California Hazardous Substances Certification Exam Review
Student’s enrolled in the Exam Review will receive the following items: Home Study Manual, Audio/Video Lectures, and Practice Exams. Please click product details for additional info.
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7058.7. (a) No contractor shall engage in a removal or remedial action, as defined in subdivision (d), unless the qualifier for the license has passed an approved hazardous substance certification examination.
(b) (1) The Contractors’ State License Board, the Division of Occupational Safety and Health of the Department of Industrial Relations, and the Department of Toxic Substances Control shall jointly select an advisory committee, which shall be composed of two representatives of hazardous substance removal workers in California, two general engineering contractors in California, and two representatives of insurance companies in California who shall be selected by the Insurance Commissioner.
(2) The Contractors’ State License Board shall develop a written test for the certification of contractors engaged in hazardous substance removal or remedial action, in consultation with the Division of Occupational Safety and Health, the State Water Resources Control Board, the Department of Toxic Substances Control, and the advisory committee.
(c) The Contractors’ State License Board may require additional updated approved hazardous substance certification examinations of licensees currently certified based on new public or occupational health and safety information. The Contractors’ State License Board, in consultation with the Department of Toxic Substances Control and the State Water Resources Control Board, shall approve other initial and updated hazardous substance certification examinations and determine whether to require an updated certification examination of all current certificate holders.
(d) For purposes of this section “removal or remedial action” has the same meaning as found in Chapter 6.8 (commencing with Section 25300) of Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code, if the action requires the contractor to dig into the surface of the earth and remove the dug material and the action is at a site listed pursuant to Section 25356 of the Health and Safety Code or any other site listed as a hazardous waste site by the Department of Toxic Substances Control or a site listed on the National Priorities List compiled pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (42 U.S.C. Sec. 9601 et seq.). “Removal or remedial action” does not include asbestos-related work, as defined in Section 6501.8 of the Labor Code, or work related to a hazardous substance spill on a highway.
(e) (1) A contractor shall not install or remove an underground storage tank, unless the contractor has passed the hazardous substance certification examination developed pursuant to this section.
(2) A contractor who is not certified may bid on or contract for the installation or removal of an underground tank, as long as the work is performed by a contractor who is certified pursuant to this section.
(3) For purposes of this subdivision, “underground storage tank” has the same meaning as defined in subdivision (x) of Section 25281 of the Health and Safety Code.
Student’s enrolled in the Exam Review will receive:
- Hazardous Substances Removal Manual
- Audio/Video Lectures:
- Math Review
- Hazardous Substances Removal
- Health and Safety
- Hazardous Substances Removal Review Questions
- Hazardous Substances Removal Practice Exams:
- Hazardous Substances Removal Test 1
- Hazardous Substances Removal Test 2
- Hazardous Substances Removal Test 3
- Hazardous Substances Removal Update
- Health and Safety
- Hazardous Substances Removal Certificate Computer-Assisted Practice Tests
The Hazardous Substances Removal (HSR) Manual briefly covers the major topics of the State exam including Hazardous Waste, Sampling, Personal Protective Equipment, Atmospheric Hazard Guidelines, Site Control, Underground Storage Tanks, Subsurface Barriers, Excavation Equipment, and Transporting Hazardous Materials. The manual also includes a Glossary and a section covering the Health and Safety Orders. The last section of the HSR manual is the Hazardous Substances Removal Review Questions.
The Math Review Lecture covers the math formulas in the first part of the HSR manual. The Hazardous Substances Removal General Knowledge lecture covers the topics addressed in the manual specific to the HSR Certificate exam. The Health and Safety Lecture covers the Health and Safety Orders at the end of the HSR manual. The Hazardous Substances Removal Review Questions lecture covers the Hazardous Substances Removal Review Questions in the back of the manual.
Please be sure that your students study all of the practice exams. It is important to read and understand each question, and read every word of the explanations. It is necessary to learn the principles behind the question because the State’s questions may be worded differently.
The Hazardous Substances Removal Certificate Computer-Assisted Practice Tests are supplied on a computer disk which will load a software program on the student’s computer. The program presents questions one at a time, automatically scores the exam, presents the student with a grade, and lists each question answered incorrectly along with the correct answer.