognize actions that should be taken before cleanup activities commence after a release
  • identify the activities that occur in the exclusion zone
  • differentiate between the contamination reduction zone and the exclusion zone
  • identify characteristics of the support zone
  • identify how to manage a hazardous site
  • identify safe work practices when working in a hazardous waste site
  • differentiate between the communication systems used internally vs. externally after a spill.
  • identifying safe work practices and differentiating communication systems


  • Site Preparation
  • Control Zones
  • Knowledge Check: Site Management
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Communication
  • Knowledge Check: Work Practices