Reserve seats for: OSHA 24 Hour HAZWOPER (HAZMAT) Technician Level & Occasional Site Worker
This training focuses on both defensive and offensive measures that stop and contain hazardous material (waste) spills and releases. All training topics covered in the operations level course are also covered in greater detail in this course. This course is designed to meet the OSHA, EPA, NFPA (Operations Level) & USDOT training requirements for individuals who handle or are exposed to hazardous substances. A hazardous substance includes both hazardous material and hazardous waste. Course learning objectives are based on the following references: 29 CFR 1910.120, USDOT 49 CFR Parts 170-179, USEPA 40 CFR Part 311, and NFPA 472.
Topics to be covered:
Chemical & Toxicological terms and Behaviors
HAZMAT Levels of Protection & Select and Wear Chemical Protective Clothing
Select, utilize APR & Supplied Air Respirators (SAR)
Offensive Spill Containment Techniques
DECON Line Operations
Medical Surveillance Program
US EPA Hazardous Waste Labeling
Incident Command System/NIMS
Use of Air Monitoring Instruments
Implement Emergency Plans
Drum Over packing, patching & piping
US DOT HAZMAT Labeling, Packaging & Placards
Risk Assessment & Chemical Profiling
Course Outcomes: A hazardous material technician who is competent to respond to all levels up to and including a Level A response. Individual will possess the ability to implement a wide range of emergency plans and competent to use all types of HAZMAT (HAZWOPER) response equipment
Note: Firefighters – this course is designed to meet NFPA 472 guidelines for HAZMAT Operations Level Certification.
Special Note: In some segments of this course, participants are required to wear respirator equipment, which precludes wearing eyeglasses. Individuals who are severely restricted are required to notify the instructors and be aware that their participation will be limited. During some exercises, participants are required to wear chemical protective clothing, which may be stressful to certain individuals. Participation in these exercises is not required but attendance is required. Individuals who are not currently participating in a medical surveillance program should consult their physician before attending this course.
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