HAZWOPER Training Emergency Response Initial — Hazmat-Technician-Level Responders

High-impact multi-course training covering the essentials of emergency response operations (HAZWOPER) at a hazmat technician level.

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First responders at the hazardous materials (hazmat) technician level are individuals who respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous substances for the purpose of stopping the release. They take a more aggressive role than lower-level responders and will approach the point of release to plug, patch, or otherwise stop the release.

To prepare for these duties, first responders at the technical level need to know about:

  • Their organization's Emergency Response Plan and how to implement it
  • Hazardous substance classification, identification, and verification using field survey instruments and equipment
  • Their assigned role within the Incident Command System
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) selection and use
  • Hazard and risk assessment
  • Advance control, containment, and/or confinement measures
  • Decontamination procedure implementation
  • Termination procedures
  • Chemical and toxicological behavior and terminology

HAZWOPER Emergency Response Initial Training: Hazmat-Technician-Level Responders Curriculum

There are eleven e-learning courses included within the HAZWOPER: Emergency Response Initial Training: Hazmat-Technician-Level Responders Curriculum:

HAZWOPER: Emergency Response Planning

This training course focuss on what an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is, the basic steps involved in an emergency response, employee roles in a response to a hazardous substance emergency release, and internal and external communications during an emergency.

HAZWOPER: Chemical Fundamentals

This training informs learners of how chemical-related terms are defined; the health and physical hazards, properties, stability, reactivity, and toxicity of chemicals; and the routes, symptoms, types, and effects of chemical exposure.

HAZWOPER: Hazardous Substance Recognition and Identification

This HAZWOPER training helps educate employees about recognizing and identifying hazardous substances, as well as what to do during a hazardous substance emergency.

HAZWOPER: Emergency and Post-Emergency Response Procedures

This training course exposes learners to the steps used for notification, preparation, and response during emergency and post-emergency response operations.

HAZWOPER: Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing

This HAZWOPER training course informs learners of the different types of PPE and CPC, including their uses and limitations, levels of protection, how to don and doff the equipment, and the importance of proper storage, inspection, and maintenance.

HAZWOPER: HazCom, Hazmat, and Hazardous Waste

This training course covers the HazCom, Hazmat, and Hazardous Waste regulations from a Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response perspective.

HAZWOPER: Exposure Monitoring and Sampling

This Hazwoper training course is designed to teach learners the difference between exposure monitoring & sampling, the instruments to use, requirements & more.

HAZWOPER: Medical Program

This Hazwoper training course will teach learners about the medical program, including types of exams, treatments and symptoms to watch for during emergency response operations.

HAZWOPER: Decontamination

This training focuses on ways to avoid contamination, the decontamination process including methods and equipment used in decontamination, the limitations associated with decontamination, the decontamination line itself, and emergency decontamination procedures.

HAZWOPER: Respiratory Protection

This Hazwoper training course informs learners about the purpose of respirators, the equipment to use, and how to use and clean them properly.

HAZWOPER: Health and Physical Hazards

This HAZWOPER training creates awareness to hazards that may be present when working at a hazardous waste cleanup site or responding to an emergency release.

Intended Audience: Any employees who may be involved or expected to engage in:

  1. Hazardous waste cleanup operations where the employee may be exposed to hazardous substances; or
  2. A response to an occurrence which results, or is likely to result, in an uncontrolled release of a hazardous substance
  • Copyright Date:

  • 2018

IMPORTANT NOTE: In OSHA's view, HAZWOPER online training, by itself, is not sufficient to meet the intent of the agency's training requirements for HAZWOPER, 29 CFR 1910.120 for general industry or 29 CFR 1926.65 for construction. Therefore, online training must be supplemented by site-specific elements, hands-on training and exercises, and an opportunity for trainees to ask questions of a qualified trainer. When using this curriculum as a tool to help with training under §1910.120(q)(6)/§1926.65(q)(6), we suggest you:

  • Ensure your trainer is qualified, in accordance with §1910.120(q)(7)/§1926.65(q)(7)
  • Augment the online training with site-specific elements
  • Tailor your training to the employees' assigned duties
  • Include hands-on training to familiarize trainees with equipment, PPE, and safe practices
  • Provide trainees with immediate and direct access to a qualified trainer as they are taking the course
  • Offer an opportunity for trainees to ask questions of the qualified trainer
  • Ensure all training elements listed in the regulation are covered
  • Meet the training duration requirement under §1910.120(q)(6)/§1926.65(q)(6) (NOTE: This online training course curriculum is not intended to fill the training duration requirement of 24 hours, and it is anticipated the remaining duration will be filled with the items in the bullets above)
  • Ensure the employer certifies the trainee has met the training requirements in accordance with §1910.120(q)(6)/§1926.65(q)(6). (NOTE: The online training curriculum does not provide HAZWOPER certification; the online course curriculum certificate only acknowledges the completion of the online training itself.)
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These training programs are also available to download for use on your own Learning Management System (LMS) or company intranet!

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