Hazardous Materials Technician Level Training (40-hours)
This course provides those personnel
who are, or will be operating as a member of a hazardous materials response team
with the basic skills needed to evaluate and mitigate an incident involving the
release of hazardous materials. Hazardous materials technicians are
individuals who respond to releases or potential releases for the purpose of
stopping the release. They assume a more aggressive role than a first
responder at the Operations
level in that they will approach the point of release in order to plug, patch or
otherwise stop the release of a hazardous substance - 29 CFR
and procedures for evaluating and controlling a hazardous materials
and principles for protecting the health and safety of response personnel.
fundamentals of response team organization and operations.
proper use of chemical protective clothing and direct-reading instruments.
and containment techniques.
In addition to the
levels I and II objectives, this course will include:
of the employer's (jurisdictional) emergency response plan;
classification, identification, and verification of known and unknown
materials by using field survey instruments and equipment;
within an assigned role in the Incident Command System;
and proper use of specialized chemical personal protectice equipment;
of hazard and risk assessment techniques;
advanced control, containment, and/or confinement operations;
advanced decontamination procedures;
termination procedures; and
basic chemical and toxicological terminology and behavior.