3 Days, 24 Instructional Hours
24 MESH Hours (Manager of Environmental Health and Safety)
24 PDHs (Professional Development Hours for Engineers)
About This Course:
This event meets the OSHA training requirements of hazardous material technician-level for emergency responders as outlined in the HazWOPER standard, 29 CFR 1910.120(q) and 29 CFR 1926(q). HazMat technicians are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for their companies for the purpose of stopping the release.
Facility and/or manufacturing personnel (i.e. workers and supervisors, security, emergency coordinators) who are currently on or are planning to join a HazMat response team with the responsibility of responding to hazardous substance releases and spills.
- Identify methods and procedures for recognizing, evaluating, and controlling hazardous substances
- Identify guidelines to properly protect response personnel
- Discuss regulations and actions designed to ensure the health and safety of workers
- Discuss fundamentals of organizational structure and standard operating procedures
- Select and use appropriate personal protective equipment
- Demonstrate the use and limitations of direct-reading air monitoring instruments.
- Hazard awareness, recognition, and identification
- Hazard and risk assessment
- Site safety and control
- Medical monitoring
- Personal protective equipment selection, care and use
- Monitoring and sampling equipment
- Confinement, control, and cleanup
- Decontamination procedures
- Incident command
- Emergency response planning.
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 event. Attendees may also bring their own company equipment if they prefer. (i.e. air purifying or self-contained breathing apparatus respirators and suits).